The Wine-Dark Sea is an historical novel set during the Napoleonic Wars, written by British author Patrick O'Brian and published by HarperCollins in 1993. It is the sixteenth volume in the Aubrey-Maturin series, and became Patrick O'Brian's first bestseller in the United States. The novel features the adventures of naval commander Jack Aubrey, and his friend, ship's surgeon, naturalist and spy, Stephen Maturin. The novel's title is the English translation of a formula from Homer. The narrative opens with the close pursuit of an American privateer, the Franklin, by Aubrey and Maturin's...
|Genre:||Historical novel, Fiction, Historical fiction|
|Number of editions:||15|