H. M. S. Surprise (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #3) (Paperback)

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This is book number 3 in the Aubrey/Maturin Novels series.

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"The best historical novels ever written." —Richard Snow, New York Times Book Review


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.



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

Patrick O’Brian is unquestionably the Homer of the Napoleonic wars.
— James Hamilton-Paterson - New Republic

A first-rate tale of the sea…I read it with absorption and satisfaction.
— Robertson Davies
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393307610
ISBN-10: 0393307611
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: May 17th, 1991
Pages: 416
Language: English
Series: Aubrey/Maturin Novels