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HM Hired Vessel Surprise - an elderly twenty-eight gun frigate The Three Graces merchantman HMS Berenice - sixty-four-gun man-of-war A Baltimore clipper Berenice's tendernot named in this book but name given as Ringle in The Commodore French Alastor's launch - used by Aubrey to sail to Callao American American whaler - captured by the Surprise and Franklin Nootka fur trader - captured by the Franklin Unnamed thirty-eight gun frigate and brig in convoy Title[ edit ] The novel's title is the English translation of an oft-repeated description from Homer.
And if some god should strike me, out on the wine-dark sea, I will endure it,  Series chronology[ edit ] This novel references actual events with accurate historical detail, like all in this series.
In respect to the internal chronology of the series, it is the tenth of eleven novels beginning with The Surgeon's Mate that might take five or six years to happen but are all pegged to an extendedor as Patrick O'Brian says it, a and b introduction to The Far Side of the World, the tenth novel in this series.
The events of The Yellow Admiral again match up with the historical years of the Napoleonic wars in sequence, as the first six novels did. Because of the demands of the Spanish government not to interfere with their colonies in South America, the Surprise sailed under Captain Pullings as a privateer, west to Peru, sailing until she met up with Aubrey in the Salibabu Passage in the South The norton field guide to writing and reading Sea on the other side of the world.
Aubrey sails again in the Surprise, sending the Nutmeg back to Batavia, where the Governor had given it to him The Nutmeg of Consolation.
Surprise proceeds to Australia, picking up a friend and a stowaway. Surprise chases and takes the American privateer Franklin in this novel, bringing Surprise to Peru, where Maturin's mission, so close to success, is jeopardized, and Maturin walks the Andes Mountains until he can reach the coast safely and rendezvous with Surprise.
They sail around the Cape Horn, suffering damage from lightning, but meet with HMS Berenice, with supplies to repair her, and Aubrey and Maturin are ready to be home after the long voyage around the world.
Reviews and awards[ edit ] The re-issues have now caught up with the new publication; reviewers know the place of this novel in the series by O'Brian. Kirkus Reviews said this novel is literate, leisurely, and as charming as the rest of the series. Sending Maturin to deal with the tottering Spanish vice regency in South America is a good choice, aboard the privateer Surprise.
It is life aboard the Surprise that mainly animates O'Brian. His narrative of the proto-revolution in Peru is sketchy at best. This deficiency is more than balanced by the intricate intimacy with which the reader comes to know the Surprise. Equally fine is O'Brian's nuanced handling of everyone's political and religious beliefs and how these relate to the war they are fighting.
In an enthusiastic review, they describe the writing: As usual, readers can revel in the symbiotic friendship of Jack and Stephen, who make for a marvelous duo, whether in their violin and cello duets or in their sharp dialogue. But this is no overstuffed epic.
It is, if you can imagine such a thing, an intimate book that just happens to be 5, pages long. As usual, O'Brian's battle scenes are engrossing, and his storm chapters are even more riveting. But it's the in-between times, the closely observed and meticulously recorded mundane moments of the story and of the sea journey that bring the novel to full life.
Here, in The Wine-Dark Sea, are the two old friends as they puzzle from the quarterdeck at a "strange-coloured" swirling sea: And now an umber light pervades the whole, like a Claude Lorrain run mad.
In his acceptance speech in JulyO'Brian, then age 80, said it was the first literary prize of his adult life, in the amount of 10, pounds.
One such is the group called Knipperdollingsa group who do not hold to the precepts of the first such group centuries earlier, but took the name to identify their beliefs apart from others. Martin gives Aubrey a full detailed history of the Knipperdolling beliefs then and on the ship.
Maturin mentions the Viennese treatment for the pox venereal diseasessaying it relies on murias hydrargi corrosivus, which is a corrosive compound of mercury. In the long trek out of Peru, llamas are used, a domesticated breed, which took some time to stop spitting at Maturin. The Vicar General a Catholic priest with whom Father Sam Panda works has the last name O'Higgins, and is suggested to be a relative of Bernardo O'Higginswho was fighting for Chilean independence from Spanish colonial rule since Aubrey mentions the Spanish Disturbance in Nootka Sound off Vancouver Island in as being a year with good effects in his life.
After the loss in the American Revolution, the Royal Navy left midshipman and officers "on the beach". The Nootka crisis took some years to be resolved, on the question of which European power has rights to North and South American lands, if there is no settlement from that European power on the land.
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