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The Golden Ocean
by Patrick O'Brian




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Commodore (later Admiral) Anson s fateful circumnavigation of the globe in 1740, wherein Anson and his men encountered disaster, disease, and astonishing success, is the background to The Golden Ocean, the first historical sea novel that Patrick O'Brian ever wrote. Midshipman Peter Palafox, son of a poor Irish parson, signs on as a midshipman, never before having seen a ship. Together with his lifelong friend Sean, Peter sets out to seek his fortune, embarking upon a journey of danger, disappointment, foreign lands, and excitement. Here is a tale certain to please not only admirers of O'Brian s work but also any reader with an adventurous soul.

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Overview

Commodore (later Admiral) Anson s fateful circumnavigation of the globe in 1740, wherein Anson and his men encountered disaster, disease, and astonishing success, is the background to The Golden Ocean, the first historical sea novel that Patrick O'Brian ever wrote. Midshipman Peter Palafox, son of a poor Irish parson, signs on as a midshipman, never before having seen a ship. Together with his lifelong friend Sean, Peter sets out to seek his fortune, embarking upon a journey of danger, disappointment, foreign lands, and excitement. Here is a tale certain to please not only admirers of O'Brian s work but also any reader with an adventurous soul.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780393315370
  • ISBN-10: 0393315371
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish Date: October 1996
  • Page Count: 288
  • Dimensions: 8.52 x 5.11 x 0.72 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds


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