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The Mauritius Command - Patrick O'Brian
The Mauritius Command
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"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, NewsweekCaptain Jack Aubrey is ashore on half pay without a... show more
"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, NewsweekCaptain 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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780393307627 (039330762X)
ASIN: 039330762X
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 365
Edition language: English
Series: Aubrey & Maturin (#4)
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0 The Mauritius Command
Classic serial - Patrick O'Brian's naval epic set in 1809, dramatised in three parts by Roger Danes.blurb - Following his adventures in HMS Surprise, Jack Aubrey has been kicking his heels at home when his old friend, Stephen Maturin, comes knocking at his door with welcome news. Jack is promoted to...
wealhtheow
wealhtheow rated it
At the end of the H.M.S. 'Surprise', Captain Jack Aubrey finally had the chance to marry his beloved and settle down into a little country cottage. The Muaritius Command begins with his bff Doctor Stephen Maturin visiting him and offering Jack an opportunity to go back to sea. Jack leaps at the ch...
JasonKoivu
JasonKoivu rated it
4.0 The Mauritius Command
My love for these books seems boundless, almost paternal...so I feel harsh giving any of them anything but a 5 star rating and a kiss on the papery cheek. I'm trying to be objective, to take off my rose-colored glasses and view the work through someone else's eyes, someone who's not a hardcore fanbo...
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