Order of Patrick O’Brian Books
Patrick O’Brian is the nom de plume of English novelist Richard Patrick Russ (1914-2000). O’Brian is best known for his Jack Aubrey/Stephen Maturin series that spanned 21 novels and was adapted into the motion picture Master and Commander. Besides the Aubrey/Maturin books, he also wrote a few standalone novels and short story collections.
O’Brian began his literary career with Caesar in 1930 (when he was merely 16). The book led him to be labelled by critics as the boy-Thoreau, as a reference to American author Henry David Thoreau. Below is a list of Patrick O’Brian’s novels in order of when they were originally published:
Publication Order of Aubrey/Maturin Books
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
|Hussein, An Entertainment||(1938)|
|The Road to Samarcand||(1954)|
|The Golden Ocean||(1956)|
|The Unknown Shore||(1959)|
Notes: Clarissa Oakes was published as The Truelove in the USA. The Final Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey was published as 21 in the United States. Testimonies was published as Three Bear Witness in the UK. The Catalans was published as The Frozen Flame in the United Kingdom.