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Read Master and Commander Master and Commander characters È eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Patrick OBrian Ô 7 Summary This the first in the splendid series of Jack Aubrey novels establishes the friendship between Captain Aubrey RN and Stephen Maturin ship's surgeon and intelligence a. Jack Aubrey the frustrated naval officer at last after a long wait on shore receives his own ship to command the brig Sophie but by the strange ways of the British Royal Navy called a sloop The year 1800 Napoleon is unstoppable on land but the British rule the Seas In Port Mahon on the Mediterranean island of Minorca captured from the Spanish allies of the French Aubrey tries to gets his ship ready war rages it has for many years He a music lover meets Stephen Maturin on dry land during a private concert in the Governor s House a doctor they desperately need on the Sophie enemies at first but later become good friends An educated man and scientist too is the physician Inspecting his crew the First Lieutenant second in command is another Irishman James Dillion Like Stephen both were secretly rebels in the unsuccessful rebellion of 1798 back in their native land and fugitives now After much work the ship is finally ready for duty small but adeuate however his men still need training many days of it When he goes to see the Admiral Lord Keith to thank him his bride uenney is also there a close friend the former neighbor and tutor of Jack s in his youth It doesn t take long for the astonished Aubrey to guess how he got to be captain Nonetheless Captain Harte commandant in Port Mahon will not help the new master and commander of the Sophie with needed material and supplies the jealous man knows about his wife Molly s dalliance with him He receives help elsewhere though Leaving the great harbor on convoy duty in his first assignment at sea protecting merchantman s ships heading east to Italy A surprise attack by Moors from North Africa guns blaze plenty of broadsides are fired and a few hit destruction occurs still he does well and all arrive safely The beautiful Mediterranean Sea is full of enemies but storms can be as deadly the Sophie discovers Rolling and going up high into the sky and down deep into the valley of water while looking at the sea above them yes you have to have a strong stomach to be a sailor and a little nuts too Luck is with Aubrey and he lives to take prize ships of their foes and a share of the profits also back to port His crew naturally love him they share the money and seamen always can use some extra cash So a small increase of drinking on shore wine women and song what s the harm Don t ask the natives of Minorca or the tavern owners More tense sea battles with enemy warships French and Spanish ships of the line some larger and with a greater number of guns they foolishly followed Aubrey he is a very brave man maybe too much soExciting novel the first of twenty by Patrick O Brian if you don t get seasick it will be a very pleasant read and voyage

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Read Master and Commander Master and Commander characters È eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Patrick OBrian Ô 7 Summary E 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 batt. I grew up with CS Forester Hornblower books which gave me a lifelong passion for both the sea and the navy of the long 18th century navy It was this that attracted me to the work of Patrick O Brian I first picked up a copy of Master and Commander in the 1980s and was immediately stuck by the writing style The author was using authentic regency dialogue and seemed to make no attempt to compromise in his use of nautical jargon This made the first few chapters disconcerting but I soon found that I was being drawn into a different world This was not a modern tale dressed as the past but had a strongly authentic feel to itThe main arc of the plot is full of the excitement to be expected from the genre with its chases battles and daring do The story line will be familiar to anyone who has followed the early career of Captain Thomas Cochrane with many of the anecdotes and incidents lifted directly from his autobiography Even the name of his ship the Sophie is uncannily close the Cochrane s first ship Speedy But O Brian s forte is not the action in his books the uality of which can be variable but in the subtle drawing of his principle characters The chemistry between Aubrey and Maturin makes for a riveting read that draws the reader onwards into the rest of the series It is a journey that few who make ever regret

