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Clarissa Oakes - Folio Society Edition[Reading] ➷ Clarissa Oakes - Folio Society Edition Author Patrick O'Brian – Varanus.us Pullings held up the lantern and said in a neutral voice, It is a young woman I believe, sir After a stay in New South Wales, which the crew found harrowing than a fleet action, the Surprise has set h Pullings held up the - Folio PDF Î lantern and said in a neutral voice, It is a young woman I believe, sir After a stay in New South Wales, which the crew found harrowing than a fleet action, the Surprise has set her course for Easter Island On board ship are two escaped convicts Padeen, Stephen s Irish servant, and a very unusual young woman Clarissa Oakes Her presence puts Jack in an awkward position, and his long held disapproval of women on board troublesome, unlucky creatures, capable of using fresh water to wash their clothes is proved well Clarissa Oakes PDF or founded when rivalry for her favours causes intense ill feeling between the officers Clarissa herself holds the clue to a problem that has obsessed Stephen for several years the identity of a highly placed traitor Yet eager as he is to use this information, first the Surprise must intervene in a war on the island of MoahuA broad selection of prints, sketches and paintings have been selected to illustrate this book, many of them sourced from libraries in Australia and New Zealand and showing not only the near at hand Norfolk Island, but also the Sandwich and Oakes - Folio ePUB ¹ Friendly Islands, with scenes of early contact between French or English ships and indigenous peoples.

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    I am in favour of leaving people alone, however imperfect their polity may seem It appears to me that you must not tell other nations how to set their house in order nor must you compel them to be happyPatrick O Brian, the TrueloveWhen originally published, O Brian s 15th installment in his Aubrey Maturin series was originally titled Clarissa Oakes I m not sure why the title was changed, but perhaps it is because the focus of this novel is less about Clarissa Harvill Oakes the convictI am in favour of leaving people alone, however imperfect their polity may seem It appears to me that you must not tell other nations how to set their house in order nor must you compel them to be happyPatrick O Brian, the TrueloveWhen originally published, O Brian s 15th installment in his Aubrey Maturin series was originally titled Clarissa Oakes I m not sure why the title was changed, but perhaps it is because the focus of this novel is less about Clarissa Harvill Oakes the convict stowaway from New South Wales who marries Oakes, one of Captain Aubrey s Midshipman than the events that surround her introduction onto the Surprise Clarissa on the Surprise allows O Brian to wax on a bit about sexual s in the Navy and in England in the early 19th century She also carries forward the series plot a bit.It isn t the most exciting book in the series, but it is fascinating to watch the discipline aboard the Surprise deteriorate and Captain Aubrey s efforts to regain control It is also provides O Brian the space, with the introduction of Clarissa Oakes, to discuss sex both gender and the act in the early 19th century


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    After leaving the awful penal colony at New South Wales, a voyage across the Pacific on a mission to rescue a captured British whaling ship is somewhat muddled and madeinteresting by the discovery of a stowaway The story and action is ostensibly centered around warring islanders and diplomatic intervention by the British and French, each vying for control over the island s sympathies However, the real story is the stowaway Patrick O Brian delves deep into relations aboard a 19th century After leaving the awful penal colony at New South Wales, a voyage across the Pacific on a mission to rescue a captured British whaling ship is somewhat muddled and madeinteresting by the discovery of a stowaway The story and action is ostensibly centered around warring islanders and diplomatic intervention by the British and French, each vying for control over the island s sympathies However, the real story is the stowaway Patrick O Brian delves deep into relations aboard a 19th century man of war.Captain Aubrey of the Royal Navy may be in charge of the ship, the setting for nearly the entire novel, but it s his friend surgeon Stephen Maturin who has true command over the book s themes of crime and redemption, and love, lust, and jealousy It is Maturin who befriends the stowaway and in the course of conversation, discovers important counter intelligence information regarding Napoleon s spy network Aside from a climactic finish in the final chapter, not much happens in The Truelove It s mostly a study of human nature Any fan of the series will be just fine with this After all, all of our favorite characters get plenty of time on the page doingof what they ve done to make us love them But those who come to these books for their usual dose of action will be sorely disappointed Even the battle in the final chapter is never actually shown Having said that, this is still damn goodwriting Even when the story is mired in countless, stuffy dinners in the gunroom, O Brian s skill keeps you eagerly turning pages


