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Desolation island

Author: Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 1991, ©1978.
Series: Aubrey/Maturin novels.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Captain Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin sail to Australia with a hold full of convicts, including a dangerous spy, while the crew is decimated by disease and their ship, the "Leopard," is pursued by a Dutch man-of-war.
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Sea stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 039330812X 9780393308129
OCLC Number: 44024595
Description: 325 p. ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Aubrey/Maturin novels.
Responsibility: Patrick O'Brian.

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Commissioned to rescue Governor Bligh of Bounty fame, Captain Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin sail the Leopard to Australia with a hold full of convicts.  Read more...

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The best historical novels ever written... On every page Mr. O Brian reminds us with subtle artistry of the most important of all historical lessons: that times change but people don t, that the Read more...

 
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Remembering Why I'm Here

by KNCollins (WorldCat user published 2010-07-01) Good Permalink

I read Desolation Island by Patrick O’Brian. In this novel one of the things that O’Brien is trying to show the readers is what it means to be a true ship Captain. The novel discusses the hardships of going underway and leaving a family at home, but yet staying true to the crew and being...
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