The Unknown Shore

The Unknown Shore

Patrick O'Brian


An instant precursor to Patrick O'Brian's acclaimed Aubrey/Maturin sequence, exhibiting the entire most suitable prose and a focus to element that O'Brian's readers expect.

Patrick O'Brian's first novel concerning the sea, The Golden Ocean, took proposal from Commodore George Anson's fateful circumnavigation of the globe in 1740. In The Unknown Shore, O'Brian returns to this wealthy resource and mines it brilliantly for one more, rather varied story of exploration and adventure.

The guess was once parted from Anson's squadron within the fierce storms off Cape Horn and struggled on my own up the coast of Chile until eventually she used to be pushed opposed to the rocks and sank. The survivors have been quickly curious about hassle of each variety. A surplus of rum, a disappearing inventory of nutrients, and a difficult, detested captain quickly drove them into drunkenness, mutiny, and bloodshed. After many months of privation, a handful of guys made their approach northward less than the information of a band of Indians, eventually discovering protection in Valparaiso.

This saga of survival is the heritage to the adventures of 2 younger males aboard the guess: midshipman Jack Byron and his pal Tobias Barrow, an alarmingly naive surgeon's mate. Patrick O'Brian's many committed readers will take specific curiosity during this tale, as Jack and Toby shape a type of blueprint for Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, the famed heroes of the nice Aubrey/Maturin sequence to come.

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