The unknown shore / Patrick O'Brian O'Brian, Patrick, 1914-2000

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O'Brian, Patrick, 1914-2000
Survival - Fiction.; Great Britain - History, Naval - 18th century - Fiction.; Shipwrecks - South America - History - 18th century - Fiction.
Two fast friends, Jack Byron and Tobias Barrow, set off to sea in 1740 as part of Commodore Anson's fleet to circumnavigate the globe. It is a fateful voyage. A storms wrecks their ship along Chile's desolate coast, and Jack and Tobias must struggle for survival by their wits alone. O'Brian sweeps us away with the incidents and accidents of human life, both at important junctures where his fictional characters coincide with actual historical record and at more intimate levels, as Tobias and Jack grow within themselves.
Read associated articles: HMS Wager (1739), The Unknown Shore
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