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The Complete Aubrey/Maturin Novels by Patrick O'Brian
  

The Complete Aubrey/Maturin Novels

Historical Fiction   Action Adventure / Spy   

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Sumptuous boxed gift edition containing all 21 novels in the Aubrey/Maturin series. These five omnibus volumes, beautifully produced and boxed, contain 7,000 pages of what has often been described as a single, continuous narrative. They are a perfect tribute for such a literary achievement, and a perfect gift for the O'Brian enthusiast.

If you like Patrick O'Brian you might also like to read books by Bernard Cornwell, C S Forester and Peter Smalley.

Synopsis

The Complete Aubrey/Maturin Novels by Patrick O'Brian

Patrick O'Brian's twenty-one-volume Aubrey/Maturin series of nautical adventures set during the Napoleonic War has delighted generations of devoted fans, inspired a blockbuster film, and sold millions of copies in twenty-four languages.

Reviews

'Patrick O'Brian is one of the most compelling and brilliant novelists of his time with a huge and dedicated band of admirers in all manner of places. Beyond his superbly elegant writing, wit and originality, he showed an understanding of the nature of a floating world at the mercy of the wind and the sea which has never been surpassed'
Max Hastings

'Any contemporary novelist should recognize in Patrick O'Brian a Master of the Art.'
Sunday Telegraph

'The best historical novels ever written'
New York Times Book Review

About the Author

Patrick O'Brian, until his death in 2000, was one of our greatest contemporary novelists. He is the author of the acclaimed Aubrey-Maturin tales and the biographer of Joseph Banks and Picasso. He is the author of many other books including Testimonies, and his Collected Short Stories. In 1995 he was the first recipient of the Heywood Hill Prize for a lifetime's contribution to literature. In the same year he was awarded the CBE. In 1997 he received an honorary doctorate of letters from Trinity College, Dublin. He lived for many years in South West France and he died in Dublin in January 2000.

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Book Info

Publication date

20th October 2016

Author

Patrick O'Brian

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Author's Website

www.harpercollins.co.uk/cr-...

Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Hardback
Contains 5 Paperbacks and 5 Hardbacks
2999 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
Action Adventure / Spy

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780008189280

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