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by Patrick O'Brian

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ISBN:
0006512119
Author:
Patrick O'Brian
Category:
Action & Adventure
Language:
English
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (September 20, 1999)
Pages:
336 pages
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Rating:
4.8
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The Aubrey–Maturin series is a sequence of nautical historical novels-20 completed and one unfinished-by Patrick O'Brian, set during the Napoleonic Wars and centering on the friendship between Captain Jack Aubrey of the Royal Navy and his ship&a.

The Aubrey–Maturin series is a sequence of nautical historical novels-20 completed and one unfinished-by Patrick O'Brian, set during the Napoleonic Wars and centering on the friendship between Captain Jack Aubrey of the Royal Navy and his ship's surgeon Stephen Maturin, a physician, natural philosopher, and intelligence agent. The first novel, Master and Commander, was published in 1969 and the last finished novel in 1999.

Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written. To commemorate the 40th anniversary of their beginning, with Master and Commander, these evocative stories are being re-issued in paperback with smart new livery. O’Brian is far and away the best of the Napoleonic storytellers and The Hundred Days is one of the best of the series: a classic naval adventure, crammed with incident, superbly plotted and utterly grippin. his is O’Brian at his brilliant, entertaining best and when he is on this form the rest of us who write of the Napoleonic conflict might. as well give up and try a new career.

These five omnibus volumes, beautifully produced and boxed, contain. The Truelove (Aubrey & Maturin

The Hundred Days book. Patrick O'Brian, The Hundred Days. When Captain Aubrey and Dr. Maturin discuss prize money, it is relevant to the plot, but also interesting and detailed.

The Hundred Days book. One more full novel to go in this series and two surprising deaths. This, the 19th novel was published in 1998, 29 years after the first book in the series ("Patriotism, promotion, and prize-money have been described as the three masts of the Royal Navy.

Patrick O'Brian's acclaimed Aubrey/Maturin series of historical novels has been described as "a masterpiece" . The Far Side of the World, the tenth book in the series, was adapted into a 2003 film directed by Peter Weir and starring Russell Crowe and Paul Bettany

The Far Side of the World, the tenth book in the series, was adapted into a 2003 film directed by Peter Weir and starring Russell Crowe and Paul Bettany. The film was nominated for ten Oscars, including Best Picture.

Patrick o'brian series: Aubrey-Maturin. The novel′s stirring action follows on from that of The Hundred Days

Patrick o'brian series: Aubrey-Maturin. Book 20 - Blue At The Mizzen. The novel′s stirring action follows on from that of The Hundred Days. He and Maturin have - at last - set sail on their much postponed mission to Chile.

Book 19) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)", Patrick O'Brian. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "The Hundred Days (Vol. Book 19) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. Napoleon, escaped from Elba, pursues his enemies across Europe like a vengeful phoenix.

Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written. To commemorate the 40th anniversary of their beginning, with Master and Commander, these evocative stories are being re-issued in paperback with smart new livery. This is the nineteenth book in the series. Following the extraordinary success of The Yellow Admiral, this latest Aubrey-Maturin novel brings alive the sights and sounds of North Africa as well as the great naval battles in the days immediately following Napoleon's escape from Elba. Aubrey and Maturin are in the thick of the plots and counterplots to prevent his regaining power. Coloured by conspiracies in the Adriatic, in the Berber and Arab lands of the southern shores of the Mediterranean, by night actions, fierce pursuits, slave-trading and lion hunts, The Hundred Days is a masterpiece. 'O'Brian is far and away the best of the Napoleonic storytellers and The Hundred Days is one of the best of the series: a classic naval adventure, crammed with incident, superbly plotted and utterly gripping...This is O'Brian at his brilliant, entertaining best and when he is on this form the rest of us who write of the Napoleonic conflict might as well give up and try a new career. Fans of the series will need no encouragement to buy this book, but if you are new to Aubrey and Maturin then this is as splendid an introduction as you could wish for.' Bernard Cornwell
  • watching to future
If you like historical novels, this series is almost impossible to beat. O'Brien is meticulous in his research about the Napoleanic Wars, and shipboard life in the British Navy during that period around the turn of the 19th. Century. Plus his descriptions of naval battles and ship maneuvers are rich in detail and description. All are based upon records of actual battles as described in Captains' Logs and crew memorirs at the U.K. National Naval Archives. His character development is incomparable, and their respective personal interests in music, natural history, science (astral navigation for one) add a depth to the texture of the series that prevent them from becoming monotonous. I have the entire series, and I enjoy rereading them every three years or so. That's unusual. I hardly ever reread fictional works. It's impossible for me to rate his work with less than 5 Stars, both as a series and each book ax a standalone read. A personal all time favorite!
  • Rainbearer
Every Patrick O'Brien novel - especially all of the Aubrey Maturin series - should be required reading for anyone who loves a great story with compelling characters, adventure, suspense and just the slightest touch of romance. Add to that that they are steeped in actual history - based on the logbooks of the RN captains who sailed in the era about which he writes - these are history lessons in the most entertaining form imaginable. Highest recommendation i could possibly give.
  • Snowseeker
Spoiler alert....don't read my review if you haven't already read the book!
Having said that, this book was the "least necessary" of the series so far. I have not yet read 20 or 21. There are some really interesting opportunities for character development and action...all glossed over. The losses of Diana and Bonden are almost ignored. Some reviewers chalk this up to O'Brian's stoic way of handling death...maybe true...but as a reader it seemed incomplete. Nature, Diana, Ireland and Medicine drive Steven (in that order, I think). Suddenly Diana is gone with about a paragraph devoted to her. So many opportunities for his reflections and sense of loss. It's certainly there...if you dig...but just barely. Same with Bonden. In a flash he's gone...with one sentence devoted to him later on.

As for the plot...opportunities wasted. The struggle to bring the Surprise home after the storm and collision? Perhaps some better descriptions of the ship yard burnings? How 'bout some detail on the deal Steven cut to initiate the shipyard burnings. Instead we get a trip the see the Dey...which is meaningless since they seem to be killed every two weeks. I love the series...but this seemed a bit like filler. It's not difficult reading...but in the end you ask yourself "why was I here?".
  • Nalmergas
A great, great author and a classic 1800's British Naval sea tale that takes you from modern day to the 1800s period flawlessly. If you're ignorant of the reason why the English Empire dominated the seas in the 1700's and 1800's, here's a great place to learn the answer.
  • Kriau
I just finished the series, actually. Not going to write a review on every last one, so this will have to cover them all.
I am glad I stumbled onto these. The lot of them carried me through the winter nights this year. While I didn't get much else done, no regrets.
Very richly written, very detailed, great characters, great stories.
You can't help but keep rolling from one novel to the next.
I'm sure there were places where O'Brian wore a bit thin, maybe too much time spent on minor details, but they were brief periods, at worst.
If you are a fan of the Genre (And obviously there are many, judging from the selection), you have to read through this series. Either this, or the Hornblower books, are what all the others should be judged by.
  • Prorahun
Another superb tale of Aubrey and Maturin and a complex world of astounding historical detail, accuracy and emotional accuracy. Utterly without peer as an historical novel.
  • Biaemi
The item shipped to me was not the item shown. I have the entire collection of these books in the larger format, with a composition image on the book backs. This one would have completed my collection, as the one pictured, and instead, it's from a different, smaller edition of the same series, not matching the 21 others I already own.
Once again a mastery of early British Naval tradition by Patrick O'Brian. The descriptions and technical astuteness brings the reader directly onto the quarterdeck of the Surprise. If you are a fan of this series you will continue to find the same level of intense action with subtle undertones of Dr. Maturin's growing affections.