Desolation Island (Aubrey-Maturin #5) (Paperback)

By Patrick O'Brian

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393308129, 325pp.

Publication Date: August 17, 1991

Other Editions of This Title:
Compact Disc (8/1/2005)
Paperback (8/1/2007)
Hardcover (11/17/1994)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (12/15/2008)

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Commissioned to rescue Governor Bligh of Bounty fame, Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend and surgeon Stephen Maturin sail the Leopard to Australia with a hold full of convicts. Among them is a beautiful and dangerous spy--and a treacherous disease that decimates the crew. With a Dutch man-of-war to windward, the undermanned, outgunned Leopard sails for her life into the freezing waters of the Antarctic, where, in mountain seas, the Dutchman closes.