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.

Also available:
Post Captain
HMS Surprise
The Mauritius Command
Desolation Island
The Fortune of War
The Surgeon's Mate
The Ionian Mission
Treason's Harbour
The Far Side of the World
The Reverse of the Medal
The Letter of Marque
The Thirteen Gun Salute
The Nutmeg of Consolation
Clarissa Oakes
The Wine-Dark Sea
The Commodore
The Yellow Admiral
The Hundred Days
Blue at the Mizzen

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