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The Nutmeg of Consolation (Aubrey-Maturin #14)

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Shipwrecked on a remote island in the Dutch East Indies, Captain Aubrey, surgeon and secret intelligence agent Stephen Maturin, and the crew of the Diane fashion a schooner from the wreck. A vicious attack by Malay pirates is repulsed, but the makeshift vessel burns, and they are truly marooned. Their escape from this predicament is one that only the whimsy and ingenuity of Patrick O'Brian--or Stephen Maturin--could devise.

In command now of a new ship, the Nutmeg, Aubrey pursues his interrupted mission. The dreadful penal colony in New South Wales, harrowingly described, is the backdrop to a diplomatic crisis provoked by Maturin's Irish temper, and to a near-fatal encounter with the wildlife of the Australian outback.

Review:

"[The series shows] a joy in language that jumps from every page....You're in for a wonderful voyage." Cutler Durkee, People

Review:

"Brings [O'Brian's] achievement to a new height....Such is O'Brian's power to possess the imagination that I found I was living in his world as much as my own, wanting to know what happens next. That is the real test. Any contemporary novelist should recognize in Patrick O'Brian a Master of the Art." Boston Globe

Review:

"I haven't read novels [in the past ten years] except for all of the Patrick O'Brian series. It was, unfortunately, like tripping on heroin. I started on those books and couldn't stop." E. O. Wilson

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393030327
Author:
O'Brian, Patrick
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Photographer:
Hunt, Geoff
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Sea & Ocean
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Sea stories
Subject:
Aubrey, jack (fictitious character)
Subject:
Aubrey, Jack (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Subject:
Aubrey, Jack
Subject:
Maturin, Stephen
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Aubrey/Maturin Novels
Series Volume:
2.
Publication Date:
19910831
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.6 x 6 x 1.2 in 1.21 lb

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Product details 320 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393030327 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[The series shows] a joy in language that jumps from every page....You're in for a wonderful voyage." Cutler Durkee, People
"Review" by , "Brings [O'Brian's] achievement to a new height....Such is O'Brian's power to possess the imagination that I found I was living in his world as much as my own, wanting to know what happens next. That is the real test. Any contemporary novelist should recognize in Patrick O'Brian a Master of the Art."
"Review" by , "I haven't read novels [in the past ten years] except for all of the Patrick O'Brian series. It was, unfortunately, like tripping on heroin. I started on those books and couldn't stop."
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