Master and Commander

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‘If O’Brian’s novels have become a cult, this is because they are truly addictive. . . They are, quite magnificently, adventure yarns whose superb authenticity never distracts from the sheer thrill of the action.’
Caroline Moore, Sunday Telegraph

‘The Aubrey–Maturin novels, by Patrick O’Brian, are so addictive that after I finish one I have to hide the next from myself for a little while in order to do anything else but read.’
Louise Erdrich

‘In Aubrey and Maturin, Patrick O’Brian has created two of the most enjoyable characters in twentieth-century fiction. Their relationship sustains an absorbing and thrilling sequence of naval stories, unrivalled in their complexity, full of impeccable detail and psychological insight. O’Brian switches from the intimate to the epic with equal assurance. One of the greatest authors to sail with.’
Michael Palin

‘My hero is Patrick O’Brian. It’s basically impossible to write that well.’
David Mamet

‘One of the most compelling and brilliant novelists of his time . . . Beyond his superbly elegant writing, wit and originality, Patrick O’Brian showed an understanding of the nature of a floating world at the mercy of the wind and the sea which has never been surpassed.’
Max Hastings, Evening Standard

‘I devoured Patrick O’Brian’s twenty-volume masterpiece as if it had been so many tots of Jamaica grog.’
Christopher Hitchens

‘Written with most engaging enthusiasm that can’t fail to give pleasure to anybody who enjoys historical adventure flavoured with more than a dash of realism.’
The Sunday Times

‘One of the most brilliantly sustained pieces of historical fictional writing this century.’
James Teacher, Spectator

‘Patrick O’Brian brings depth to his sea-stories with outstanding dialogue, characterisation, humour and a golden thread of romance. You don’t have to love books about naval battles to become entranced.’
Katie Fforde

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Set sail for the read of your life ...


Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written.


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. Les mer

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Set sail for the read of your life ...


Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written.


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'.

Medlemsvurdering:
Master and Commander er et litterært mesterverk. Man blir tatt med inn i seilskuteverdenens hektiske og intense liv med en historisk presisjon som ingen kan overgå. Boken inneholder mye seilterminologi, men er skrevet på en meget forklarende måte, slik at man blir effektivt introdusert til den maritime slangen uten at boken blir belærende. Selve historien omhandler Jack Aubreys første kommando, idet han overtar sluppen Sophie og skal utruste henne og føre henne over mange nervepirrende nautiske mil. Vi blir også kjent med doktoren, naturvitenskapsmannen og filosofen Stephen Maturin som i sitt gryende vennskap med Aubrey seiler inn i mange eventyr. Jeg vil anbefale denne boken på det varmeste; en bok jeg ikke har funnet noen feil ved, og som er oversatt til norsk på en mesterlig måte.

Alexander Lund

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Detaljer

Forlag
HarperCollins
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
ISBN
9780006499152
Utgivelsesår
1996
Format
20 x 13 cm
Priser
Winner of Heywood Hill Literary Prize 1995.

Om forfatteren

Patrick O'Brian, until his death in 2000, was one of our greatest contemporary novelists. He is the author of the acclaimed Aubrey-Maturin tales and the biographer of Joseph Banks and Picasso. He is the author of many other books including Testimonies, and his Collected Short Stories. In 1995 he was the first recipient of the Heywood Hill Prize for a lifetime's contribution to literature. In the same year he was awarded the CBE. In 1997 he received an honorary doctorate of letters from Trinity College, Dublin. He lived for many years in South West France and he died in Dublin in January 2000.

