Mauritius Command

Mauritius Command

Aubrey/Maturin #4
by Patrick O'Brian
Trade Paperback, 348 pages
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Historical Setting: Europe, early 1800s

Captain Jack Aubrey is ashore on half pay without a command—until Stephen Maturin arrives with secret orders for Aubrey to take a frigate to the Cape of Good Hope under a commodore's pennant, there to mount an expedition against the French-held islands of Mauritius and La Reunion. But the difficulties of carrying out his orders are compounded by two of his own captains—Lord Clonfert, a pleasure-seeking dilettante, and captain Corbett, whose severity pushes his crew to the verge of mutiny.

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Summary: Capt. Aubrey leaves his wife and daughters to return to sea in order to take a couple of islands from the French by force.

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