Master and Commander (Vol. Book 1)
The beginning of the sweeping Aubrey-Maturin series. "The best sea story I have ever read."—Sir Francis ChichesterThis, the first in the splendid series of Jack Aubrey novels, establishes the friendship between Captain Aubrey, R.N., and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, against a thrilling backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Details of a life aboard a man-of-war in Nelson's navy are faultlessly rendered: the conversational idiom of the officers in the ward room and the men on the lower deck, the food, the floggings, the mysteries of the wind and the rigging, and the roar of broadsides as the great ships close in battle.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - amerynth - LibraryThing
It's always weird when people recommend books to me. In this particular instance, I was reading "Paradise of the Blind" when someone said I should read "Master and Commander." I'm not sure why I ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ctpress - LibraryThing
This is Jane Austen on a ship of war, with the humanity, joy and pathos of Shakespeare. (quote from a blog-review) The praise and accolade for Patrick O’Brians 20-novel long Napoleonic naval series ... Read full review