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Patrick O'Brian (1914–2000)

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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 näytä lisää 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) näytä vähemmän

(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.


Tekijän teokset

Kuninkaan mies (1969) — Tekijä — 9,326 kappaletta
Komentajakapteeni (1972) 4,804 kappaletta
Yllätysten laiva (1973) 4,179 kappaletta
Tehtävä Mauritiuksella (1977) 3,661 kappaletta
The Far Side of the World (1984) 3,492 kappaletta
Lohduttomuuden saari (1978) 3,369 kappaletta
Fregattien taistelu (1979) 3,107 kappaletta
The Surgeon's Mate (1980) 2,938 kappaletta
The Ionian Mission (1981) 2,789 kappaletta
Treason's Harbour (1983) 2,693 kappaletta
The Reverse of the Medal (1986) 2,532 kappaletta
The Wine-Dark Sea (1994) 2,494 kappaletta
The Commodore (1994) — Tekijä — 2,485 kappaletta
The Letter of Marque (1988) 2,476 kappaletta
Blue at the Mizzen (1999) 2,435 kappaletta
The Hundred Days (1998) 2,412 kappaletta
The Thirteen-Gun Salute (1989) 2,411 kappaletta
The Nutmeg of Consolation (1991) 2,400 kappaletta
The Yellow Admiral (1996) — Tekijä — 2,356 kappaletta
Clarissa Oakes (1992) 2,354 kappaletta
The Golden Ocean (1956) 788 kappaletta
The Unknown Shore (1995) 724 kappaletta
The complete Aubrey/Maturin novels (1970) 557 kappaletta
Men-of-War: Life in Nelson's Navy (1974) 454 kappaletta
Joseph Banks: A Life (1987) 306 kappaletta
Testimonies (1952) 212 kappaletta
The Rendezvous and Other Stories (1994) 165 kappaletta
Picasso: A Biography (1976) 155 kappaletta
The Catalans: A Novel (1953) 112 kappaletta
Richard Temple: A Novel (2005) 96 kappaletta
Hussein: An Entertainment (1999) 94 kappaletta
A Book of Voyages (2013) — Toimittaja — 67 kappaletta
Collected Short Stories (1994) 65 kappaletta
Master and Commander [abridged] (2004) 14 kappaletta
William Christenberry 13 kappaletta
The Mauritius Command [abridged] (1999) — Tekijä — 10 kappaletta
Treason's Harbour [abridged] (1998) 9 kappaletta
Fregattkapten (2000) 8 kappaletta
Strandsatt (1999) 8 kappaletta
Desolation Island [abridged] (1997) 7 kappaletta
Desolation Island [abridged] (1999) 6 kappaletta
BOTTINO DI GUERRA 2 kappaletta
Contra viento y marea (2012) 2 kappaletta
The Commodore [author unknown] (2022) 2 kappaletta
Testimonies 1 kappale
Purpurové moře (2023) 1 kappale
La citadelle de la Baltique (1999) 1 kappale
Rüzgarin Süvarisi (2016) 1 kappale
César, el panda leopardo (2009) 1 kappale
Men-of-War (2019) 1 kappale
Los Cien DAs 1 kappale
Misin en Jonia 1 kappale
Clarissa Oakesová (2022) 1 kappale
A Life Revealed 1 kappale
Whispers 1 kappale
Patrick O'Brian gift set (1997) 1 kappale
Six Days (2004) 1 kappale
Kapitan (1999) 1 kappale
Port zdrady (2010) 1 kappale
Wojenne losy (2006) 1 kappale
Mat lekarza pokladowego (2007) 1 kappale
Rub medaile (2018) 1 kappale
Salwa honorowa (2015) 1 kappale
Jonska misja (2009) 1 kappale
Pozdravná salva (2020) 1 kappale
Reaper (2002) 1 kappale
Fra seilernes øy (2019) 1 kappale
The Commodore [abridged] (2000) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Vanki nimeltä Papillon (1969) — Kääntäjä, eräät painokset3,885 kappaletta
Murtunut nainen (1967) — Kääntäjä, eräät painokset1,526 kappaletta
Lempeä kuolema (1964) — Kääntäjä, eräät painokset1,064 kappaletta
Banco! : kaikki pelissä (1972) — Kääntäjä, eräät painokset642 kappaletta
Vanhuus (1960) — Kääntäjä, eräät painokset485 kappaletta
Sellaista oli atsteekkien elämä espanjalaisvalloituksen aattona (1961) — Kääntäjä, eräät painokset438 kappaletta
Sellaista oli elämä Jeesuksen ajan Palestiinassa (1961) — Kääntäjä, eräät painokset431 kappaletta
Lobscouse and Spotted Dog (1997) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset393 kappaletta
Asioiden laita (1972) — Kääntäjä, eräät painokset386 kappaletta
Murder & Other Acts of Literature (1997) — Avustaja — 148 kappaletta
Patrick O'Brian: Critical Essays and a Bibliography (1994) — Avustaja — 95 kappaletta
Rough Water: Stories of Survival from the Sea (1998) — Avustaja — 88 kappaletta
Simone de Beauvoir, a life of freedom (1981) — Kääntäjä, eräät painokset35 kappaletta
The Quicksand War: Prelude to Vietnam (1963) — Kääntäjä, eräät painokset18 kappaletta
A Feast of Stories (1996) — Avustaja — 15 kappaletta
Van Der Valk, Series 1-5 [1972-1992] — Screenwriter — 7 kappaletta
Short Stories: The Thoroughly Modern Collection (2008) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
Thrilling Stories from the Past for Boys (1970) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
YOUNG WINTER'S TALES 4. (1973) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta

Merkitty avainsanalla


Kanoninen nimi
O'Brian, Patrick
Virallinen nimi
Russ, Richard Patrick (birth)
O'Brian, Patrick (changed 1945)
Muut nimet
Russ, Patrick
Russ, R. P.
Nouveau Cimetière de Collioure, Collioure, Departement des Pyrénées-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Maa (karttaa varten)
England, UK
Chalfont St. Peter, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Dublin, Ireland
heart attack
Chalfont St. Peter, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Collioure, France
Cwm Croesor, Wales, UK
Jones, Elizabeth (first wife)
Tolstoy, Mary (second wife)
Tolstoy, Nikolai (stepson)
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
The Heywood Hill Literary Prize (1995)
Commander, Order of the British Empire (1997)
Honorary Doctorate of Letters, Trinity College Dublin (1997)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
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.
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, Fine Press Forum (lokakuuta 2023)
Phantom duplicate ISBN, Bug Collectors (kesäkuu 2021)
New pair of Aubrey - Maturin due, Folio Society Devotees (elokuu 2011)
***Group Read: H.M.S. Surprise by Patrick O'Brian, 75 Books Challenge for 2011 (huhtikuu 2011)
Folio Society Aubrey/Maturin Series, HMS Surprise (heinäkuu 2010)


Just a bit slow because too much on land rather than sea.
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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.… (lisätietoja)
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libreriarofer | 21 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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.… (lisätietoja)
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libreriarofer | 24 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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.
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MikeFutcher | 47 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 7, 2024 |



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