Post Captain

Aubrey/Maturin Novels


Patrick O'Brian (Author)

Overview | Inside the Book

"Master and Commander raised almost dangerously high expectations, Post Captain triumphantly surpasses them...a brilliant book." —Mary Renault

"We've beat them before and we'll beat them again." In 1803 Napoleon smashes the Peace of Amiens, and Captain Jack Aubrey, R. N., taking refuge in France from his creditors, is interned. He escapes from France, from debtors' prison, and from a possible mutiny, and pursues his quarry straight into the mouth of a French-held harbor.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • August 1990
  • ISBN 978-0-393-30706-1
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 528 pages
  • Volume(s): Book 2
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide excluding Canada and the British Commonwealth.

Endorsements & Reviews

“The best historical novels ever written.” — New York Times

“They're funny, they're exciting, they're informative.... There are legions of us who would gladly ship out time and time again under Captain Aubrey.” — The New Yorker

“The best thing afloat since Horatio Hornblower.” — Observer

“Aubrey and Maturin compose one of those complex and fascinating pairs of characters which have inspired thrilling stories of all kinds since the Iliad.” — Iris Murdoch and John Bayley

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