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Desolation Island: A Jack Aubrey Story

O'Brian, Patrick

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ISBN 10: 081282590X / ISBN 13: 9780812825909
Published by Stein & Day Publishers
Condition: Like New Hardcover
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Condition: Near Fine; 1979, 8vo, 276 pgs. First American edition. Quarter bound black cloth with blue paper boards, front board bears publisher's blind stamp. Binding tight, clean in and out. Some light sunning to dust jacket but also in fine condition. A great first edition from the classic Jack Aubrey series. Bookseller Inventory # 940880

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Title: Desolation Island: A Jack Aubrey Story

Publisher: Stein & Day Publishers

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Like New

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

First published in 1978 a historical maritime adventure featuring Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend and surgeon Stephen Maturin, who are bound for Australia with a cargo of convicts, among them a beautiful but dangerous spy and a treacherous disease that decimates the crew. By the author of HMS SURPRISE and POST CAPTAIN.

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Captain Bligh (yes, the guy from the Bounty) needs to be rescued, and the Royal Navy has the perfect man for the job: Captain Jack Aubrey. With his friend and cloak-and-dagger expert Stephen Maturin in tow, Aubrey sets off for Australia. Several factors, including an attractive spy and a small-scale epidemic, conspire to change his plans, and before long his frigate is being pursued into Antarctic waters by a Dutch man-of-war. Five installments into the series, the Aubrey-Maturin story remains (to quote The Observer) "the best thing afloat since Horatio Hornblower."

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