Post Captain

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1994 - Fiction - 496 pages
"We've beat them before and we'll beat them again." In 1803 Napoleon smashes the Peace of Amiens, and Captain Jack Aubrey, R. N., taking refuge in France from his creditors, is interned. He escapes from France, from debtor's Prison, from a possible mutiny, and pursues his quarry straight into the mouth of a French-held harbor.
 

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Love all these Aubrey-Maturin books though the bear-disguise episode does slightly strain that willing suspension of disbelief. Note to reviewer: that's how you are supposed to say forecastle, no idea why! But it's often written with several elisions that suggest that pronunciation. This book is not my top favorite of the series, but reading it adds piquancy to all the later, absolutely terrific ones. Start with Desolation Island if you want an easy one to get hooked on, then go back to the first two. 

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Section 1
7
Section 2
33
Section 3
56
Section 4
58
Section 5
60
Section 6
89
Section 7
105
Section 8
115
Section 17
278
Section 18
287
Section 19
291
Section 20
298
Section 21
304
Section 22
323
Section 23
361
Section 24
368

Section 9
149
Section 10
157
Section 11
197
Section 12
207
Section 13
245
Section 14
252
Section 15
256
Section 16
260
Section 25
385
Section 26
432
Section 27
445
Section 28
448
Section 29
468
Section 30
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Patrick O'Brian is the author of twenty volumes in the highly respected Aubrey/Maturin series of novels.

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