The Reverse of the Medal (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #11) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 11 in the Aubrey/Maturin Novels series.

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"An overwhelming, outstanding novel...!"—Irish Times


Captain Jack Aubrey, R. N., ashore after a successful cruise, is persuaded by a casual acquaintance to make certain investments in the City. This innocent decision ensnares him in the London criminal underground and in government espionage—the province of his friend Stephen Maturin. Is Aubrey's humiliation and the threatened ruin of his career a deliberate plot? This dark tale is a fitting backdrop to the brilliant characterization and sparkling dialogue which O'Brian's readers have come to expect.

About the Author


One of our greatest contemporary novelists, Patrick O’Brian is the author of the twenty volumes of the best-selling Aubrey/Maturin series, as well as many other books, including Testimonies, The Golden Ocean, The Unknown Shore, and biographies of Joseph Banks and Picasso.

Praise For…


I haven’t read novels [in the past ten years] except for all of the Patrick O’Brian series. It was, unfortunately, like tripping on heroin. I started on those books and couldn’t stop.
— E. O. Wilson - Boston Globe
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393037111
ISBN-10: 0393037118
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: November 17th, 1994
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Aubrey/Maturin Novels