Item #321624 The Hundred Days. Patrick O'Brian.

The Hundred Days

W. W. Norton & Company, October 1998. Hardcover. Item #321624
ISBN: 0393046745

A very good copy in a very good dust jacket.

Napoleon escapes from Elba, and the fate of Europe hinges on a desperate mission: Stephen Maturin must ferret out the French dictator's secret link to the powers of Islam, and Jack Aubrey must destroy it. Boldly conceived and brilliantly executed, "The Hundred Days" is Patrick O'Brian's most ambitious novel yet, and surely one of his most rewarding. In this climactic -- but not final! -- adventure in the celebrated Aubrey/Maturin series, O'Brian succeeds in grafting his familiar, ever compelling principal characters to an historical event of tumultuous significance: the final defeat of Napoleon. The result is entertainment, excitement, and an intriguing exercise in what if . . . history, all encompassed in a magnificently rounded and complex work of fiction.

Price: $10.00

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