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Master and commander

by Patrick O"Brian

  • 155 Want to read
  • 31 Currently reading

Published by W.W. Norton in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Aubrey, Jack (Fictitious character) -- Fiction,
    • Maturin, Stephen (Fictitious character) -- Fiction,
    • Ship physicians -- Fiction,
    • Ship captains -- Fiction,
    • Great Britain -- History, Naval -- 19th century -- Fiction

    • Edition Notes

      StatementPatrick O"Brian.
      GenreFiction.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR6029.B55 M37 1994
      The Physical Object
      Pagination411 p. :
      Number of Pages411
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL444475M
      LC Control Number98157102

        Master and Commander and the series of nautical historical novels by Patrick O’Brian was the topic for this installment of “Read This Book!” brought to you by the University of Minnesota. Master and Commander is the first book in the Aubrey-Maturin series.. Plot summary Edit. It is Ap , in Port Mahon, Minorca, at that time a base of the Royal Navy. Jack Aubrey, a lieutenant languishing in port without a ship, on half pay, depressed and indebt, and Stephen Maturin, a penniless half-Irish, half-Catalan physician and natural philosopher, meet for the first time at a.

      Master and Commander is the first of Patrick O'Brian's now famous Aubrey/Maturin novels, regarded by many as the greatest series of historical novels ever written. It establishes the friendship between Captain Jack Aubrey RN and Stephen Maturin, who becomes his secretive ship's surgeon and an 4/5(3).   Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World was an enjoyable mixture of action and drama, melted into one story about a ship and its captain. There were a few action sequences (especially scary since they were on a boat), although less that what was expected, and a 4/5.

        ‎The beginning of the sweeping Aubrey-Maturin series. "The best sea story I have ever read."—Sir Francis Chichester This, the first in the splendid series of Jack Aubrey novels, establishes the friendship between Captain Aubrey, R.N., and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence ag /5(). Master and Commander. This book is the first of Patrick O'Briend's now famous Aubrey-Maturin novels, regarded by many as the finest historical novels ever written. It establishes the friendship between Captain Jack Aubrey RN and Stephen Maturin, who becomes his ship's surgeon and a secret agent. pp. Couple of slight creases to cover.


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