Notes: The second Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin novel, set in part on land. Aubrey loses his fortune and the two friends hide out in France, only to find themselves behind enemy line swhen war breaks out. O'Brian's series of meticulously detailed nautical novels set during the early 19th century set a high bar for historical fiction.
Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket.
Publication: London: Collins, 1972.
Item No: #307589