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Patrick O'Brian


Born
in Chalfont St. Peter, Buckinghamshire, England, The United Kingdom
December 12, 1914

Died
January 02, 2000

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Patrick O'Brian's acclaimed Aubrey-Maturin series of historical novels has been described as "a masterpiece" (David Mamet, New York Times), "addictively readable" (Patrick T. Reardon, Chicago Tribune), and "the best historical novels ever written" (Richard Snow, New York Times Book Review), which "should have been on those lists of the greatest novels of the 20th century" (George Will).

Set in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars, O'Brian's twenty-volume series centers on the enduring friendship between naval officer Jack Aubrey and physician (and spy) Stephen Maturin. The Far Side of the World, the tenth book in the series, was adapted into a 2003 film directed by Peter Weir and starring Russell Crowe and Paul Bettany. The film was nom
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Master and Commander (Aubre...

4.07 avg rating — 53,410 ratings — published 1969 — 127 editions
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Post Captain (Aubrey & Matu...

4.26 avg rating — 20,660 ratings — published 1972 — 85 editions
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H. M. S. Surprise (Aubrey &...

4.43 avg rating — 17,475 ratings — published 1973 — 26 editions
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The Mauritius Command (Aubr...

4.36 avg rating — 15,117 ratings — published 1977 — 31 editions
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Desolation Island (Aubrey &...

4.41 avg rating — 13,584 ratings — published 1978 — 18 editions
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The Fortune of War (Aubrey ...

4.41 avg rating — 12,621 ratings — published 1979 — 18 editions
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The Surgeon's Mate (Aubrey ...

4.40 avg rating — 11,832 ratings — published 1980 — 56 editions
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The Far Side of the World (...

4.45 avg rating — 11,489 ratings — published 1984 — 70 editions
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Treason's Harbour (Aubrey &...

4.38 avg rating — 10,823 ratings — published 1983 — 6 editions
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The Letter of Marque (Aubre...

4.49 avg rating — 10,314 ratings — published 1988 — 13 editions
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Quotes by Patrick O'Brian  (?)
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“Wit is the unexpected copulation of ideas.”
Patrick O'Brian, The Hundred Days

“But you know as well as I, patriotism is a word; and one that generally comes to mean either my country, right or wrong, which is infamous, or my country is always right, which is imbecile.”
Patrick O'Brian, Master & Commander

“Jack, you've debauched my sloth.”
Patrick O'Brian, H.M.S. Surprise

Polls

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HISTORICAL FICTION POLL "B"
There will be a series of polls to begin putting together a potential reading list for the "historical fiction folder". I have divided the books into groups of 15 books apiece. Make sure to choose your favorite from each poll and make sure to vote in each of these polls so that we can generate a list according to priorities and interests. You will only receive one notification per poll. There will be simultaneous polls so please make sure to vote in each one.

Master and Commander (Aubrey/Maturin Book 1) by Patrick O'Brian Patrick O'Brian Patrick O'Brian

MASTER AND COMMANDER BY PATRICK O'BRIAN
 
  14 votes, 32.6%

Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain Mark Twain Mark Twain

LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI BY MARK TWAIN
 
  5 votes, 11.6%

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque Erich Maria Remarque Erich Maria Remarque

ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT BY ERICH MARIA REMARQUE
 
  5 votes, 11.6%

The Persian Boy (Alexander the Great, #2) by Mary Renault Mary Renault

THE PERSIAN BOY BY MARY RENAULT
 
  5 votes, 11.6%

The Virtues of War A Novel of Alexander the Great by Steven Pressfield Steven Pressfield Steven Pressfield

THE VIRTUES OF WAR: A NOVEL OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT BY STEVEN PRESSFIELD
 
  4 votes, 9.3%

Gates of Fire An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae by Steven Pressfield Steven Pressfield Steven Pressfield

GATES OF FIRE: AN EPIC NOVEL OF THE BATTLE OF THERMOPYLAE BY STEVEN PRESSFIELD
 
  2 votes, 4.7%

The Afghan Campaign A Novel by Steven Pressfield Steven Pressfield Steven Pressfield

THE AFGHAN CAMPAIGN: A NOVEL BY STEVEN PRESSFIELD
 
  2 votes, 4.7%

Arundel by Kenneth Roberts Kenneth Roberts

ARUNDEL BY KENNETH ROBERTS
 
  2 votes, 4.7%

The Eagle and the Raven by Pauline Gedge Pauline Gedge Pauline Gedge

THE EAGLE AND THE RAVEN BY PAULINE GEDGE
 
  1 vote, 2.3%

The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff Rosemary Sutcliff


THE EAGLE OF THE NINTH BY ROSEMARY SUTCLIFF
 
  1 vote, 2.3%

Eagle in the Snow by Wallace Breem Wallace Breem

EAGLE IN THE SNOW BY WALLACE BREEM
 
  1 vote, 2.3%

The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis Stevenson

THE BLACK ARROW BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
 
  1 vote, 2.3%

Killing Rommel A Novel by Steven Pressfield Steven Pressfield Steven Pressfield

KILLING ROMMEL: A NOVEL BY STEVEN PRESSFIELD
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

The Last of the Wine by Mary Renault Mary Renault

THE LAST OF THE WINE BY MARY RENAULT
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Fire from Heaven (Alexander the Great, #1) by Mary Renault Mary Renault

FIRE FROM HEAVEN BY MARY RENAULT
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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