The Final Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey

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HarperCollins, 2004 - Admirals - 136 pages
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At the time of his death, Patrick O'Brian was halfway through a novel to follow on from 'Blue at the Mizzen'. These are the chapters he had completed of the final voyage of Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin. It is published in a parallel format - the typed text, and on the opposite page, a fascimile of the original manuscript.

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User Review  - duende - LibraryThing

*tears* I started the first book in this series in January, and determined to read through them all by the end of the year. (Could have read them all in a much shorter time, of course, but I wanted to ... Read full review

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User Review  - psiloiordinary - LibraryThing

A fascinating glimpse into the mind and writing process of Patrick O'Brian. Not really for anyone else. I loved it. But tinged with such sadness that he never finished it. I'm somehow reassured that I ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Patrick O'Brian, was until his death in 2000, one of our greatest contemporary novelists and widely regarded as one of the greatest storytellers of the English language. He is the author of the acclaimed Aubrey-Maturin novels and the biographer of Joseph Banks and Picasso. He has also written other novels including Testimonies, and many short stories. In 1995 he was the first recipient of the Heywood Hill Prize for a lifetime's contribution to literature. In the same year he was awarded the CBE. In 1997 he received an honorary doctorate of letters from Trinity College, Dublin. In 2003, his Aubrey novels were taken to the big screen by the film director Peter Weir with the blockbuster and critically acclaimed Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. He died in Dublin in January 2000.

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