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									Patrick O'BrianPatrick O'Brian
Patrick O'Brian's historic naval adventure novels were solely the pleasure of British readers until the late '80s; but for Americans, it's better late than never. The appearance of the author's Aubrey-Maturin series in the States, with its compelling protagonists and rich period detail from the Napoleonic Wars, earned thousands of fans including Iris Murdoch, Eudora Welty and Tom Stoppard.

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Fact File

Patrick O'Brian
Also Known As:
Richard Patrick Russ
Date of Birth:
December 12, 1914
Place of Birth:
Chalfont St. Peter, Buckinghamshire
Date of Death:
January 2, 2000
Place of Death:
Dublin, Ireland
Shebbear College, Devon

*  Patrick O'Brian's official web site

The Best Book to Read First

Selected Novels

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								Master and Commander, Author: 
								Patrick O'Brian.

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Master and Commander
by Patrick O'Brian
The first novel in the Aubrey/Maturin series details the friendship between Royal Navy Captain Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, established against the thrilling backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Adapted for the silver screen as the major motion picture starring Russel Crowe.

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								Wine-Dark Sea, Author: 
								Patrick O'Brian.
*  Master and Commander (1969)
*  Mauritius Command (1977)
*  The Fortune of War (1979)
*  The Reverse of the Medal (1986)
*  The Letter of Marque (1988)
*  Wine-Dark Sea (1993)
*  The Hundred Days (1998)
*  Blue at the Mizzen (1999)

*  See the Patrick O'Brian chronology

Before Aubrey-Maturin

Aubrey and Maturin's Menu

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								The Unknown Shore, Author: 
								Patrick O'Brian.

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The Unknown Shore
by Patrick O'Brian
O'Brian's first two novels drew inspiration from Commodore George Anson's fateful circumnavigation of the globe in 1740. This second novel, with its tale of survival involving two young shipmates, prefigures the Aubrey-Maturin books.

*The Golden Ocean  by Patrick O'Brian
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								Lobscouse and Spotted Dog, Author: 
								Anne Chotzinoff Grossman, Lisa Thomas.

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Lobscouse and Spotted Dog
by Anne Chotzinoff Grossman, Lisa Thomas
If you are an Aubrey-Maturin fan, you may know that Drowned Baby, Spotted Dog and Soused Hog's Face are all edible dishes. Even if you don't get up the courage to try any of the authentic recipes in this "gastronomic companion," you'll have fun reading about their origins.

*An Atlas and Geographical Guide to the Complete Aubrey-Maturin Novels  by Dean King, John B. Hattendorf
*A Sea of Words: A Lexicon and Companion for Patrick O'Brian's Seafaring Tales  by Dean King, John B. Hattendorf, J. Worth Estes