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«

‘If O’Brian’s novels have become a cult, this is because they are truly addictive. . . They are, quite magnificently, adventure yarns whose superb authenticity never distracts from the sheer thrill of the action.’
Caroline Moore, Sunday Telegraph

‘The Aubrey–Maturin novels, by Patrick O’Brian, are so addictive that after I finish one I have to hide the next from myself for a little while in order to do anything else but read.’
Louise Erdrich

‘In Aubrey and Maturin, Patrick O’Brian has created two of the most enjoyable characters in twentieth-century fiction. Their relationship sustains an absorbing and thrilling sequence of naval stories, unrivalled in their complexity, full of impeccable detail and psychological insight. O’Brian switches from the intimate to the epic with equal assurance. One of the greatest authors to sail with.’
Michael Palin

‘My hero is Patrick O’Brian. It’s basically impossible to write that well.’
David Mamet

‘One of the most compelling and brilliant novelists of his time . . . Beyond his superbly elegant writing, wit and originality, Patrick O’Brian showed an understanding of the nature of a floating world at the mercy of the wind and the sea which has never been surpassed.’
Max Hastings, Evening Standard

‘I devoured Patrick O’Brian’s twenty-volume masterpiece as if it had been so many tots of Jamaica grog.’
Christopher Hitchens

‘Written with most engaging enthusiasm that can’t fail to give pleasure to anybody who enjoys historical adventure flavoured with more than a dash of realism.’
The Sunday Times

‘One of the most brilliantly sustained pieces of historical fictional writing this century.’
James Teacher, Spectator

‘Patrick O’Brian brings depth to his sea-stories with outstanding dialogue, characterisation, humour and a golden thread of romance. You don’t have to love books about naval battles to become entranced.’
Katie Fforde

»

Medlemmers vurdering

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Alexander Lund – 25.12.2006

– Master and Commander er et litterært mesterverk. Man blir tatt med inn i seilskuteverdenens hektiske og intense liv med en historisk presisjon som ingen kan overgå. Boken inneholder mye seilterminologi, men er skrevet på en meget forklarende måte, slik at man blir effektivt introdusert til den maritime slangen uten at boken blir belærende. Selve historien omhandler Jack Aubreys første kommando, idet han overtar sluppen Sophie og skal utruste henne og føre henne over mange nervepirrende nautiske mil. Vi blir også kjent med doktoren, naturvitenskapsmannen og filosofen Stephen Maturin som i sitt gryende vennskap med Aubrey seiler inn i mange eventyr. Jeg vil anbefale denne boken på det varmeste; en bok jeg ikke har funnet noen feil ved, og som er oversatt til norsk på en mesterlig måte.

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Margrethe – 22.03.2006

– Dette er en helt fantastisk bok. Den handler om kaptein Lucky Jack Aubery og hans besetning. Det hele starter med at de blir angrepet av en overlegen fiende, men takket være kapteinens kalde hode kom de seg unna fienden ved nød å neppe. Skipet deres er nesten helt totalvraket, og de må reparere det på sjøen. Det tar veldig lang tid, men når skipet er ferdig reparert begynner jakten på skipet som angrep dem. Det blir en lang og farefull ferd, og med mange sterke skip mot seg, ser ikke fremtiden så lys ut..! Dette er en helt topp bok. Den er spennende, morsom og full av action. Dessuten er det med helt fantastiske beskrivelser av personer og steder. Dette er en bok som anbefales på det aller sterkeste, og som passer for alle som liker spenning! Måååå ses!

O
Onkel Oswald – 13.04.2005

– Denne boka har jeg alltid hørt som rost opp i skyene, og jeg skal love dere at det ikke er uten grunn. Det som bare to ting som er veldig dummt med boka; for det første må man ha konsentrasjonen med seg hele veien. Det funker ikke å miste konsentrasjonen mitt i ett kapittel. Da er det bare å begynne på nytt.. For det andre er det 100% sikkert at man blir hekta og blir nøtt til å gå løs på bok to, og deretter tre, og fortsette slik til alle de nesten 20 bøkene er lest. Oversettelsen er i of for seg ganske grei, men jeg anbefaler alle som er temmelig gode i engelsk å lese den på. originalspråket. Jeg mener at alle med sans for gode bøker bør lese denne! Anbefales til alle pansjonister i alle fall!

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