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Old May 24th, 2017, 03:44 AM   #41
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Maturin too is a convincing character, a complex mix of an Enlightenment natural historian and liberal, with an attachment to his Catholic heritage (in both Ireland and Spain), and a lethal duellist.
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plus he is askilled medic, and, to boot, a phenomenal secret agent with sources and networks and webs across the globe... and you find all that convincing?
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plus he is askilled medic, and, to boot, a phenomenal secret agent with sources and networks and webs across the globe... and you find all that convincing?
Oh a bit of a hero indeed, an exaggeration, but of that time, not a modern character. (The combination of medic and natural history was normal enough anyway)
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