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    This entry in the Aubrey Maturin series which is essentially one very long novel is mostly a character study as the officers of the Surprise cope with the presence on board of a desirable and not completely inaccessible young woman, surreptitiously rescued from the penal colony at New South Wales and possessing an enigmatic past.Some of my favorite scenes in these books are the dinner parties at sea the obsessive polishing of silver Killick s joy the donning of formal dress no matter how g This entry in the Aubrey Maturin series which is essentially one very long novel is mostly a character study as the officers of the Surprise cope with the presence on board of a desirable and not completely inaccessible young woman, surreptitiously rescued from the penal colony at New South Wales and possessing an enigmatic past.Some of my favorite scenes in these books are the dinner parties at sea the obsessive polishing of silver Killick s joy the donning of formal dress no matter how great the heat the host s anxiety over the variable quality of the food the feat of timing the courses Sir, cook says if we don t eat our swordfish steaks this selfsame minute he will hang himself the prepared anecdotes to prevent a dreaded silence from falling over the table the vast quantities of alcohol consumed The bottle stands by you, sir.ETA 2014 after my third pass, listening to the audiobook this time Clarissa Oakes reminds me of one of my college roommates, who slept with several members of a single fraternity and then was bewildered to find that none of them liked or esteemed her While I can understand that Clarissa herself would be immune to jealousy and indifferent to sex, it s harder to believe she would be so ignorant of thetypical reactions


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    All but the most dedicated Aubrey Maturin will want to skip this one A lot of running in place or, rather, dog paddling with very little forward motion It s as if the series became becalmed in the South Pacific It s fun to read only if it isn t the same stuff we ve read in the last fourteen novels.For example, instead of peppering back story review over the first few chapters, O Brian dumps twelve no twenty pages of narrative on us in the opening scene of the book, semi disguised as Aubre All but the most dedicated Aubrey Maturin will want to skip this one A lot of running in place or, rather, dog paddling with very little forward motion It s as if the series became becalmed in the South Pacific It s fun to read only if it isn t the same stuff we ve read in the last fourteen novels.For example, instead of peppering back story review over the first few chapters, O Brian dumps twelve no twenty pages of narrative on us in the opening scene of the book, semi disguised as Aubrey s musings over the taffrail of Surprise Not a single ship to ship engagement, and the land battle is off scene.Read the summary in Wikipedia and get on with your life


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    I ve mentioned before that a series of naval tales stuck in a perpetual 1812 and following the exploits of two individuals that is staggering on past double figures in terms of volumes must run in to problems of repetition and consequently risk dullness THIS REVIEW HAS BEEN CURTAILED IN PROTEST AT GOODREADS CENSORSHIP POLICYSee the complete review here I ve mentioned before that a series of naval tales stuck in a perpetual 1812 and following the exploits of two individuals that is staggering on past double figures in terms of volumes must run in to problems of repetition and consequently risk dullness THIS REVIEW HAS BEEN CURTAILED IN PROTEST AT GOODREADS CENSORSHIP POLICYSee the complete review here


