Mauritius Command (Paperback)

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"Jack''s assignment: to capture the Indian Ocean islands of Reunion 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, Newsweek


Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Mfg Part# 9780393307627
SKU 30057800
Format Paperback
ISBN10 039330762X
Release Date 5/1/1991
Dimensions (in Inches) 7.75H x 5.25L x 0.75T
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Patrick O'Brian
Born in England as Richard Patrick Russ, the eighth of nine children, O'Brian changed his name and cut himself off from his family at the age of 29, for reasons unknown. He published a book at the age of 15, called CAESAR: THE LIFE STORY OF A PANDA LEOPARD. A doctor recommended sea air for his weak lungs, and he learned to sail--a lifelong interest that is a vital part of his Aubrey-Maturin novels. O'Brian married young, had a son and a daughter (who died in childhood), and was divorced before World War II. In 1945, he married Mary Wicksteed Tolstoy (who was married when he met her to Count Dmitri Tolstoy). O'Brian was unfit for active duty in World War II; instead, he drove an ambulance and worked for the British secret service. After the war, he and Mary moved to Wales under his new name, and he began to write, but eventually they moved to the more congenial climate of the small village of Collioure, in the south of France, where O'Brian lived in determined obscurity for the rest of his life. The first in the Aubrey-Maturin novels was published in 1969. In addition to his popular and critically acclaimed novels of the English navy during the Napoleonic Wars, O'Brian wrote biographies (of Picasso, among others) and translated many works from French. Like his character Stephen Maturin, he was a dedicated naturalist. He was also an amateur astronomer, knew several languages well (including Spanish and Catalan), and had a small vineyard behind his house.
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Annotation The fourth volume in Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin series. Now married to the beautiful Sophie, Captain Jack Aubrey must cope with two extremely difficult colleagues--one a dissolute rake, the other a brutal martinet--on a mission to take the island of Mauritius from the French.
Editors Note During the Napoleonic wars, British naval captain Jack Aubrey, charged with capturing the French islands of Reunion and Mauritius, must first cope with his fellow commanders.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0348
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Series Part 04

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