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by Patrick O'Brian

eBook The Reverse of the Medal (Vol. Book 11)  (Aubrey/Maturin Novels) epub
  • ISBN: 0393309606
  • Author: Patrick O'Brian
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (July 17, 1992)
  • Pages: 287 pages
  • ePUB size: 1713 kb
  • FB2 size 1698 kb
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Book 11 of 21 in Aubrey/Maturin Novels (21 Book Series). I highly recommend reading The Reverse of the Medal to anyone deciding whether or not they should.

Book 11 of 21 in Aubrey/Maturin Novels (21 Book Series).

Patrick O'Brian's acclaimed Aubrey/Maturin series of historical novels has been described as "a masterpiece" . The Far Side of the World, the tenth book in the series, was adapted into a 2003 film directed by Peter Weir and starring Russell Crowe and Paul Bettany

The Far Side of the World, the tenth book in the series, was adapted into a 2003 film directed by Peter Weir and starring Russell Crowe and Paul Bettany. The film was nominated for ten Oscars, including Best Picture.

Book 11) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)", Patrick O'Brian. Patrick O'Brian5 декабря 2011 г. W. Norton & Company. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "The Reverse of the Medal (Vol. Book 11) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)" для чтения в офлайн-режиме.

An overwhelming, outstanding novel!" -Irish Times. Captain Jack Aubrey, R. ashore after a successful cruise, is persuaded by a casual acquaintance to make certain investments in the City.

Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written. This is the eleventh book in the series. The Reverse of the Medal is in all respects an unconventional naval tale.

Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written. Captain Jack Aubrey, RN, arrives in the Dutch East Indies to find himself appointed to the command of the fastest and best-armed frigate in the Navy

Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written. Captain Jack Aubrey, RN, arrives in the Dutch East Indies to find himself appointed to the command of the fastest and best-armed frigate in the Navy. He and his friend Stephen Maturin take passage for England in a despatch vessel.

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"An overwhelming, outstanding novel...!"―Irish Times

Captain Jack Aubrey, R. N., ashore after a successful cruise, is persuaded by a casual acquaintance to make certain investments in the City. This innocent decision ensnares him in the London criminal underground and in government espionage―the province of his friend Stephen Maturin. Is Aubrey's humiliation and the threatened ruin of his career a deliberate plot? This dark tale is a fitting backdrop to the brilliant characterization and sparkling dialogue which O'Brian's readers have come to expect.
Comments: (7)
Chuynopana
Every Patrick O'Brien novel - especially all of the Aubrey Maturin series - should be required reading for anyone who loves a great story with compelling characters, adventure, suspense and just the slightest touch of romance. Add to that that they are steeped in actual history - based on the logbooks of the RN captains who sailed in the era about which he writes - these are history lessons in the most entertaining form imaginable. Highest recommendation i could possibly give.
Munigrinn
I recall reading somewhere that O'Brian must have realized he started this series too late in historical context due to the popularity of the characters and the story. This book is apparently one of the stories intended to try to stretch out the series. Unlike book 10 this one is so packed with Aubrey's personal weaknesses, his flaws, that we've come to respect. Too trusting by half. Too loyal. Too gullible outside of command at sea. O'Brian successfully inserted a short, by calendar, story into the overall Aubrey timeline that tells so much about Aubrey and Maturin both. We are also given a glimpse of a true stock exchange scandal that brings out the best and the worst of those around Aubrey. I appreciated O'Brian's depiction of loyalty among naval sailors, Aubrey's friends and his family. We get an intimate look into society in the era that succeeds in painting a picture we wouldn't know without accounts like this. I highly recommend reading The Reverse of the Medal to anyone deciding whether or not they should. It is a great story. Go ahead, buy it. Read it and be entertained.
betelgeuze
_The Reverse of the Medal_ has quite a different pace than the previous books in the series. This is not to suggest that it is slow or belabored - far from it - but the rhythm of life at sea, punctuated with foul weather, chase and battle is curiously absent here. One gets the sense that the series is about to take another tack. The primary joy for me (aside from the vivid descriptions of life at sea) is the relationship between Aubrey and Maturin, and the flaws each man possess, making them much more real. Here, Aubrey is framed - a "put-up job" in 19th century parlance, with grave consequences.

It is perhaps bewildering that Aubrey, who is such a lion at sea is such a helpless babe ashore. This almost child-like trust (along with the political turmoil created by his father) is the root of the plot. Aubrey's willingness to trust his fellow officers also plays into the turmoil as he reflects, "True, I have spent less time on shore than most men, and few have had such luck; but I was suprised to find how much jealousy it had caused. I had no idea I had so many enemies, or at least ill-wishers in the service." It is painful, therefore to see a character (as flawed as he is) to be so humbled and publically humiliated.

O'Brian is never one to close a door without leaving another open, however. While _The Reverse of the Medal_ concludes with a rabbit-punch to the kidney, there is a glimmer of hope that things will be made right, and our hero will once again return to sea. This lifeline (as one would expect) is in the form of Dr. Maturin, whose secret life as an intelligence operative provides some context and (I hope) some opportunity for redemption. Perhaps most frustrating of all, the story concludes as a virtual cliff-hanger. I take comfort in knowing that I don't have to wait years for the next installment to be written. Highly recommended reading.
Jogrnd
This is one of the most intriguing, interesting, and generally historically accurate series concerning the period of the world's most rapid expansion into empires with their conflicts, intrigues, and physical combat. The story is not complete until you've read EVERY series in the book. I have a friend who re-reads the entire series once a year. It really is that good.
Kulafyn
This series of novels is about Britain's Royal Navy of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, but it's more about a small group of main characters. Patrick O'Brian is under appreciated. He's the best story teller in my experience and his characters are easy to believe in and even fall in love with. If you haven't read any, I'm make the semi-blasphemous suggestion that you start with the third novel, "HMS Surprise". The characters are fully developed, the plot is exciting and the nautical jargon is not as imposing as in some of the other books.
Manona
Every book in the series is a please to read, but this was not the best in the series. I loaned it to a friend many years ago and never got it back, so I bought it again recently to complete the set. I will read it again, as I have with all of the others. People new to the Aubrey/Maturin series should definitely not make this the first book they read. Start at the beginning with Master and Commander, and then enjoy all 20 books in sequence.
Wenes
Having read all the Aubrey / Maturin novels by O'Brian at least three times, I am never tired of them. The dialogue between the principle characters is so compelling I really slow down my reading to absorb it all.
I really must keep a copy of the Complete Oxford Dictionary by me in future as there are many old English words (particularly the seafaring ones) I haven't a clue what they mean and in the past I have just breezed over them. (excuse the pun about "breeze".)
Recommended reading for all "sea dogs"; but start at the first novel not like me who started with the "Reverse of the Medal" back in 1992.
I am a Patrick O'Brian fan and have read all of his Aubrey/Maturin books. The Reverse of the Medal is highly entertaining as a novel, quite literary as usual for all his books, and contains the usual high-level historicity. The novel contains a fictionalization of one event in the life of the main model for Aubrey, Captain Lord Cochrane. I will not give that event away in this review. O'Brian books are not just adventure novels, but are high literature. I consider his entire series to be amongst the world's finest literature and most fun reads.
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