The sixteenth volume in the Aubrey/Maturin series, and Patrick O'Brian's first bestseller in the United States.
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As readers of O'Brian's 15 previous novels featuring Maturin and Aubrey know (they first appeared 23 years ago in Master and Commander), what draws you into these books is O'Brian's uncanny sense of period, place, nature, and creature.Dec 03 1993 | Read Full Review of The Wine-Dark Sea
Here's Maturin, having dissected a frigate bird and made an astounding discovery: "The symphysis of the furcula coalesces with the carina and the upper end of each ramus with the caracoid, while in turn each caracoid coalesces with the proximal end of the scapula!"Nov 08 1993 | Read Full Review of The Wine-Dark Sea
O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin series is certainly the best historical fiction I have ever read, because the writing and the characterisation are so attuned, it seems to me, to the sensibilities of the environment and the period: the early 19th century, Jack Aubrey’s world of the Royal Navy, Stephen Ma...Apr 01 2008 | Read Full Review of The Wine-Dark Sea
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