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 […]


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.