The Aubrey-Maturin Appreciation Society

Bid you welcome aboard the joyful Surprise, and into the wonderful world of Patrick O'Brian.

From Master & Commander through to the 21st incomplete instalment, this group is for those who have shared in the long ocean voyages, hardships, adventures, explorations, loves, lusts, friends, enemies, society balls, secret espionage, rolling broadsides, victories won, prizes taken, shipmates lost and gained, breakfast coffee and bacon, wardroom spotted dogs, and evenings of violin, cello and toasted cheese, with our heroes Jack Aubrey, Stephen Maturin, and their esteemed creator, Patrick O'Brian.

We left our friends and heroes sailing under white canvas and blue sky - as it should be.

The novels
1. Master and Commander (1969)
2. Post Captain (1972)
3. HMS Surprise (1973)
4. The Mauritius Command (1977)
5. Desolation Island (1978)
6. The Fortune of War (1979)
7. The Surgeon's Mate (1980)
8. The Ionian Mission (1981)
9. Treason's Harbour (1983)
10. The Far Side of the World (1984)
11. The Reverse of the Medal (1986)
12. The Letter of Marque (1988)
13. The Thirteen-Gun Salute (1989)
14. The Nutmeg of Consolation (1991)
15. Clarissa Oakes (1993) [The Truelove in the USA]
16. The Wine-Dark Sea (1993)
17. The Commodore (1995)
18. The Yellow Admiral (1996)
19. The Hundred Days (1998)
20. Blue at the Mizzen (1999)
21. The Final Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey (2004) [21 in the USA]

The Peter Weir film adaptation
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

Critical acclaim for the Aubrey-Maturin series

"The best historical novels ever written."—Richard Snow, The New York Times

"If Jane Austen had written rousing sea yarns, she would have produced something very close to the prose of Patrick O'Brian." —Time

"The best sea story I have ever read."—Sir Francis Chichester, on Master and Commander

"Taken as a whole, the Aubrey/Maturin novels are by a long shot the best things of their kind, so much better than the competition that comparisons long ago ceased to be relevant: they are uniquely excellent. "—Terry Teachout, New York Times Book Review

"It is as though, under Mr. O'Brian's touch, those great sea-paintings at Greenwich had stirred and come alive."—Tom Pocock, Evening Standard [London] , on Master and Commander

"In length the series is unique; in quality—and there is not a weak link in the chain—it cannot but be ranked with the best of twentieth century historical novels."—T. J. Binyon, Independent [London]

"The Aubrey/Maturin series far beyond any episodic chronicle, ebbs and flows with the timeless tide of character and the human heart." —Ken Ringle, Washington Post

All hands are bound by the terms of Facebook's code of conduct and the Royal Navy's Articles of War, which may be found here.