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The Nutmeg of Consolation (Aubrey-Maturin #14)

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ISBN13: 9780393309065
ISBN10: 0393309061
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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.

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

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"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." Stephen Becker Chicago Sun-Times

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"I devoured Patrick O'Brian's 20-volume masterpiece as if it had been so many tots of Jamaica grog." Christopher Hitchens

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"Gripping and vivid... a whole, solidly living world for the imagination to inhabit." Slate

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"O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin volumes actually constitute a single 6,443-page novel, one that should have been on those lists of the greatest novels of the 20th century." A. S. Byatt

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"I fell in love with his writing straightaway, at first with Master and Commander. It wasn't primarily the Nelson and Napoleonic period, more the human relationships....And of course having characters isolated in the middle of the goddamn sea gives more scope....It's about friendship, camaraderie. Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin always remind me a bit of Mick and me." James Hamilton-Paterson New Republic

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:
9780393309065
Author:
O'Brian, Patrick
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Sea & Ocean
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
19th century
Subject:
Sea stories
Subject:
Great Britain History, Naval 19th century Fiction.
Subject:
Aubrey, Jack
Subject:
Maturin, Stephen
Subject:
Great Britain History, Naval 19th century.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Aubrey/Maturin Novels
Series Volume:
14
Publication Date:
July 1993
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.16x5.58x.70 in. .76 lbs.

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Product details 384 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393309065 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 devoured Patrick O'Brian's 20-volume masterpiece as if it had been so many tots of Jamaica grog."
"Review" by , "Gripping and vivid... a whole, solidly living world for the imagination to inhabit."
"Review" by , "O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin volumes actually constitute a single 6,443-page novel, one that should have been on those lists of the greatest novels of the 20th century."
"Review" by , "I fell in love with his writing straightaway, at first with Master and Commander. It wasn't primarily the Nelson and Napoleonic period, more the human relationships....And of course having characters isolated in the middle of the goddamn sea gives more scope....It's about friendship, camaraderie. Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin always remind me a bit of Mick and me."
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