Master and Commander

Aubrey/Maturin Novels

Hardcover, Rough Front - Edge: Deckle, Feather, Uncut

Patrick O'Brian (Author)

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The beginning to 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 agent, against a thrilling backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Details of a life aboard a man-of-war are faultlessly rendered: the conversational idiom of the officers in the ward room and the men on the lower deck, the food, the floggings, the mysteries of the wind and the rigging, and the roar of broadsides as the great ships close in battle.

Book Details

  • Hardcover, Rough Front - Edge: Deckle, Feather, Uncut
  • November 1994
  • ISBN 978-0-393-03701-2
  • 6 × 8.6 in / 416 pages
  • Volume(s): Book 1
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide excluding Canada and the British Commonwealth.

Other Formats

  1. Book CoverMaster and Commander

    Paperback

    Volume(s): Book 1

Endorsements & Reviews

“I haven’t read novels [in the past ten years] except for all of the Patrick O’Brian series. It was, unfortunately, like tripping on heroin. I started on those books and couldn’t stop.” — E. O. Wilson, Boston Globe

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