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The Fortune of War (Vol. Book 6) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

W. W. Norton & Company, 2011

"A marvellously full-flavoured, engrossing book, which towers over its current rivals in the genre like a three-decker over a ship's longboat."— Times Literary Supplement Captain Jack Aubrey, R. N., arrives in the Dutch East Indies to find himself appointed to the command of the fastest and best-armed frigate in the Navy. He and his friend Stephen Maturin take passage for England in a dispatch vessel. But the War of 1812 breaks out while ...
  
  











  



  
The Hundred Days (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

W. W. Norton & Company, 2011

"One of the best novelists since Jane Austen.... The Hundred Days may be the best installment yet....I give O'Brian's fans joy of it."— Philadelphia Inquirer Napoleon, escaped from Elba, pursues his enemies across Europe like a vengeful phoenix. If he can corner the British and Prussians before their Russian and Austrian allies arrive, his genius will lead the French armies to triumph at Waterloo. In the Balkans, preparing a thrust ...
  
  











  



  
The Surgeon's Mate (Vol. Book 7) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

W. W. Norton & Company, 2011

"Vividly detailed 19th-century settings and dramatic tension punctuated with flashes of wry humor make O'Brian's nautical adventure a splendid treat."— Publishers Weekly Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are ordered home by dispatch vessel to bring the news of their latest victory to the government. But Maturin is a marked man for the havoc he has wrought in the French intelligence network in the New World, and the attention of two privateers ...
  
  











  



  
Post Captain (Vol. Book 2) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

W. W. Norton & Company, 2011

" 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 debtor's Prison, from a possible mutiny, and pursues his quarry straight into the ...
  
  











  



  
Desolation Island (Vol. Book 5) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

W. W. Norton & Company, 2011

"The relationship [between Aubrey and Maturin]...is about the best thing afloat....For Conradian power of description and sheer excitement there is nothing in naval fiction to beat the stern chase as the outgunned Leopard staggers through mountain waves in icy latitudes to escape the Dutch seventy-four."—Stephen Vaughan, Observer Commissioned to rescue Governor Bligh of Bounty fame, Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend and surgeon Stephen ...
  
  











  



  
Treason's Harbour (Vol. Book 9) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

W. W. Norton & Company, 2011

"The finest writer of sea-stories in the English language."—J. de Courcy Ireland All Patrick O'Brian's strengths are on parade in this novel of action and intrigue, set partly in Malta, partly in the treacherous, pirate-infested waters of the Red Sea. While Captain Aubrey worries about repairs to his ship, Stephen Maturin assumes the center stage for the dockyards and salons of Malta are alive with Napoleon's agents, and the admiralty's ...
  
  











  



  
The Ionian Mission (Vol. Book 8) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

W. W. Norton & Company, 2011

"O'Brian is one author who can put a spark of character into the sawdust of time, and The Ionian Mission is another rattling good yarn."—Stephen Vaughan, The Observer Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, veterans now of many battles, return in this novel to the seas where they first sailed as shipmates. But Jack is now a senior captain commanding a line-of-battle ship in the Royal Navy's blockade of Toulon, and this is a longer, harder, ...
  
  











  



  
Master and Commander (Vol. Book 1) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

W. W. Norton & Company, 2011

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 ...
  
  











  



  
H. M. S. Surprise (Vol. Book 3) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

W. W. Norton & Company, 2011

"Few, very few books have made my heart thud with excitement. H.M.S. Surprise managed it."—Helen Lucy Burke, Irish Press Third in the series of Aubrey/Maturin adventures, this book is set among the strange sights and smells of the Indian subcontinent, and in the distant waters ploughed by the ships of the East India Company. Aubrey is on the defensive, pitting wits and seamanship against an enemy enjoying overwhelming local ...
  
  











  



  
The Mauritius Command (Vol. Book 4) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

W. W. Norton & Company, 2011

"Jack's assignment: to capture the Indian Ocean islands of Réunion and Mauritius from the French. That campaign forms the narrative thread of this rollicking sea saga. But its substance is more beguiling still..."—Elizabeth Peer, Newsweek Captain Jack Aubrey is ashore on half pay without a command—until Stephen Maturin arrives with secret orders for Aubrey to take a frigate to the Cape of Good Hope under a commodore's pennant, there to ...
  
  











  



  
The Truelove (Vol. Book 15) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

W. W. Norton & Company, 2011

The fifteenth installment in Patrick O'Brian's widely claimed series of Aubrey/Maturin novels is in equal parts mystery, adventure, and psychological drama. A British whaler has been captured by an ambitious chief in the sandwich islands at French instigation, and Captain Aubrey, R. N., Is dispatched with the Surprise to restore order. But stowed away in the cable-tier is an escaped female convict. To the officers, Clarissa Harvill is an ...
  
