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Viewing Entry - The Mauritius command (S14371)
by O'Brian, Patrick.

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TitleThe Mauritius command : Aubrey-Maturin, book 4
Author / Responsible partyO'Brian, Patrick.
GenreSea stories.
TopicsSea stories. Historical fiction. Aubrey, Jack (Fictitious character) -- Fiction. Maturin, Stephen (Fictitious character) -- Fiction. Great Britain -- History, Naval -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


Captain Jack Aubrey is ashore on half-pay without a command until his friend, occasional intelligence agent Stephen Maturin, arrives with secret orders for Aubrey to take a frigate to the Cape of Good Hope under a Commodore's pennant. But the difficulties of carrying out his orders are compounded by two of his own captains - one a pleasure-seeking dilettante, the other liable to provoke the crew to mutiny. This tale is as beautifully written and as gripping as any in the series; it also stands on its own as a superlative work of fiction.

Additional Information

System control numberS14371
Original Print PublisherLondon : Collins, 1977
Series statementBook 4 of the Aubrey & Maturin series
Series statement (Book 1 of Series Title)Book 4 of the Aubrey & Maturin series
NarratorRic Jerrom.
Narrator NameRic Jerrom.
Participant or performer noteRic Jerrom.
Contains Strong/Coarse languageStrong language
Narrators GenderMale narrator
Contains Violent ContentGraphic Violence