Patrick O Brien Books In Order

Patrick O’Brian is one of the world’s most beloved authors. His Aubrey-Maturin series has captivated readers for decades, and his novels are considered masterpieces of historical fiction. If you’re a fan of Patrick O’Brian, or if you’re just getting started with his work, then you may be wondering where to start. In this blog post, we will provide a complete list of Patrick O’Brian’s books in order!

Publication Order of Aubrey/Maturin Books

  • Master and Commander (1969)
  • Post Captain (1972)
  • H.M.S. Surprise (1973)
  • The Mauritius Command (1977)
  • Desolation Island (1977)
  • The Fortune of War (1978)
  • The Surgeon’s Mate (1980)
  • The Ionian Mission (1981)
  • Treason’s Harbour (1983)
  • The Far Side of the World (1984)
  • The Reverse of the Medal (1986)
  • The Letter of Marque (1988)
  • The Thirteen-Gun Salute (1989)
  • The Nutmeg of Consolation (1991)
  • The Truelove / Clarissa Oakes (1992)
  • The Wine-Dark Sea (1993)
  • The Commodore (1994)
  • The Yellow Admiral (1996)
  • The Hundred Days (1998)
  • Blue at the Mizzen (1999)
  • 21: The Final Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey (2004)

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

  • Caesar (1930)
  • Hussein (1938)
  • Testimonies (1952)
  • The Catalans (1953)
  • The Road to Samarcand (1954)
  • The Golden Ocean (1956)
  • The Unknown Shore (1959)
  • Richard Temple (1962)

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

  • The Chian Wine (1974)
  • The Rendezvous and Other Stories (1994)
  • Collected Short Stories (1995)
  • No Pirates Nowadays and Other Stories: Three Nautical Tales (2014)
  • Beasts Royal: Twelve Tales of Adventure (2015)
  • The Uncertain Land and Other Poems (2019)

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

  • Men-of-War (1974)
  • Picasso (1976)
  • Joseph Banks (1987)

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