The story begins in Port Mahon in year Jack Aubrey is made captain of the Sophie just after he first met Stephen Maturin. At first they don't like each other. Скачать бесплатно книгу Master & Commander - OBrian Patrick в форматах fb2, rtf, epub, pdf, txt или читать онлайн. Отзывы на книгу. Editorial Reviews. ronaldweinland.info Review. The opening salvo of the Aubrey- Maturin epic, Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Master and Commander (Vol. Book 1) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels).
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Her Master And Commander · Read more Master & Commander (Aubrey– Maturin series 01) Patrick O'Brian - Aub-Mat 01 - Master & Commander. Master & Commander (Aubrey–Maturin series 01). Read more Her Master And Commander O'Brian Patrick - Aub-Mat 01 - Master & Commander. Master and Commander is a nautical historical novel by English author Patrick O' Brien, which was first published in the UK in the US in
And then I broke all my rules, and our budget, and bought the just-published 16th in hardcover. It's some of the best money I've ever spent. In case I haven't been clear: I love these books, all 20 volumes. Each is a chapter in a single, flowing narrative. The first 13 are, in my opinion, without parallel: the same sense of lived experience as Hilary Mantel, the just-a-hair-off-center reality of a Michael Gruber adventure and the same rootedness in, and love for, the land- and seascape as Robert McFarlane or Annie Proulx. Lots of reviewers have compared O'Brian to his fellow naval novelist C.
But I can't in good conscience rate Master and Commander less than 4 stars: the amount of research that went into this book was incredible, even if O'Brian could have done a better job of making it accessible to the reader.
Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are very different from each other, but they complement each other well. Jack is brash and bluff, a womanizer in port, and just a little shallow at this point in his life, although he can be a genius at sea. Stephen is intelligent, curious and a gifted natural scientist, with a hidden past. It will be interesting to see how their personalities develop in following books. The plot was complex, with the author doing that sometimes frustrating thing Dorothy Dunnett does the same where something happens or someone says something and you can tell it's significant, but you can't figure out why because the author isn't spoonfeeding you everything.
There's a lot of humor in the story, some of it so dry that it's "blink and you miss it. Harte is sleeping around on her husband. Stephen loses his napkin and dives below the table to get it: He beheld four and twenty legs Colonel Pitt's gleaming military boot lay pressed upon Mrs Harte's right foot, and upon her left -- quite a distance from the right -- reposed Jack's scarcely less massive buckled shoe.
Course followed course But in time Mrs Harte rose and walked, limping slightly, into the drawing room. In a New York Times book review, Richard Snow called this series the best historical novels ever written.
O'Brian reminds us with subtle artistry of the most important of all historical lessons: that times change but people don't, that the griefs and follies and victories of the men and women who were here before us are in fact the maps of our own lives.
And then I broke all my rules, and our budget, and bought the just-published 16th in hardcover. It's some of the best money I've ever spent.
In case I haven't been clear: I love these books, all 20 volumes. Each is a chapter in a single, flowing narrative. The first 13 are, in my opinion, without parallel: Lots of reviewers have compared O'Brian to his fellow naval novelist C. Forester, but that's nonsense.
This is Jane Austen on a ship of war, with the humanity, joy and pathos of Shakespeare — and brilliantly written. I have read them perhaps 20 times. I will read them many more. A native of Yorkshire, England, Nicola Griffith was a self-defense instructor until a multiple sclerosis diagnosis led her to a career in writing.
Her most recent novel is Hild.
Courtesy of Farrar, Straus and Giroux hide caption. The shining center of these books is the friendship between Jack and Stephen. They are opposites: Jack is a fool on land but brilliant at sea; Stephen is an idiot child at sea, while on land he is a subtle and dangerous spy, natural scientist and polyglot.
But they both love music — and, at one point, the same woman, which comes very close to breaking their friendship.
I can't wait to introduce others to Patrick O'Brian's erudition, perfect balance of exuberance and restraint, and unerring eye for the exact word and the comic detail. I delight in the thought of you experiencing O'Brian's gifts for the first time — above all, his ability to delineate changes in the friendship between two men with the same authority with which he handles volatile politics in South America or a brutal cutlass fight. In these books every reader who loves fiction both intellectually and viscerally will find something to treasure — and every writer something to envy.
They will sweep you away and return you delighted, increased and stunned. If the phrase "Napoleonic war fiction" fills you with anticipation, then you don't need me to convince you to read O'Brian. But for the rest of you, my fellow Horatio Hornblower-haters: Ignore the jacket copy on Master and Commander. Forget it. And please, just trust me. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player.