H.M.S. Surprise

H.M.S. Surprise

Book - 1994
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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 dream: the ships sent by Napoleon to attack the China Fleet...
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 1994, c1973
Edition: Norton uniform ed
ISBN: 9780393037036
Branch Call Number: F OBr
Alternative Title: HMS Surprise


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Jan 23, 2018

Real good navel book reminds me of the movie but didn't quite follow the movie.

Worth the read as it is interesting to follow Aubrey the ships captain and learn how vessels in that era engaged both friendly and non-friendly back in those days. Aubrey's character is one of smarts and cunning though sometimes being momentarily outwitted he comes back to get the edge on the other war ship.

Good book to enjoy.


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