Post Captain (Aubrey/Maturin Book 2)
"Master and Commander raised almost dangerously high expectations, Post Captain triumphantly surpasses them...a brilliant book."—Mary Renault"We've beat them before and we'll beat them again." In 1803 Napoleon smashes the Peace of Amiens, and Captain Jack Aubrey, R. N., taking refuge in France... show more
"Master and Commander raised almost dangerously high expectations, Post Captain triumphantly surpasses them...a brilliant book."—Mary Renault"We've beat them before and we'll beat them again." In 1803 Napoleon smashes the Peace of Amiens, and Captain Jack Aubrey, R. N., taking refuge in France from his creditors, is interned. He escapes from France, from debtor's Prison, from a possible mutiny, and pursues his quarry straight into the mouth of a French-held harbor.
Publish date: August 17th 1990
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 528
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
Series: Aubrey & Maturin (#2)
This is a lot of fun, literary historical fiction with a dose of action. I read the first book a few years back and enjoyed it, though I struggled with the morass of seafaring terms. Either this book reduces them or I’d just gotten used to not understanding every word. This book broadens the world o...
Oh wonderful. Thought the start a little slow, but once we were back at sea I was happy. Felt rather sad to get to the end, especially as it ended somewhat abruptly.
I'm a little torn on whether to give this three or four stars. I was bored with the portion of the story that took place on land, and the romancing of the ladies. Let's face it. The reason to read the Aubrey-Maturin series is for the bromance. There were great scenes between the two in this book...
I loved this book even more than the first one. Somewhere on this site I read in one review that action is more abrupt in the first book and harder to follow, or something to this effect and I think I agree.I mean, maybe it is possible that I just got used to O'Brien's style, but this book is so muc...
Dancing bears and loons that fancy themselves teapots? No, number two in the series is not a typical Aubrey/Maturin adventure, yet it is perhaps better than the first!While book one, Master & Commander, was about war and friendship, the second book, Post Captain enters the love arena, and friendship...