H.M.S. Surprise

by Patrick O'Brian
Category: "Fiction - Historical"
Pages:379
Year of Publication:1973
Date Read:11/18/1997
Notes:Third in the Aubrey-Maturin adventures. This book is set among the strange sights and smells of the Indian subcontinent, and in the distant waters ploughed by the ships of the East India Company. But somewhere in the Indian Ocean lies the prize that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams: the ships sent by Napoleon to attack the China Fleet ...
My Rating: 10

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Aubrey takes the frigate Surprise to India to drop off a envoy. When they arrive, Stephen discovers Diana, living with a trader named Canning. They quarrel, and Stephen kills him in a duel. Diana agrees to marry him, but then runs off with a rich American. Meanwhile, Jack joins his ship to a convoy of traders and helps them fight off a French squadron. He is rewarded with enough money to finally enable him to marry Sophie.
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