The Nutmeg of Consolation (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #14) (Paperback)

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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.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780393309065
ISBN-10: 0393309061
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: July 17th, 1993
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Aubrey/Maturin Novels

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