Phoebe, Chris, Allen and Joyce love the novels of Patrick O'Brian


Former City Lights bookseller, Phoebe pegged the Aubrey-Maturin series (starting with Master and Commander): "these novels are Jane Austen with cannon". The twenty volume series is evenly crafted with each installment a neatly composed, character-driven tale written in a flawless, early 19th century idiom full of wit, but with plenty of hearty, naval warfare, and sailing adventure.
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 17th, 1990

Now the partial basis for a major motion picture starring Russell Crowe. It is the dawn of the nineteenth century; Britain is at war with Napoleon's France. When Jack Aubrey, a young lieutenant in Nelson's navy, is promoted to captain, he inherits command of HMS Sophie, an old, slow brig unlikely to make his fortune. But Captain Aubrey is a brave and gifted seaman, his thirst for adventure and victory immense. With the aid of his friend Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and secret intelligence agent. Aubrey and his crew engage in one thrilling battle after another, their journey culminating in a stunning clash with a mighty Spanish frigate against whose guns and manpower the tiny Sophie is hopelessly outmatched.


Post Captain (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #2) Cover Image
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This novel of manners is O'Brian's most direct tribute to Jane Austen.


H. M. S. Surprise (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #3) Cover Image
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 17th, 1991

The Mauritius Command (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #4) Cover Image
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Desolation Island (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #5) Cover Image
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The Fortune of War (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #6) Cover Image
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The Surgeon's Mate (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #7) Cover Image
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The Ionian Mission (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #8) Cover Image
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Treason's Harbour (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #9) Cover Image
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The Far Side of the World (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #10) Cover Image
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The Reverse of the Medal (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #11) Cover Image
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 17th, 1992

The Letter of Marque (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #12) Cover Image
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The Thirteen Gun Salute (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #13) Cover Image
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The Nutmeg of Consolation (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #14) Cover Image
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The Wine-Dark Sea (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #16) Cover Image
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 17th, 1994

The Commodore (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #17) Cover Image
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 17th, 1996

The Yellow Admiral (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #18) Cover Image
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The Hundred Days (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #19) Cover Image
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Blue at the Mizzen (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #20) Cover Image
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 17th, 2000

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