The Unknown Shore is a novel published in 1959 by Patrick O'Brian. It is the story of two friends, Jack Byron and Tobias Barrow, who sail aboard HMS Wager as part of Anson's 1740 expedition. The midshipman Byron and the somewhat unworldly surgeon's mate Barrow are prototypes for Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, who appear in many of O'Brian's later novels. The novel is a part-fictionalised version of actual events which occurred during the Wager Mutiny. In reality, John "Jack" Byron was a historical person and the basic facts of the story are true. He went on to a distinguished naval career,...
|Author:||Patrick O'Brian, Donald Malcolm|
|Genre:||Historical novel, Fiction, Speculative fiction|
|Number of editions:||9|