Master and Commander

Patrick O’Brian
Introduced by Max Hastings

The first ever Aubrey-Maturin adventure sees Captain Jack Aubrey take charge of his first command, HMS Sophie. To read Patrick O’Brian is to experience life at sea in the days of thrilling encounters with Algerian quarter-galleys.

To read Patrick O’Brian is to experience life at sea in the days of Nelson, from the racy below-deck humour to the breathless thrill of a skirmish with an Algerian quarter-galley. In Master and Commander he introduced Captain Jack Aubrey to the reading public and won legions of fans the world over.

Introduced by Max Hastings, former Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Telegraph, this edition includes 12 pages of colour and black-and-white period illustrations, as well as carefully researched maps and battle plans that place the reader firmly in O’Brian’s historical milieu.

Bound in buckram blocked with a design by Neil Gower

Set in Baskerville

376 pages

Frontispiece and 12 pages of colour and black & white plates, 6 black & white tailpieces, and maps and battle plans

Plain slipcase

9˝ x 6¼˝

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