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Desolation Island

Author: Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 1978.
Series: Nautical series, 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Commissioned to rescue Gov. Bligh of Bounty fame, Capt. Jack Aubrey and his friend and surgeon Stephen Maturin sail the Leopard to Australia with a hold full of convicts. Among them is a beautiful and dangerous spy--a treacherous disease that decimates the crew. With a Dutch man-of-war to windward, the under-manned, outgunned Leopard sails for her life into the freezing waters of the Antarctic, where, in mountainous  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Naval history
Sea stories
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 039330812X 9780393308129
OCLC Number: 244108736
Description: 325 pages ; 20 cm
Series Title: Nautical series, 5.
Responsibility: Patrick O'Brian.

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Commissioned to rescue Gov. Bligh of Bounty fame, Capt. Jack Aubrey and his friend and surgeon Stephen Maturin sail the Leopard to Australia with a hold full of convicts. Among them is a beautiful and dangerous spy--a treacherous disease that decimates the crew. With a Dutch man-of-war to windward, the under-manned, outgunned Leopard sails for her life into the freezing waters of the Antarctic, where, in mountainous seas, the Dutchman closes ...

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