Master and Commander

By Patrick O'Brian; Geoff Hunt (Photographer)
(W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393037012, 411pp.)

Publication Date: November 1994

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Compact Disc, Audio Cassette, Audio Cassette, Compact Disc, MP3 CD, Compact Disc

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This, 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 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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