Wednesday, May 18

Post Captain - Patrick O'Brian (1972)

Wikipedia - "Post Captain is the second historical novel in the Aubrey–Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian, first published in 1972. It features the characters of Captain Jack Aubrey and naval surgeon Stephen Maturin in the early 19th century and is set in the Napoleonic Wars. During the brief Peace of Amiens, Aubrey and Maturin live in a country house allowing both of them to meet the women they eventually will marry. Then their life is turned upside down when Aubrey loses his money due to decisions of the prize court and a dishonest prize-agent. When the war begins afresh, Aubrey has a command, seeing action while gaining fewer prizes yet succeeding in his military goals. The emotions of his love life interfere with his ways at sea. ..."
NY Times: Patrick O'Brian's Ship Comes In
Out of his element: Patrick O’Brian’s Post Captain
The Paris Review: Patrick O’Brian, The Art of Fiction No. 142
Post Captain - The Patrick O'Brian Mapping Project

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