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Melmoth the Wanderer (Penguin Classics)
Charles Robert Maturin

Penguin Classics, 2001

Created by an Irish clergyman, Melmoth is one of the most fiendish characters in literature. In a satanic bargain, Melmoth exchanges his soul for immortality. The story of his tortured wanderings through the centuries is pieced together through those who have been implored by Melmoth to take over his pact with the devil. Influenced by the Gothic romances of the late 18th century, Maturin's diabolic tale raised the genre to a new and macabre ...
  
  











  



  
The Thirteen-Gun Salute: Aubrey/Maturin
Patrick O'Brian

W. W. Norton & Company, 1992

"In length the series is unique; in quality—and there is not a weak link in the chain—it cannot but be ranked with the best of twentieth century historical novels."—T. J. Binyon, Independent Captain Jack Aubrey sets sail for the South China Sea with a new lease on life. Following his dismissal from the Royal Navy (a false accusation), he has earned reinstatement through his daring exploits as a privateer, brilliantly chronicled in The ...
  
  











  



  
Desolation Island (The Aubrey/Maturin Novels, Book 5)
Patrick O'Brian

W. W. Norton & Company, 1991

"The relationship [between Aubrey and Maturin]...is about the best thing afloat....For Conradian power of description and sheer excitement there is nothing in naval fiction to beat the stern chase as the outgunned Leopard staggers through mountain waves in icy latitudes to escape the Dutch seventy-four."—Stephen Vaughan, Observer Commissioned to rescue Governor Bligh of Bounty fame, Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend and surgeon ...
  
  











  



  
Treason's Harbour (Vol. Book 9) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

W. W. Norton & Company, 2011

"The finest writer of sea-stories in the English language."—J. de Courcy Ireland All Patrick O'Brian's strengths are on parade in this novel of action and intrigue, set partly in Malta, partly in the treacherous, pirate-infested waters of the Red Sea. While Captain Aubrey worries about repairs to his ship, Stephen Maturin assumes the center stage for the dockyards and salons of Malta are alive with Napoleon's agents, and the admiralty's ...
  
  











  



  
The Mauritius Command (Vol. Book 4) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)
Patrick O'Brian

W. W. Norton & Company, 1991

"Jack's assignment: to capture the Indian Ocean islands of Réunion and Mauritius from the French. That campaign forms the narrative thread of this rollicking sea saga. But its substance is more beguiling still..."—Elizabeth Peer, Newsweek Captain Jack Aubrey is ashore on half pay without a command—until Stephen Maturin arrives with secret orders for Aubrey to take a frigate to the Cape of Good Hope under a commodore's pennant, there to ...
  
  











  



  
Post Captain ( Book 2 in series) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)
Patrick O'Brian

W. W. Norton & Company, 1990

" Master and Commander raised almost dangerously high expectations, Post Captain triumphantly surpasses them...a brilliant book."—Mary Renault "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 debtors' prison, and from a possible mutiny, and pursues his quarry straight into ...
  
  











  



  
Christian Self-Mastery: How to Govern Your Thoughts, Discipline Your Will, and Achieve Balance in Your ...
B. W. Maturin

Sophia Institute Press, 2001

This is the book you need for those times in your life when even your most strenuous efforts to follow Christ end in frustration. Christian Self-Mastery explains why following Him can be so difficult and how you can start now to make progress even in the most vexing areas of your life. Author Fr. Basil W. Maturin insists that no matter how hard you're trying now, you can have a better relationship with God and greater self-mastery if you ...
  
  











  



  
H. M. S. Surprise (Aubrey / Maturin)
Patrick O'Brian

W. W. Norton & Company, 1991

"The best historical novels ever written."—Richard Snow, New York Times Book Review Third in the series of Aubrey-Maturin adventures, this book is set among the strange sights and smells of the Indian subcontinent, and in the distant waters ploughed by the ships of the East India Company. Aubrey is on the defensive, pitting wits and seamanship against an enemy enjoying overwhelming local superiority. But somewhere in the Indian Ocean lies ...
  
  











  



  
The Lock and Key Library Classic Mystery and Detective Stories: Old Time English, ..., 2011

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
  
  











  



  
The Complete Aubrey/Maturin Novels (Vol. 5 volumes) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)
Patrick O'Brian

W. W. Norton & Company, 2004

A handsomely bound omnibus edition of Patrick O'Brian's seafaring classics, including three chapters of the unfinished twenty-first novel. The recent release of the film Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World has focused even more attention on the publishing phenomenon of the late Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin novels about the Royal Navy in the age of Nelson. These five volumes, beautifully produced and boxed, contain over 7,000 ...
  
  











  



  
The Yellow Admiral (Vol. Book 18) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)
Patrick O'Brian

W. W. Norton & Company, 1997

"There are those already planning this afternoon's trip to the bookstore. Their only reaction is: Thank god, Patrick O'Brian is still writing. To you, I say, not a moment to lose."—John Balzar, Los Angeles Times Life ashore may once again be the undoing of Jack Aubrey in The Yellow Admiral , Patrick O'Brian's best-selling novel and eighteenth volume in the Aubrey/Maturin series. Aubrey, now a considerable though impoverished landowner, ...
  
