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Patrick O'Brian (1914–2000)

Autor(a) de Master and Commander

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About the Author

Patrick O'Brian is the author of twenty volumes in the highly respected Aubrey/Maturin series of novels. (Publisher Provided) Patrick O'Brien was born in Ireland in 1914. His education included the Sorbonne. O'Brian has produced a variety of works, including biographies of Picasso and Sir Joseph mostrar mais Banks and translations of the novels and memoirs of Simone de Beauvoir, but he is best known for the creation of an unlikely pair of Napoleonic War-era heroes in the Aubrey-Maturin Series. British naval officer Jack Aubrey and Irish scholar and physician Stephen Maturin have been featured in more than a novels published in Great Britain (five of which have also appeared in America). He died on January 2, 2000. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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(eng) The principal author here is Patrick O'Brian famous for the Aubrey-Maturin novels.  The birth name of this author was Richard Patrick Russ. He changed his name by deed poll in August 1945 to Patrick O'Brian, under which name his books were published.


Obras por Patrick O'Brian

Master and Commander (1969) — Autor — 9,330 exemplares
Post Captain (1972) 4,805 exemplares
H.M.S. Surprise (1973) 4,181 exemplares
The Mauritius Command (1977) 3,658 exemplares
The Far Side of the World (1984) 3,494 exemplares
Desolation Island (1978) 3,369 exemplares
The Fortune of War (1979) 3,108 exemplares
The Surgeon's Mate (1980) 2,937 exemplares
The Ionian Mission (1981) 2,790 exemplares
Treason's Harbour (1983) 2,694 exemplares
The Reverse of the Medal (1986) 2,534 exemplares
The Wine-Dark Sea (1994) 2,495 exemplares
The Commodore (1994) — Autor — 2,486 exemplares
The Letter of Marque (1988) 2,477 exemplares
Blue at the Mizzen (1999) 2,436 exemplares
The Hundred Days (1998) 2,413 exemplares
The Thirteen-Gun Salute (1989) 2,412 exemplares
The Nutmeg of Consolation (1991) 2,401 exemplares
The Yellow Admiral (1996) — Autor — 2,357 exemplares
Clarissa Oakes (1992) 2,355 exemplares
The Golden Ocean (1956) 788 exemplares
The Unknown Shore (1995) 724 exemplares
The complete Aubrey/Maturin novels (1970) 557 exemplares
Men-of-War: Life in Nelson's Navy (1974) 454 exemplares
Joseph Banks: A Life (1987) 306 exemplares
Testimonies (1952) 212 exemplares
The Rendezvous and Other Stories (1994) 165 exemplares
Picasso: A Biography (1976) 155 exemplares
The Catalans: A Novel (1953) 112 exemplares
Richard Temple: A Novel (2005) 96 exemplares
Hussein: An Entertainment (1999) 94 exemplares
A Book of Voyages (2013) — Editor — 67 exemplares
Collected Short Stories (1994) 65 exemplares
Master and Commander [abridged] (2004) 14 exemplares
William Christenberry 13 exemplares
The Mauritius Command [abridged] (1999) — Autor — 10 exemplares
Treason's Harbour [abridged] (1998) 9 exemplares
Fregattkapten (2000) 8 exemplares
Strandsatt (1999) 8 exemplares
Desolation Island [abridged] (1997) 7 exemplares
Desolation Island [abridged] (1999) 6 exemplares
BOTTINO DI GUERRA 2 exemplares
Contra viento y marea (2012) 2 exemplares
The Commodore [author unknown] (2022) 2 exemplares
Testimonies 1 exemplar
Purpurové moře (2023) 1 exemplar
La citadelle de la Baltique (1999) 1 exemplar
Rüzgarin Süvarisi (2016) 1 exemplar
César, el panda leopardo (2009) 1 exemplar
Men-of-War (2019) 1 exemplar
Los Cien DAs 1 exemplar
Misin en Jonia 1 exemplar
Clarissa Oakesová (2022) 1 exemplar
ODVRÁCENÁ STRANA SVĚTA (2017) 1 exemplar
Three bear witness 1 exemplar
A Life Revealed 1 exemplar
Whispers 1 exemplar
Patrick O'Brian gift set (1997) 1 exemplar
Six Days (2004) 1 exemplar
Kapitan (1999) 1 exemplar
Port zdrady (2010) 1 exemplar
Wojenne losy (2006) 1 exemplar
Mat lekarza pokladowego (2007) 1 exemplar
Rub medaile (2018) 1 exemplar
Salwa honorowa (2015) 1 exemplar
Jonska misja (2009) 1 exemplar
O butim da guerra 1 exemplar
Pozdravná salva (2020) 1 exemplar
Reaper (2002) 1 exemplar
Fra seilernes øy (2019) 1 exemplar
MUŠKÁT ÚTĚCHY 1 exemplar
