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The unknown shore / Patrick O'Brian
Bib ID 228790
Format BookBook
Author
O'Brian, Patrick, 1914-2000
 
Edition Large print ed. 
Description Oxford ; Melbourne : Compass Press, 1997, c1959 
390 p. (large print) ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0753155095 (ISIS)
1863406980 (Aust)
Series

Compass Press large print book series

Summary

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.

Subjects Shipwreck survival -- Fiction.  |  Shipwrecks -- South America -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction.  |  Great Britain -- History, Naval -- 18th century -- Fiction.
Form/genre Large print books.  |  Sea stories, English.  |  Historical fiction, English.

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