  











  



  
The Ionian Mission (Vol. Book 8) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)
Patrick O'Brian

W. W. Norton & Company, 1992

"O'Brian is one author who can put a spark of character into the sawdust of time, and The Ionian Mission is another rattling good yarn." —Stephen Vaughan, The Observer Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, veterans now of many battles, return in this novel to the seas where they first sailed as shipmates. But Jack is now a senior captain commanding a line-of-battle ship in the Royal Navy's blockade of Toulon, and this is a longer, harder, ...
  
  











  



  
The Truelove (Aubrey / Maturin Novels, Vol. 15)
Patrick O'Brian

W. W. Norton & Company, 1993

The fifteenth installment in Patrick O'Brian's widely claimed series of Aubrey/Maturin novels is in equal parts mystery, adventure, and psychological drama. A British whaler has been captured by an ambitious chief in the sandwich islands at French instigation, and Captain Aubrey, R. N., Is dispatched with the Surprise to restore order. But stowed away in the cable-tier is an escaped female convict. To the officers, Clarissa Harvill is an ...
  
  











  



  
The Commodore (Vol. Book 17) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)
Patrick O'Brian

W. W. Norton & Company, 1996

The seventeenth novel in the best-selling Aubrey/Maturin series of naval tales, which the New York Times Book Review has described as "the best historical novels ever written." Having survived a long and desperate adventure in the Great South Sea, Captain Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin return to England to very different circumstances. For Jack it is a happy homecoming, at least initially, but for Stephen it is disastrous: his little ...
  
  











  



  
Blue at the Mizzen (Vol. Book 20) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)
Patrick O'Brian

W. W. Norton & Company, 2000

"The old master has us again in the palm of his hand."— Los Angeles Times (a Best Book of 1999) Napoleon has been defeated at Waterloo, and the ensuing peace brings with it both the desertion of nearly half of Captain Aubrey's crew and the sudden dimming of Aubrey's career prospects in a peacetime navy. When the Surprise is nearly sunk on her way to South America—where Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are to help Chile assert her independence ...
  
  











  



  
The Hundred Days (Vol. Book 19) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)
Patrick O'Brian

W. W. Norton & Company, 1999

"One of the best novelists since Jane Austen.... The Hundred Days may be the best installment yet....I give O'Brian's fans joy of it."— Philadelphia Inquirer Napoleon, escaped from Elba, pursues his enemies across Europe like a vengeful phoenix. If he can corner the British and Prussians before their Russian and Austrian allies arrive, his genius will lead the French armies to triumph at Waterloo. In the Balkans, preparing a thrust ...
  
  











  



  
The Reverse of the Medal (Vol. Book 11) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)
Patrick O'Brian

W. W. Norton & Company, 1992

"An overwhelming, outstanding novel...!"— Irish Times Captain Jack Aubrey, R. N., ashore after a successful cruise, is persuaded by a casual acquaintance to make certain investments in the City. This innocent decision ensnares him in the London criminal underground and in government espionage—the province of his friend Stephen Maturin. Is Aubrey's humiliation and the threatened ruin of his career a deliberate plot? This dark tale is a ...
  
  











  



  
The Nutmeg of Consolation (Vol. Book 14) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)
Patrick O'Brian

W. W. Norton & Company, 1993

"[The series shows] a joy in language that jumps from every page....You're in for a wonderful voyage."—Cutler Durkee, People Shipwrecked on a remote island in the Dutch East Indies, Captain Aubrey, surgeon and secret intelligence agent Stephen Maturin, and the crew of the Diane fashion a schooner from the wreck. A vicious attack by Malay pirates is repulsed, but the makeshift vessel burns, and they are truly marooned. Their escape from ...
  
  











  



  
The Letter of Marque (Vol. Book 12) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)
Patrick O'Brian

W. W. Norton & Company, 1992

"Fine stuff...[ The Letter of Marque ] leaves the devotee of naval fiction eager for sequels."—Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World Captain Jack Aubrey, a brilliant and experienced officer, has been struck off the list of post-captains for a crime he did not commit. His old friend Stephen Maturin, usually cast as a ship's surgeon to mask his discreet activities on behalf of British Intelligence, has bought for Aubrey his former ...
  
  











  



  
The Surgeon's Mate (Vol. Book 7) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)
Patrick O'Brian

W. W. Norton & Company, 1992

"Vividly detailed 19th-century settings and dramatic tension punctuated with flashes of wry humor make O'Brian's nautical adventure a splendid treat."— Publishers Weekly Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are ordered home by dispatch vessel to bring the news of their latest victory to the government. But Maturin is a marked man for the havoc he has wrought in the French intelligence network in the New World, and the attention of two privateers ...
  
  











  








   



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