Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

The Unknown Shore

by Patrick OBrian

  • ISBN: 9780393038590
  • ISBN10: 0393038599

The Unknown Shore

by Patrick OBrian

  • List Price: $24.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
  • Publish date: 11/01/1995
  • ISBN: 9780393038590
  • ISBN10: 0393038599
used Add to Cart $1.62
You save: 93%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $11.24
You save: 53%
Marketplace Item
Description: Patrick O'Brian's first novel about the sea, The Golden Ocean, took inspiration from Commodore Anson's fateful circumnavigation of the globe in 1740. In The Unknown Shore, O'Brian returns to this rich source and mines it brilliantly for another, quite different tale of exploration and adventure. The Wager was parted from Anson's squadron in the fierce storms off Cape Horn and struggled alone up the coast of Chile until it was driven against the rocks and sank. The survivors were soon involved in trouble of every kind. A surplus of rum, a disappearing stock of food, and a hard, detested captain soon drove them into drunkenness, mutiny, and bloodshed. After many months of privation, a handful of men made their way northward under the guidance of a band of Indians, at last finding safety in Valparaiso. This saga of survival is the background to the adventures of two young men aboard the Wager: midshipman Jack Byron and his friend Tobias Barrow, an alarmingly naive surgeon's mate. An immediate precursor to Patrick O'Brian's acclaimed Aubrey/Maturin series of historical novels, The Unknown Shore displays all the splendid prose and attention to detail that O'Brian's readers have come to expect. Yet perhaps this novel's most fascinating aspect is the characterization of Jack and Toby, for in them we catch tantalizing glimpses of Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, famed heroes of the great series to come.
Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Seller: Owls Books
2,719 orders (93% success)
Location: Toledo, OH
Condition: Good
All pages and cover are intact. Possible slightly loose binding, minor
[...]
Price:
$1.62
Comments:
All pages and cover are intact. Possible slightly loose binding, minor
[...]
Seller: Gladewater Books
21 orders (95% success)
Location: Gladewater, TX
Condition: Like New
Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 320 p. Audience: General/trade.
Price:
$2.23
Comments:
Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 320 p. Audience: General/trade.
Seller: Big River Books
1,554 orders (94% success)
Location: Powder Springs, GA
Condition: Very Good
Shipping Icon
The cover may have some normal wear. The text has no notes or markings.
Price:
$2.25
Comments:
The cover may have some normal wear. The text has no notes or markings.
Seller: citywbooks
290 orders (93% success)
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
General wear. Quick response!
Price:
$3.10
Comments:
General wear. Quick response!
Seller: Better World Books West
1,891 orders (94% success)
Location: Mishawaka, IN
Condition: Very Good
Ships from Reno, NV. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Price:
$3.36
Comments:
Ships from Reno, NV. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Seller: Good Buy 2 You LLC
13 orders (100% success)
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Condition: Acceptable
Shipping Icon
Stated First American Edition. Dust jacket has scuffs and small wrinkles on
[...]
Price:
$4.48
Comments:
Stated First American Edition. Dust jacket has scuffs and small wrinkles on
[...]
Seller: HPB-Ruby
7,015 orders (97% success)
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$4.50
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: HPB-Emerald
5,870 orders (96% success)
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$4.50
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: HPB Inc.
8,252 orders (97% success)
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$4.50
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: WonderBook
110 orders (93% success)
Location: Frederick, MD Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Good condition. Good dust jacket.
Price:
$4.99
Comments:
Good condition. Good dust jacket.
Seller: Richard J. Walters
Location: Ronkonkoma, NY
Condition: Very Good
Shipping Icon
Unknown printing. 313 p. : map; 22 cm.
Price:
$5.57
Comments:
Unknown printing. 313 p. : map; 22 cm.
Seller: Half Price Books Inc
7,961 orders (97% success)
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$5.83
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: Ergodebooks
15,298 orders (98% success)
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.
Price:
$8.28
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.
Seller: Ergodebooks
15,298 orders (98% success)
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: New
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$11.24
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).