The Commodore [abridged] (2000) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Papillon (1969) — Tradutor, algumas edições3,876 exemplares
The Woman Destroyed (1967) — Tradutor, algumas edições1,526 exemplares
A Very Easy Death (1964) — Tradutor, algumas edições1,064 exemplares
Banco: The Further Adventures of Papillion (1972) — Tradutor, algumas edições642 exemplares
The Coming of Age (1960) — Tradutor, algumas edições485 exemplares
Daily Life of the Aztecs (1961) — Tradutor, algumas edições438 exemplares
Daily Life in the Time of Jesus (1961) — Tradutor, algumas edições431 exemplares
Lobscouse and Spotted Dog (1997) — Prefácio, algumas edições393 exemplares
All Said and Done (1972) — Tradutor, algumas edições386 exemplares
Murder & Other Acts of Literature (1997) — Contribuidor — 148 exemplares
Patrick O'Brian: Critical Essays and a Bibliography (1994) — Contribuidor — 95 exemplares
Rough Water: Stories of Survival from the Sea (1998) — Contribuidor — 88 exemplares
Simone de Beauvoir, a life of freedom (1981) — Tradutor, algumas edições35 exemplares
High Seas: Stories of Battle and Adventure From the Age of Sail (2002) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
The Quicksand War: Prelude to Vietnam (1963) — Tradutor, algumas edições18 exemplares
A Feast of Stories (1996) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Van Der Valk, Series 1-5 [1972-1992] — Screenwriter — 7 exemplares
Short Stories: The Thoroughly Modern Collection (2008) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Thrilling Stories from the Past for Boys (1970) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
YOUNG WINTER'S TALES 4. (1973) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
O'Brian, Patrick
Nome legal
Russ, Richard Patrick (birth)
O'Brian, Patrick (changed 1945)
Outros nomes
Russ, Patrick
Russ, R. P.
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Localização do túmulo
Nouveau Cimetière de Collioure, Collioure, Departement des Pyrénées-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
País (no mapa)
England, UK
Local de nascimento
Chalfont St. Peter, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Dublin, Ireland
Causa da morte
heart attack
Locais de residência
Chalfont St. Peter, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Collioure, France
Cwm Croesor, Wales, UK
Jones, Elizabeth (first wife)
Tolstoy, Mary (second wife)
Tolstoy, Nikolai (stepson)
Prémios e menções honrosas
The Heywood Hill Literary Prize (1995)
Commander, Order of the British Empire (1997)
Honorary Doctorate of Letters, Trinity College Dublin (1997)

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Patrick O'Brian was known for being a prolific English novelist, biographer, and translator. He was best known for his Aubrey-Maturin novels set in the period of the Napoleonic Wars. The novels centered on the characters of Jack Aubrey, an officer in the Royal Navy, and his friend the physician, natural philosopher and intelligence agent Stephen Maturin. Meticulously researched, this twenty-volume series garnered enthusiastic critical reviews and a wide and fervent readership. The 21st unfinished novel of this series was published posthumously. After having an American publisher, he received notoriety, selling millions of books. Born Richard Patrick Russ, he published two books and several short stories under his birthname before changing his name after World War II. In 1949 he and his second wife moved to France. In addition, O'Brian authored biographies of Pablo Picasso and Sir Joseph Banks. His translations from French into English included Henri Charrière's "Papillion," Jean LaCouture's biography "Charles De Gaulle," and works of Simone de Beauvoir. In 1995 at age 80, he received his first award, the Heywood Hill Literary Prize for his lifetime literary contributions. In 1997 he received the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire and an honorary doctorate degree from Trinity College.
Nota de desambiguação
The principal author here is Patrick O'Brian famous for the Aubrey-Maturin novels.  The birth name of this author was Richard Patrick Russ. He changed his name by deed poll in August 1945 to Patrick O'Brian, under which name his books were published.



