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The Coming of Age

by Patrick O'Brian Simone De Beauvoir

"The Coming of Age" is the definitive study of the universal problem of growing old, which in and of itself is a brilliant achievement.

The Far Side of the World

by Patrick O'Brian

Jack Aubrey sets course for Cape Horn on a mission. Little does he and Maturin know that disasters await them in the Great South Sea: typhoons, shipwrecks, murder, and criminal insanity.

H.M.S. Surprise

by Patrick O'Brian

Third in the series of Aubrey-Maturin adventures, this book is set among the strange sights and smells of the Indian subcontinent, and in the distant waters ploughed by the ships of the East India Company. Aubrey is on the defensive, pitting wits and seamanship against an enemy enjoying overwhelming local superiority. But somewhere in the Indian Ocean lies the prize that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams: the ships sent by Napoleon to attack the China Fleet....

The Letter of Marque

by Patrick O'Brian

Captain Jack Aubrey, a brilliant and experienced officer, has been struck off the list of post-captains for a crime he did not commit. His old friend Stephen Maturin, usually cast as a ship's surgeon to mask his discreet activities on behalf of British Intelligence, has bought for Aubrey his former ship the Surprise to command as a privateer, more politely termed a letter of marque. Together they sail on a desperate mission against the French, which, if successful, may redeem Aubrey from the private hell of his disgrace.

Master and Commander

by Patrick O'Brian

This, the first in the splendid series of Jack Aubrey novels, establishes the friendship between Captain Aubrey, R. N. , and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, against a thrilling backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Details of a life aboard a man-of-war are faultlessly rendered: the conversational idiom of the officers in the ward room and the men on the lower deck, the food, the floggings, the mysteries of the wind and the rigging, and the roar of broadsides as the great ships close in battle.

Master And Commander

by Patrick O'Brian

This novel establishes the friendship between Captain Aubrey, R. N., and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, against the thrilling backdrop of the Napoleonic wars.

Post Captain

by Patrick O'Brian

In 1803 Napoleon smashes the Peace of Amiens, and Captain Jack Aubrey, R. N., is interned. He escapes from France, prison, from a possible mutiny, and straight into the mouth of a French-held harbor.

When Things of the Spirit Come First

by Patrick O'Brian Simone De Beauvoir

The general theme that Beauvoir takes up in these 5 short stories is that of the harm inflicted upon young women by the 'spiritual' values and mystifications of the ruling French middle classes of her time. In the brief Preface to the 1979 edition of the collection Beauvoir stressed how much of herself went into the book and how she herself had been oppressed by spiritualism.

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