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Read Master and Commander Master and Commander characters È eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Patrick OBrian Ô 7 Summary Gent 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 th. The music room in the Governor s House at Port Mahon a tall handsome pillared octagon was filled with the triumphant first movement of Locatelli s C major uartet The players were playing with passionate conviction as they mounted towards the penultimate crescendo towards the tremendous pause and the deep liberating final chord Thus the first sentence of Master and Commander thus begins the grand series of historical novels penned by Patrick O Brian over the last three decades of the last century The authorPatrick O Brian 1914 2000 was born Richard Patrick Russ in Buckinghamshire of an English physician of German descent and an English woman of Irish descent The eighth of nine children he lost his mother at the age of four and led a fairly isolated childhood limited by poverty He married his first wife in 1936 had two children one of whom died young worked as an ambulance driver in the second War and possibly in intelligence of some sort got divorced in July 45 married a second time a woman whom he lived with happily until her death in 1998 and soon after changed his name to Patrick O Brian In the half century plus that he and his second wife lived together a few early years were spent in Wales but mostly they lived in a Catalan town in the south of France Besides the Aubrey Maturin series of novels O Brian wrote several other fictional books some collections of short stories three non fiction works including books on Picasso and Joseph Banks and translated works by both Henri Charriere the Papillon books and by Simone de Beauvoir into EnglishBut it is for the Aubrey Maturin series that O Brian is best known and for which he will be long remembered This was not always the case however Master and Commanderthe first book in the series appeared in 1969 and in the years following as additional books in the series appeared they gained modest readership in both England and the US Then in 1988 an editor at WW Norton Starling Lawrence discovered the novels and Norton began publishing them They attracted serious critics and reviewers sales took off and O Brian spent the remainder of his days as a public author not so welcome since he enjoyed his privacy and also a much better remunerated one welcome I presume The last two years of his life after his wife died were a very difficult time for O Brian though he did continue to write He died in Dublin The series Aubrey Maturin refers to the two main characters in the novels There are twenty completed books in the series which take place in chronological order The first novel begins in 1800 at Port Mahon on the island of Menorca in the Balearics The British had recaptured the island from France in 1798 and were using Port Mahon as a key naval base in the Mediterranean The twentieth novel takes place in 1815 after Napoleon s defeat at Waterloo and thus is the only one of the series to not take place in the period of the Napoleonic Wars This conflict provides the general historic backdrop as the novels progress though in fact the internal chronology of the books is uite bizarre due to the fact that O Brian had no idea at the outset that twenty novels would be written sueezed into a period of fifteen historic years which had mostly been used up by the sixth book See There is a final 21st novel The Final Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey published in the US under the title 21 This work was incomplete when O Brian passed away in 2000The series is set in almost all the seas of the world the Southern Ocean the Mediterranean the South Pacific the Indian Ocean the Atlantic the waters around the China Sea and on land too in all these areas with adventures involving exploration espionage interaction with political as well as naval power The ups and downs of the main character s careers their love lives their wins and losses in the game of life all told brilliantly in the evolving history of the early nineteenth centuryO Brian is a master of character whose writing has actually been compared uite often to Jane Austen s Thus his historical novels are felt by many including me to transcend the genre and in so doing approach the altar of classic literatureTechnical interlude O Brian schooled himself in the most detailed knowledge of the ships of this age not only of Great Britain s but of many other nations and in the arcane terms and methods which were used in sailing them This is why each of the books has the illustration depicted above spread over two pages right up front The reader needs this diagram to understand even partially something like the followingAs the wind came round on to the beam they set staysails and the fore and aft mainsail Now with the studdingsails in the chase or the ghost of the chase a pale blur showing now and then on the lifting swell could be seen from the uarter deck A book A Sea of Words was published many years after the series started appearing It contains a wealth of additional information about the ships about sailing terms and about many of the lands political groups animals birds and plants mentioned in the series This is only a mention not an endorsement I have looked at it briefly but never tried using it while reading the novelsThis book introduces the two main characters in the series Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin who become acuainted by chance when they both attend the chamber music concert at the Governor s HouseJack Aubrey is an officer of the Royal Navy who has just been given his first command as Captain of His Majesty s Sloop Sophie Maturin is an Irish physician whose background and activities beyond medicine are revealed piece by piece through the first few booksAubrey needs a ship s surgeon and Maturin is his man Thus begins the saga I m not bothering to offer any plot summary here I don t really like them If you want one see view spoilerThe Sophie is a fictional counterpart of an actual ship in the Royal Navy Speedy Not only that but some of Jack Aubrey s exploits in the first few books of the series are similar to naval actions which a couple of the captains of Speedy achieved in her years around 1800 See hide spoiler


