The golden ocean

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In the year 1740, Commodore (later Admiral) George Anson embarked on a voyage that would become one of the most famous exploits in British naval history. Sailing through poorly charted waters, Anson and his men encountered disaster, disease, and astonishing success. They circumnavigated the globe and seized a nearly incalcuable sum of Spanish gold and silver, but only one of the five ships survived.This is the background to the first novel Patrick O'Brian ever wrote about the sea, a precursor to the acclaimed Aubrey/Maturin series that shares the excitement and rich humor of those books. The protagonist is Peter Palafox, son of a poor Irish parson, who 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."In the present case the names were provided for me, together with the whole sequence of events, just as they were for Homer, Virgil, and many others....I was fortunate enough to have great material, and I wrote the book in about six weeks (or was it less?), laughing most of the time."--Patrick O'Brian on the writing of The Golden Ocean
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subject_facet Anson, George Anson, -- Baron, -- 1697-1762 -- Fiction, Anson, George Anson, -- Baron, -- 1697-1862 -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Audiobooks (CD), Electronic books, Great Britain -- History, Naval -- 18th century -- Fiction, Great Britain -- History, Naval -- 18th century -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Historical -- FICTION, Historical fiction, Historical fiction. -- Audiobooks (CD), Sea stories, Sea stories. -- Audiobooks (CD), Voyages around the world -- Fiction, Voyages around the world -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
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title_full The Golden Ocean [eBook] O'Brian, Patrick., The Golden Ocean [electronic resource] O'Brian, Patrick., The golden ocean / Patrick O'Brian, The golden ocean [sound recording] / by Patrick O'Brian
title_short The golden ocean
topic_facet Anson, George Anson, Audiobooks (CD), Historical, History, Naval, Voyages around the world