Master And Commander

December 23, 1996|
Master And Commander by Patrick O'Brian
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Set sail for the read of your life .Patrick O''Brian''s Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written.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 intelligence agent. It contains all the action and excitement which could possibly be hoped for in a historical novel, but it also displays the qualities which have put O''Brian far ahead of any of his competitors: his depiction of the detail of life aboard a Nelsonic man-of-war, of weapons, food, conversation and ambience, of the landscape and of the sea. O''Brian''s portrayal of each of these is faultless and the sense of period throughout is acute. His power of characterisation is above all masterly.This brilliant historical novel marked the début of a writer who grew into one of our greatest novelists ever, the author of what Alan Judd, writing in the Sunday Times, has described as ''the most significant extended story since Anthony Powell''s A Dance to the Music of Time''.
Patrick O''Brian, until his death in 2000, was one of our greatest contemporary novelists. He is the author of the acclaimed Aubrey-Maturin tales and the biographer of Joseph Banks and Picasso. He is the author of many other books including Testimonies, and his Collected Short Stories. In 1995 he was the first recipient of the Heywood ...
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Title:Master And Commander
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:448 pages, 8 X 5.38 X 1.11 in
Shipping dimensions:448 pages, 8 X 5.38 X 1.11 in
Published:December 23, 1996
Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780006499152

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