The Mauritius Command (Hardcover)

By Patrick O'Brian, Geoff Hunt (Photographer)

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393037043, 352pp.

Publication Date: November 17, 1994



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.