Order of Aubrey/Maturin Books
The Aubrey/Maturin series is a series of nautical historical novels by English novelist Patrick O’Brian. The series follows Jack Aubrey of the Royal Navy and Dr. Stephen Maturin, the ship’s surgeon. The two are great friends. The series adapts true historical events as part of the story. O’Brian has a distinct style that has led to the series receiving considerable acclaim. The Russell Crowe film Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World used adapted elements from several different novels in the series into the film.
The Aubrey/Maturin books began with Master and Commander in 1970. 20 more books would be published over the next 34 years, including one that was unfinished by the time of O’Brian’s death (21: The Final Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey). The series has the same chronological order as its publication order. Below is a list of Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey/Maturin books in order of when they were originally released:
Publication Order of Aubrey/Maturin Books
Notes: The Final Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey was published as 21 in the United States. Clarissa Oakes was published as The Truelove in the USA.
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