The Letter of Marque Topics for Discussion

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Does the novel have a "happy ending" or does the novel simply end at a moment when all of the major protagonists happen to be happy?

Given that Maturin is intelligent and scientific, how could he not know that his laudanum supply was being constantly diluted? What aspects of the narrative make Maturin's failure to notice credible? What hints should Maturin have picked up on?

Aubrey is offered a political position by his Cousin Edward. Prior to offering the seat, Edward subtly interviews Aubrey to sound out his political viewpoint. What are the unstated terms that Edward hints are expected of Aubrey once the seat is gained?

The attack on St. Martin's harbor is a resounding success. Some elements of the success relied upon good planning and execution, while other elements relied on luck. Of the two elements—skill or luck—which one is more...

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