The Nutmeg of Consolation by Patrick O'brianThe Nutmeg of Consolation by Patrick O'brian

The Nutmeg of Consolation

byPatrick O'brian

Paperback | July 1, 1993

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Jack Aubrey sets out on a new and glorious adventure in the series The New York Times called "the best historical novels ever written".

Shipwrecked on a remote island in the Dutch East Indies, Captain Aubrey, Stephen Maturin and the crew of the Diane fashion a schooner from the wreck. A vicious attack by Malay pirates is repulsed, but the makeshift vessel burns, and they are truly marooned. Their escape from this predicament is one that only the whimsy and ingenuity of Patrick O'Brian -- or Stephen Maturin -- could devise.

In command now of a new ship, the Nutmeg, Aubrey pursues his interrupted mission. The dreadful penal colony in New South Wales, harrowingly described, is the backdrop to a diplomatic crisis provoked by Maturin's Irish temper, and to a near-fatal encounter with the wildlife of the Australian outback.

Patrick O'Brian is the author of twenty volumes in the highly respected Aubrey/Maturin series of novels.
Title:The Nutmeg of ConsolationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.77 × 5.25 × 0.68 inPublished:July 1, 1993Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393309061

ISBN - 13:9780393309065


From Our Editors

At the end of O'Brian's Thirteen Gun Salute, Captain Aubrey and the crew of the Diane are shipwrecked by a typhoon on a remote island in the Dutch East Indies. After they are rescued, Aubrey and crew continue their interrupted mission aboard a new vessel, the Nutmeg