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ISBN-10: 0393309061
ISBN-13: 9780393309065
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date: 07/17/1993
Dimensions: 8.16" L, 5.58" W, 0.70" H

The Nutmeg of Consolation

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Overview

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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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.–George Will
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Details

ISBN-10: 0393309061
ISBN-13: 9780393309065
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date: 07/17/1993
Dimensions: 8.16" L, 5.58" W, 0.70" H
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