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The Mauritius Command

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ISBN13: 9780393307627
ISBN10: 039330762x
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Captain Jack Aubrey is ashore on half pay without a command--until Stephen Maturin arrives with secret orders for Aubrey to take a frigate to the Cape of Good Hope under a commodore's pennant, there to mount an expedition against the French-held islands of Mauritius and La Réunion. But the difficulties of carrying out his orders are compounded by two of his own captains--Lord Clonfert, a pleasure-seeking dilettante, and Captain Corbett, whose severity pushes his crew to the verge of mutiny.

Synopsis:

"Jack's assignment: to capture the Indian Ocean islands of Réunion and Mauritius from the French. That campaign forms the narrative thread of this rollicking sea saga. But its substance is more beguiling still..."--Elizabeth Peer,

About the Author

Patrick O'Brian wrote many novels, including the extraordinarily popular Aubrey/Maturin series about the Royal Navy in the time of Nelson. He died in 2000.

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bigmarlin, November 10, 2009 (view all comments by bigmarlin)
Patrick O'brian's Aubrey/Maturin series are riveting fiction about the British navy, at the end of the 1700's and into the early 1800's. Many of the adventures are based on true accounts from British navy logs and correspondence, into which "Lucky Jack" Aubrey and his crews are placed.
Watch the movie with Russell Crowe, then read the books. You will see excerpts from many of the books thorughout the movie.
Once you start the first book, you'll want to read them all!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393307627
Author:
O'Brian, Patrick
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Sea & Ocean
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
19th century
Subject:
Sea stories
Subject:
Great Britain History, Naval 19th century Fiction.
Subject:
Great Britain History, Naval 19th century.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Aubrey/Maturin Novels
Series Volume:
04
Publication Date:
19910531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.14x5.56x.71 in. .72 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "Jack's assignment: to capture the Indian Ocean islands of Réunion and Mauritius from the French. That campaign forms the narrative thread of this rollicking sea saga. But its substance is more beguiling still..."--Elizabeth Peer,
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