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Title:
Mauritius(oop)
Author(s): Marie Benoit
Paperback: 95 pages
Publisher: Chelsea House Publications
Publication date: January 1st 1987
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1555461719
ISBN-13: 9780761431169

 

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Title:
Desolation Island (Aubrey/Maturin #5)
Author(s):  Patrick O'Brian
Paperback: 348 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication date: August 1st 2007 (first published 1977)
Language:
English
ISBN-10: 000725587X
ISBN-13: 9780007255870

Book Description
Commissioned to rescue Governor Bligh of Bounty fame, Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend, 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 mountainous seas, the Dutchman closes in.

 

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Title:
Mauritius
Author(s): Theresa Rebeck
Paperback: 80 pages
Publication date: March 12th 2009 (first published 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0573660190
ISBN-13: 9780573660191

Book Description
3m, 2f / Comedy / Interior Stamp collecting is far more risky than you think. After their mother's death, two estranged half-sisters discover a book of rare stamps that may include the crown jewel for collectors. One sister tries to collect on the windfall, while the other resists for sentimental reasons. In this gripping tale, a seemingly simple sale becomes dangerous when three seedy, high-stakes collectors enter the sisters' world, willing to do anything to claim the rare find as their own. "Unsurprisingly for a writer with extensive experience in TV police procedurals like "NYPD Blue" and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," one of Rebeck's strengths is her skill at stitching tension into every exchange. The five characters in Mauritius pair up and face off in shifting configurations, the emotionally fraught edges of their twisty encounters made all the more intriguing by the fact that items as apparently innocuous as postage stamps fuel the friction." -Variety "One wouldn't think that the subject of rare stamps would make for gripping, entertaining theater, but Theresa Rebeck's Mauritius, being given its Broadway premiere by the Manhattan Theatre Club, proves otherwise...The sort of well-made, engrossing and unpretentious play rarely encountered on Broadway these days, Mauritius is a welcome introduction to the fall season." -The Hollywood Reporter.

 

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Title: The Mauritius Command (Aubrey/Maturin #4)
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication date: May 17th 1991 (first published 1977)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 039330762X
ISBN-13: 9780393307627

Book Descripption
"O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin volumes actually constitute a single 6,443-page novel, one that should have been on those lists of the greatest novels of the 20th-century." —George Will, Washington Post

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 Réunion. 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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