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Nutmeg of Consolation, the (1991) [Novel]
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Series: Aubrey-Maturin Tales
Part: 14

Summary :

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'Brianóor Stephen Maturinócould 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.

Original title: The Nutmeg of Consolation
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionAdventureMilitary and Naval Adventure

Edition #1: The Nutmeg of Consolation

The Nutmeg of Consolation (1991)
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Language: English

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The Nutmeg of Consolation (July 17, 1993)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393309061
Dimensions: 5.3 x 7.6 x 0.5 in
Pages: 384

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The Nutmeg of Consolation (August 17, 1991)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393030326
Dimensions: 5.6 x 8.2 x 1.3 in
Pages: 320

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