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The French prize : a novel, James L. Nelson

Label
The French prize : a novel
Title
The French prize
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
James L. Nelson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Acclaimed, award-winning author James L. Nelson - praised as "a master of both his period and the English language" by Patrick O'Brian - returns to the world of sea and sail in this page-turning historical novel. Jack Biddlecomb has much to live up to, being as he is the eldest son of the esteemed Captain Isaac Biddlecomb, wealthy merchant captain, leading light of the War for American Independence, and newly-minted congressman. Jack finds himself off to a promising start, however, when he's given command of the merchant vessel Abigail bound from Philadelphia for Barbados. But even before the docklines are cast off, the voyage, which should have been routine, begins to look like a stormy passage indeed. Jack is saddled with two passengers, one as unpleasant as he is highborn, the other a confidant of the Abigail's owner who cannot help but meddle in the running of the ship. What's more, with the French making prizes of American merchantmen, Abigail's owner has armed the ship and instructed Jack to fight if need be, thrusting the first-time captain and his small crew into a naval war for which they are totally unprepared. What Jack does not know, but soon begins to suspect, is that he is being used as part of a bigger plot, one that will have repercussions on an international scale
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nelson, James L
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3564.E4646
LC item number
F74 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ship captains
  • Merchant ships
  • United States
Label
The French prize : a novel, James L. Nelson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9781250046611
Lccn
2015013909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • ocn907391474
  • (OCoLC)907391474
Label
The French prize : a novel, James L. Nelson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9781250046611
Lccn
2015013909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • ocn907391474
  • (OCoLC)907391474

Library Locations

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