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Master and Commander

(1970)
(The first book in the Aubrey / Maturin series)
A novel by

 
 
Master and Commander is the first of Patrick O'Brian's now famous Aubrey/Maturin novels, regarded by many as the greatest series of historical novels ever written. It establishes the friendship between Captain Jack Aubrey RN and Stephen Maturin, who becomes his secretive ship's surgeon and an intelligence agent. It contains all the action and excitement which could possibly be hoped for in a historical novel, but it also displays the qualities which have put O'Brian far ahead of any of his competitors: his depiction of the detail of life aboard a Nelsonic man-of-war, of weapons, food, conversation and ambience, of the landscape and of the sea. O'Brian's portrayal of each of these is faultless and the sense of period throughout is acute. His power of characterisation is above all masterly. This brilliant historical novel marked the debut of a writer who grew into one of our greatest novelists ever, the author of what Alan Judd, writing in the Sunday Times, has described as 'the most significant extended story since Anthony Powell's A Dance to the Music of Time'.

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Hardback Editions

October 2003 : UK Hardback

Title: Master and Commander
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0-00-716608-7 / 978-0-00-716608-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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November 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: Master and Commander
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0-7862-1932-7 / 978-0-7862-1932-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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November 1999 : UK Hardback
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Title: Master and Commander (Windsor Selections)
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0-7540-1334-0 / 978-0-7540-1334-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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January 1998 : UK Hardback
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Title: Master and Commander
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0-00-221526-8 / 978-0-00-221526-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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November 1994 : USA Hardback
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Title: Master and Commander (Vol. Book 1) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0-393-03701-0 / 978-0-393-03701-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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Paperback Editions

February 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Master and Commander (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)
Author(s): Patrick O'brian
ISBN: 0-393-33931-9 / 978-0-393-33931-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Co.
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June 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Master and Commander
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0-00-725583-7 / 978-0-00-725583-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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2007 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Aubrey Maturin novels 1: Master and Commander
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0-00-782549-8 / 978-0-00-782549-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harperperennial
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October 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Master and Commander
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0-393-32517-2 / 978-0-393-32517-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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October 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Master and Commander
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0-00-715786-X / 978-0-00-715786-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Master and Commander
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0-641-63910-4 / 978-0-641-63910-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton
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2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Master & Commander
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0-00-776748-X / 978-0-00-776748-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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October 1996 : UK Paperback
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Title: Master and Commander
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0-00-649915-5 / 978-0-00-649915-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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June 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: Master and Commander (Paragon Softcover Large Print Books)
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0-7540-2248-X / 978-0-7540-2248-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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1970 : UK Paperback
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Title: Master & Commander
Author(s): O Brian Patrick
ISBN: 0-00-778752-9 / 978-0-00-778752-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Collins
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1996 : UK Paperback
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Title: MASTER & COMMANDER.
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0-00-651474-X / 978-0-00-651474-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: P/B
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August 1990 : USA Paperback
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Title: Master and Commander
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0-393-30705-0 / 978-0-393-30705-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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1986 : UK Paperback
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Title: Master and Commander
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0-00-616626-1 / 978-0-00-616626-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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1976 : UK Paperback
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Title: Master and Commander
Author(s): O'Brian Patrick
ISBN: 0-00-614182-X / 978-0-00-614182-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fontana
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May 1972 : UK Paperback
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Title: Master and Commander
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0-00-612913-7 / 978-0-00-612913-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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Audio Editions

August 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Master and Commander (Aubrey-Maturin series, Book 1)
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 1-4829-5510-5 / 978-1-4829-5510-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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January 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Master and Commander: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 1
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: Audible Studios
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January 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Master and Commander: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 1
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: Audible Studios
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June 2005 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Master and Commander: Aubrey-Maturin, Book 1
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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June 2005 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Master and Commander: Aubrey-Maturin, Book 1
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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January 2005 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Master and Commander
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 1-84283-260-3 / 978-1-84283-260-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Ltd
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March 2004 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Master and Commander (Aubrey-Maturin)
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0-7861-2763-5 / 978-0-7861-2763-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc.
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March 2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Master And Commander (& read by Robert Hardy)
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0-7393-1565-X / 978-0-7393-1565-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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January 2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Master and Commander (Aubrey-Maturin series, Book 1)
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0-7861-8629-1 / 978-0-7861-8629-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2004 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Master and Commander: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 1
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2004 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Master and Commander: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 1
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: Recorded Books
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January 2004 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Master And Commander: Library Edition (Aubrey-Maturin)
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0-7861-2669-8 / 978-0-7861-2669-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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January 2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Master and Commander (Aubrey-Maturin series, Book 1)(Library Edition) (Aubrey-Maturin (Audio))
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0-7861-8837-5 / 978-0-7861-8837-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2004 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Master and Commander (Aubrey-Maturin series, Book 1) (Aubrey-Maturin (Audio))
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0-7861-8713-1 / 978-0-7861-8713-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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October 2003 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Master and Commander
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0-00-105329-9 / 978-0-00-105329-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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October 2003 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Master and Commander
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0-00-716085-2 / 978-0-00-716085-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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October 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Master and Commander
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0-7366-9863-9 / 978-0-7366-9863-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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May 2003 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Master and Commander
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0-00-716084-4 / 978-0-00-716084-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


2003 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Master and Commander
Author(s): Patrick O' Brian
ISBN: 0-7366-9862-0 / 978-0-7366-9862-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books On Tape
Availability: Amazon   


June 2002 : UK Audio CD

Title: Master and Commander
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 1-84283-310-3 / 978-1-84283-310-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Ltd
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October 2000 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Master and Commander
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0-7366-5713-4 / 978-0-7366-5713-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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September 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Master and Commander
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 1-4025-0220-6 / 978-1-4025-0220-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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September 2001 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Master and Commander
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian, Patrick Tull
ISBN: 1-55690-629-3 / 978-1-55690-629-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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August 1998 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Master and Commander (Aubrey-Maturin)
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0-375-40522-4 / 978-0-375-40522-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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June 1995 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Master and Commander
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 1-86051-003-5 / 978-1-86051-003-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bespoke Audio
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October 1992 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Master and Commander: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 1-85089-877-4 / 978-1-85089-877-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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May 1992 : Audio Cassette

Title: Master and Commander
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 5554950418 / 978-5554950414
Publisher: Books on Tape
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1992 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Master and Commander (The Aubrey/Maturin series, Book 1)
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0-7887-7201-5 / 978-0-7887-7201-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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1992 : USA MP3 CD

Title: Master and Commander
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0-7366-7798-4 / 978-0-7366-7798-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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1991 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Master and Commander
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 1-4025-2608-3 / 978-1-4025-2608-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Borders Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

December 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Master and Commander (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 1) (Aubrey & Maturin series)
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 1990 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Master and Commander (Vol. Book 1) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon