The Reverse of the Medal (Vol. Book 11) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels) (Google eBook)

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W. W. Norton & Company, Dec 5, 2011 - Fiction
16 Reviews

"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.
  

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Review: The Reverse of the Medal (Aubrey & Maturin #11)

User Review  - Marcea - Goodreads

Never expected one of O'Brian's tales that contained not one sea battle to be so exciting and suspenseful but, oh my, this one was all that and more. And what an almighty cliffhanger he leaves at the ... Read full review

Review: The Reverse of the Medal (Aubrey & Maturin #11)

User Review  - Andrew Conlon - Goodreads

I am nearly done reading this brilliant series of books, and to be honest the only thing slowing me down is the delay in obtaining the next titles in the series. O'Brian writes with great technical ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
9
Section 3
40
Section 4
70
Section 5
114
Section 6
139
Section 7
174
Section 8
200
Section 9
229
Section 10
256
Section 11
268
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Patrick O'Brian's acclaimed Aubrey/Maturin series of historical novels has been described as "a masterpiece" (David Mamet, New York Times), "addictively readable" (Patrick T. Reardon, Chicago Tribune), and "the best historical novels ever written" (Richard Snow, New York Times Book Review), which "should have been on those lists of the greatest novels of the 20th century" (George Will).Set in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars, O'Brian's twenty-volume series centers on the enduring friendship between naval officer Jack Aubrey and physician (and spy) Stephen Maturin. 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. The books are now available in hardcover, paperback, and e-book format.In addition to the Aubrey/Maturin novels, Patrick O'Brian wrote several books including the novels Testimonies, The Golden Ocean, and The Unknown Shore, as well as biographies of Joseph Banks and Picasso. He translated many works from French into English, among them the novels and memoirs of Simone de Beauvoir, the first volume of Jean Lacouture's biography of Charles de Gaulle, and famed fugitive Henri Cherrière's memoir Papillon. O'Brian died in January 2000.

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