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    I ve been rereading Patrick O Brien s novels in the last few months and a few novels ago I think it happens around number 12 or 13 in the Aubrey Maturin series I reached the point at which novel stopped actually being a reasonable description of the books I really enjoy these books, so don t get the impression that I m putting them down when I say this It s simply that all pretense of being individual, novel length, plots is, by the point, firmly abandoned The book starts where the previo I ve been rereading Patrick O Brien s novels in the last few months and a few novels ago I think it happens around number 12 or 13 in the Aubrey Maturin series I reached the point at which novel stopped actually being a reasonable description of the books I really enjoy these books, so don t get the impression that I m putting them down when I say this It s simply that all pretense of being individual, novel length, plots is, by the point, firmly abandoned The book starts where the previous one left off, and ends where the succeeding one begins roughly Actually the whole effect is charming something like reading a really, really long novel or watching a television series Aside from this I m not sure what exactly to say about it the normal odd features that are in most of these books are here as well Patrick O Brien has an odd aversion to significant plot events, which is not to say that they don t happen the books aren t boring , but that as often as not they happen either as quickly as possible or, often, while the narrative is off somewhere else For example, the battle at the end of the novel, ostensibly the point of the mission that Cpt Aubrey is on, is described from the perspective of someone half a mile away, and in the space of, roughly, a paragraph It sounds like a brief succession of bangs The details are filled in by what all the characters have to say to each other, later on Once you get used to this feature it can be perfectly reasonable though I admit the first time I read some of the earlier novels he wrote I was left entirely in the dark about what had happened this is a mild example sometimes the narrative simply jumps forward a few days to the aftermath of whatever it is Seriously here it is He is Stephen Maturin, the doctor, who is sitting at the medical outpost waiting for what casualties might show up, and trying not to imagine the battle In his harsh unmusical voice he chanted plainsong, which had a better covering effect he had reached a Benedictus in the Dorian mode and he was straining for a high qui venit when the clear sharp voice of gunfire carronade fire cut him short Four almost at once, it seemed to him, and then two but the echoes confused everything Then four quick hammer strokes again The silence.Padeen and he stood staring up at the mountain They could make out a vague roaring, but nothingand the birds that had started from the trees below all settled again Perhaps battle had been joined perhaps the carronades had been overrun.Time passed, though less slowly now, and presently steps could be heard on the path A young long legged man raced down past them, a messenger of good news, his whole face alive with joy He shouted something as he passed victory, no doubt at all


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    The one with Clarissa Oakes and the Polynesian Queen I m still deciding what I think about the deeply pragmatic Clarissa Oakes, which is somewhat surprising given her pronounced position aboard Jack s ship and in a large portion of the story I am hoping that there will be some closure in the next installment of the series.


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    This is now my third time reading through this brilliant series and I am reminded again how beautifully written and how wonderfully, addictively enjoyable they are.Clarissa Oakes The Truelove sees the Surprise in the South Seas and finds the eponymous Clarissa aboard as a stowaway from the penal colonies There are the fine naval and intelligence development s we have come to expect, but the chief underlying theme of the book is the effect of a young woman on the closed, celibate male community This is now my third time reading through this brilliant series and I am reminded again how beautifully written and how wonderfully, addictively enjoyable they are.Clarissa Oakes The Truelove sees the Surprise in the South Seas and finds the eponymous Clarissa aboard as a stowaway from the penal colonies There are the fine naval and intelligence development s we have come to expect, but the chief underlying theme of the book is the effect of a young woman on the closed, celibate male community of a man of war, which O Brian does superbly, along with a fine, nuanced portrait of Clarissa herself This is for me one of his finest psychological studies but the narrative and action are as gripping as ever.Patrick O Brian is steeped in the period of the early 19th Century and his knowledge of the language, manners, politics, social s and naval matters of the time is deep and wide Combined with a magnificent gift for both prose and storytelling, it makes something very special indeed The books are so perfectly paced, with some calmer, quieter but still engrossing passages and some quite thrilling action sequences O Brian s handling of language is masterly, with the dialogue being especially brilliant, but also things like the way his sentences become shorter andstaccato in the action passages, making them heart poundingly exciting There are also laugh out loud moments and an overall sense of sheer involvement and pleasure in reading.I cannot recommend these books too highly They are that rare thing fine literature which are also books which I can t wait to readof Wonderful stuff


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    This book is perhaps the point where the series starts going downhill Sure, the installments started running into each other way earlier the last book that can be read on its own is perhaps


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    As always, I love reading the further adventures of Jack, Stephen, Killick, Bonden,Pullings etc, but like Captain Roddy, I ll give this one 4 and a half stars not quite as thrilling as some Now I am with child to find out what s happening back at the ranch with Diana, but I ll have to wait only 5 books left, and I ll have to eke them out though there s always re reading I m not a habitual re reader, but I have read these books several times, and no doubt, should I reach old age, I shall As always, I love reading the further adventures of Jack, Stephen, Killick, Bonden,Pullings etc, but like Captain Roddy, I ll give this one 4 and a half stars not quite as thrilling as some Now I am with child to find out what s happening back at the ranch with Diana, but I ll have to wait only 5 books left, and I ll have to eke them out though there s always re reading I m not a habitual re reader, but I have read these books several times, and no doubt, should I reach old age, I shall do so again.Reader, if you ve not read these wonderful books, I wish you joy of them

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