Aubrey–Maturin series - WikipediaHe died on second of January His birth name was Richard Patrick Russ. He wrote several novels in his lifetime including the famous Aubrey-Maturin series. These are a series of 20 novels that are set in the sea during a Napoleonic wars describing events by the Royal Navy. They are highly praised for their vivid description of 19th-century life. The Aubrey-Maturin series became a major hit later on in his life while he was in his seventies after it caught the eyes of an American publisher.
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The book proved to be the start of the novel Aubrey-Maturin series , set largely in the era of the Napoleonic Wars , that O'Brian continued working on up until his death in The novel is set at the turn of the 19th century. It follows the young Jack Aubrey who has just been promoted to the rank of Master and Commander , and Stephen Maturin, a destitute physician and naturalist whom Aubrey appoints as his naval surgeon. The naval action in the Mediterranean is closely based on the real-life exploits of Lord Cochrane , including a battle modelled after Cochrane's spectacular victory in the brig HMS Speedy over the vastly superior Spanish frigate El Gamo. The novel puts the reader into the times in every aspect, from the ways of the Royal Navy on sailing ships to the state of science and medicine and social status.
That was, of course, at a time when it almost went without saying that a project of such scope and pedigree would have to be British. Which is a very good thing, because if someone would merely get around to undertaking them, the Aubrey-Maturin novels could easily provide material for exquisite television, offering the action and world-building scale of Game of Thrones , the social anthropology and Anglo-historical appeal of Downton Abbey , and two central characters reminiscent of though far more deeply etched than Rust Cohle and Marty Hart in the first season of True Detective. Someone really needs to make this happen. It is a fine film I reviewed it here , but it scarcely attempts to scratch the surface of its principal characters, let alone the rich supporting populations who orbit them. And while both actors offered solid performances, neither was particularly well-suited to his role: Crowe is too dark for Aubrey, and Bettany not dark or small enough for Maturin.
The Aubrey–Maturin series is a sequence of nautical historical novels—20 completed and one The first novel, Master and Commander, was published in and the last finished novel in The 21st novel of the series, left unfinished at.
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I have put together a comparison of actual historical events with the books in the POB series. Actual historical events are in italics.
The Aubrey—Maturin series is a sequence of nautical historical novels —20 completed and one unfinished —by Patrick O'Brian , set during the Napoleonic Wars and centering on the friendship between Captain Jack Aubrey of the Royal Navy and his ship's surgeon Stephen Maturin , a physician, natural philosopher , and intelligence agent. The first novel, Master and Commander , was published in and the last finished novel in The series received considerable international acclaim and most of the novels reached The New York Times Best Seller list. Forester and other British authors central to the English literature canon. Patrick O'Brian 's The Golden Ocean and The Unknown Shore both depict fictional pairs of young men, loosely based on real seamen, who participate in George Anson's voyage around the world.