  











  



  
The Reverse of the Medal (Vol. Book 11) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

W. W. Norton & Company, 2011

"An overwhelming, outstanding novel...!"— Irish Times Captain Jack Aubrey, R. N., ashore after a successful cruise, is persuaded by a casual acquaintance to make certain investments in the City. This innocent decision ensnares him in the London criminal underground and in government espionage—the province of his friend Stephen Maturin. Is Aubrey's humiliation and the threatened ruin of his career a deliberate plot? This dark tale is a ...
  
  











  



  
The Wine-Dark Sea (Vol. Book 16) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

W. W. Norton & Company, 2011

The sixteenth volume in the Aubrey/Maturin series, and Patrick O'Brian's first bestseller in the United States. At the outset of this adventure filled with disaster and delight, Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin pursue an American privateer through the Great South Sea. The strange color of the ocean reminds Stephen of Homer's famous description, and portends an underwater volcanic eruption that will create a new island overnight and leave an ...
  
  











  



  
The Thirteen Gun Salute (Vol. Book 13) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

W. W. Norton & Company, 2011

"In length the series is unique; in quality—and there is not a weak link in the chain—it cannot but be ranked with the best of twentieth century historical novels."—T. J. Binyon, Independent Captain Jack Aubrey sets sail for the South China Sea with a new lease on life. Following his dismissal from the Royal Navy (a false accusation), he has earned reinstatement through his daring exploits as a privateer, brilliantly chronicled in The ...
  
  











  



  
The Far Side of the World (Vol. Book 10) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

W. W. Norton & Company, 2011

The inspiration for the major new motion picture starring Russell Crowe. The war of 1812 continues, and Jack Aubrey sets course for Cape Horn on a mission after his own heart: intercepting a powerful American frigate outward bound to play havoc with the British whaling trade. Stephen Maturin has fish of his own to fry in the world of secret intelligence. Disaster in various guises awaits them in the Great South Sea and in the far reaches of the ...
  
  











  



  
The Yellow Admiral (Vol. Book 18) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

W. W. Norton & Company, 2011

"There are those already planning this afternoon's trip to the bookstore. Their only reaction is: Thank god, Patrick O'Brian is still writing. To you, I say, not a moment to lose."—John Balzar, Los Angeles Times Life ashore may once again be the undoing of Jack Aubrey in The Yellow Admiral , Patrick O'Brian's best-selling novel and eighteenth volume in the Aubrey/Maturin series. Aubrey, now a considerable though impoverished landowner, has ...
  
  











  



  
The Commodore (Vol. Book 17) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

W. W. Norton & Company, 2011

The seventeenth novel in the best-selling Aubrey/Maturin series of naval tales, which the New York Times Book Review has described as "the best historical novels ever written." Having survived a long and desperate adventure in the Great South Sea, Captain Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin return to England to very different circumstances. For Jack it is a happy homecoming, at least initially, but for Stephen it is disastrous: his little daughter ...
  
  











  



  
Blue at the Mizzen (Vol. Book 20) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

W. W. Norton & Company, 2000

"The old master has us again in the palm of his hand."— Los Angeles Times (a Best Book of 1999) Napoleon has been defeated at Waterloo, and the ensuing peace brings with it both the desertion of nearly half of Captain Aubrey's crew and the sudden dimming of Aubrey's career prospects in a peacetime navy. When the Surprise is nearly sunk on her way to South America—where Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are to help Chile assert her independence ...
  
  











  



  
The Letter of Marque (Vol. Book 12) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

W. W. Norton & Company, 2011

"Fine stuff...[ The Letter of Marque ] leaves the devotee of naval fiction eager for sequels."—Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World Captain Jack Aubrey, a brilliant and experienced officer, has been struck off the list of post-captains for a crime he did not commit. His old friend Stephen Maturin, usually cast as a ship's surgeon to mask his discreet activities on behalf of British Intelligence, has bought for Aubrey his former ship ...
  
  











  



  
The Nutmeg of Consolation (Vol. Book 14) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

W. W. Norton & Company, 2011

"[The series shows] a joy in language that jumps from every page....You're in for a wonderful voyage."—Cutler Durkee, People Shipwrecked on a remote island in the Dutch East Indies, Captain Aubrey, surgeon and secret intelligence agent Stephen Maturin, and the crew of the Diane fashion a schooner from the wreck. A vicious attack by Malay pirates is repulsed, but the makeshift vessel burns, and they are truly marooned. Their escape from ...
  
  











  








   



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