Ampersand Studio - Master and Commander em Fine Press Forum (Outubro 2023)
Phantom duplicate ISBN em Bug Collectors (Junho 2021)
New pair of Aubrey - Maturin due em Folio Society Devotees (Agosto 2011)
***Group Read: H.M.S. Surprise by Patrick O'Brian em 75 Books Challenge for 2011 (Abril 2011)
Folio Society Aubrey/Maturin Series em HMS Surprise (Julho 2010)


Just a bit slow because too much on land rather than sea.
Abcdarian | May 18, 2024 |
Clarissa Oakes, polizón a bordo
Patrick O’Brian
Publicado: 1992 | 251 páginas
Novela Aventuras Bélico
Serie: Aubrey y Maturin #15

A bordo de la más mítica de las embarcaciones que ha dado la literatura moderna, la "Surprise", Aubrey y Maturin abandonan las costas australianas en un momento en que la guerra entre británicos y franceses se ha suspendido. Sin embargo, eso no significa que haya llegado la paz, y los servicios secretos aprovechas la relativa calma para recabar la mayor información posible. Por su parte, Jack Aubrey teme por la lealtad de sus hombres cuando empieza a observar extraños comportamientos, pero sus temores no está justificados, pues lo que provoca el revuelo es la presencia de una mujer a bordo. La mejor novela sobre el funcionamiento de los servicios secretos británicos en un lugar remoto.… (mais)
libreriarofer | 21 outras críticas | May 16, 2024 |
Trece salvas de honor
Patrick O’Brian
Publicado: 1989 | 293 páginas
Novela Aventuras Bélico
Serie: Aubrey y Maturin #13

En esta novela el lector es trasladado a un escenario poco conocido de las luchas napoleónicas, el Mar de la China, y a la pugna que allí se libró entre los servicios de espionaje francés y británico. Consecuentemente, buena parte del protagonismo de la novela recae en Stephen Maturin, que nos muestra los métodos empleados para conseguir sus objetivos estratégicos (básicamente el soborno). Al mismo tiempo, el descubrimiento de una fauna poco estudiada en Europa en esa época y los avances en la cartografía de esa zona añaden a la trama un interés adicional.… (mais)
libreriarofer | 24 outras críticas | May 16, 2024 |
A solid entry into the Aubrey-Maturin series, but I confess to becoming a bit nervous that this lauded series does not appear to be the adored favourite I hoped it would be. I do occasionally find myself in the mood for a Patrick O'Brian story – its unique mix of nautical jargon, erudite dialogue, slow pace and rich characterisation – and such is the weight of sail that the author lays down that, even when I am not in the mood, I can be made so.

Such was the case with The Mauritius Command, the least of the four Aubrey-Maturin books I have read so far. It dragged heavily in parts, particularly (and almost fatally) in its first half, and did not make up for it with any apparent purpose in its plot. Hewing strongly to the coastline of historical fact is part of O'Brian's appeal, but Mauritius took as its bill a real nautical campaign and stayed very close to it, with all the obvious problems that causes for the pace of the story and the space for the characters to breathe in.

That O'Brian does still entertain within these parameters, particularly towards the end, is to his credit, but there's so much warm-up for so little race. A sense of jeopardy is missing, even when the British squadron Captain Aubrey is commanding is fighting against the odds, and the book's battles on both sea and land fail to truly excite. They have their moments, and the book is very well-written, but The Mauritius Command occasionally seems to be struggling under the weight of itself. I've grown fond enough of the Aubrey-Maturin series to not only persevere, but to savour the books when I do find myself in the mood for them, but I wouldn't recommend this instalment for those more casual readers who just want a taste of salt and spray.
… (mais)
MikeFutcher | 47 outras críticas | May 7, 2024 |



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