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    review Ë eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ô Patrick OBrian Patrick OBrian Ô 7 Summary Read Master and Commander This story posed a bugger of a ratings uandary for yours truly While reading it I was bouncing around between everything

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    (Master and Commander) [PDF/EBOOK] µ Patrick OBrian The classic high seas adventure In the year 1800 Jack Aubrey sits next Stephen Maturin at a musical performance in Port Mahon Minorca a base of the British Royal Navy in the Mediterranean Sea between Spain and Italy They

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    (Master and Commander) [PDF/EBOOK] µ Patrick OBrian Patrick OBrian Ô 7 Summary review Ë eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ô Patrick OBrian Jack Aubrey the frustrated naval officer at last after a long wait on shore receives his own ship to command the brig Sophie but by the strange ways of the British Royal Navy called a sloop The year 1800 Napoleon is unstoppable on land but the British rule the Seas In Port Mahon on the Mediterranean island of Minorca captured from the Spanish allies of the French Aubrey tries to gets his ship ready war rages it has for many year

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    review Ë eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ô Patrick OBrian (Master and Commander) [PDF/EBOOK] µ Patrick OBrian You know I've often been annoyed by the fact that so many times I never get to experience something the way it was intended or to its fullest Because someone else always gets there first and someone's else's eyes are always put in front of mine before I get the chance to do it for myself I recall writing a very emotional p

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    Read Master and Commander Patrick OBrian Ô 7 Summary (Master and Commander) [PDF/EBOOK] µ Patrick OBrian There was a bubbling furious excitement rising in his chest ; the waiting was over this was the now itselfPatrick O'Brian`s Master and Commader is a masterfully narrated tale of the wonderful voyage of the Sophie and the friendship of Captain Jack Aubrey of the Royal Navy and Dr Stephen Maturin Sophie's surgeonIt is the year 1800 Britain is at war with France A brave adventurous talented seaman Jack Aubrey gets an opportunity to

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    (Master and Commander) [PDF/EBOOK] µ Patrick OBrian The music room in the Governor’s House at Port Mahon a tall handsome pillared octagon was filled with the triumphant first movement of Locatelli’s C major uartet The players were playing with passionate conviction as they mounted towards the penultimate crescendo towards the tremendous pause and the deep liberating final chord

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    Read Master and Commander (Master and Commander) [PDF/EBOOK] µ Patrick OBrian Patrick OBrian Ô 7 Summary I grew up with CS Forester’ Hornblower books which gave me a lifelong passion for both the sea and the navy of the long 18th century navy It was this that attracted me to the work of Patrick O’Brian I first picked up a copy of Master and Commander in the 1980s and was immediately stuck by the writing style Th

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    Patrick OBrian Ô 7 Summary (Master and Commander) [PDF/EBOOK] µ Patrick OBrian Maybe it's a blasphemy but I prefer the Aubrey Maturin series to all others even Holmes Watson Every book is packed to absolute straining with erudition wit history and thunderous action I read two books from the series every year they're reliable standbys when I absolutely must read something I know I will love

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    (Master and Commander) [PDF/EBOOK] µ Patrick OBrian review Ë eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ô Patrick OBrian Patrick OBrian Ô 7 Summary ii I'm at it again but this time I opened up my Aubrey Maturin reread by listening It took a month of commuting bu

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    (Master and Commander) [PDF/EBOOK] µ Patrick OBrian I loved the film and really really wanted to love this book with plans to go on and read others in the series but with the exception of perhaps the first chapter I found the first hundred pages to be sheer drudgery O'Brian is obviously a brilliant writer and scholar but the lengths to which he luxuriates in nautical lingo coupled with the alr

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