Master and Commander: Patrick O’Brian: Book 1 (Aubrey-Maturin)
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a b c d e Epstein, Jacob (November 16, 2003). "Film; 'Master and Commander': On the Far Side of Credibility". The New York Times. Archived from the original on November 12, 2020 . Retrieved February 21, 2021. C S Forester having died just a few years earlier, some critics were left bewildered and disappointed by the complexity of O'Brian's creation after the predictability of the Hornblower series.  "Not, I think, memorable, at least in the Hornblower way" wrote the Irish Press,  while according to the Library Journal, "Mourning Hornblower fans may prefer to read a good if disappointing new book rather than to reread one of the master's epics".  It is also the name of the adventure movie with Russell Crowe, although much of the action in the film was actually derived from books much farther down the list, especially Number 10, T he Far Side of the World. So the 21 books are now known by the series title “Master and Commander” as well as “Aubrey-Maturin.” Not too confusing, I hope.
Strong, Jeremy (2015). "Time, Tide and Narrative: Adapting Chronology in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World". Coriolis. 5 (2): 1–19. ISSN 2163-8381.Grossman, Anne Chotzinoff; Thomas, Lisa Grossman (2000). Lobscouse and Spotted Dog: Which It's a Gastronomic Companion to the Aubrey/Maturin Novels. W W Norton & Co. ISBN 0-393-32094-4. Golden, Gerald (2005). "The Physician at the Movies: Master and Commander". The Pharos. Alpha Omega Alpha-Honor Medical Society. 68 (1): 51. PMID 15792082.
Master and Commander was the first non-documentary film to shoot on-location in the Galápagos.  Filming took place from June to November 2002.Master and Commander was first published in 1969, in the US by Lippincott, and in Great Britain and Ireland by Collins in 1970. The series continued to be a modest success in both countries, though publication was only by Collins in the UK after the fourth novel. Publication in the US ceased with Desolation Island in 1978.   However, in 1989 Starling Lawrence of W. W. Norton discovered the novels on a plane flight between London and New York.  W. W. Norton began printing the books, and they were taken more seriously by critics and became a publishing success. O'Brian's series of novels sold over 400,000 copies in the next two years and continued to be a success, selling over 2 million copies by 2000.  In its review of the last unfinished novel in 2004, Publishers Weekly reported that the series had sold over 6 million copies.  W. W. Norton released the novels in e-book format on 5 December 2011.  The full series has been published in German, French and Italian translations, the twenty finished books also in Spanish, and part of the series in Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Finnish, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish and Russian translation.  Literary significance and criticism [ edit ]
The film was critically well received and garnered Weir the BAFTA Award for Best Direction. At the 76th Academy Awards, the film was nominated for 10 Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director. It won Best Cinematography and Best Sound Editing. In June 2021, a prequel film was announced to be developing. I will quote my wife here: "I don't care about England, I don't want to know anything about their navy, and I certainly don't give a shit about English naval battles in the 19th century. But once I got started on these books I couldn't stop." O'Brian's then UK publisher Macmillan, who had originally agreed to jointly commission the book,  rejected it as too full of jargon. It was taken up and published by Collins in 1970. 
Cunat, Charles (1857). Saint-Malo illustré par ses marins[ Saint Malo illustrated by its sailors] (in French). Imprimerie de F. Péalat. p.418. And I will quote myself, speaking to a friend: "I was just thinking, hey, I haven't heard from those two guys in a while. The big loud sailor and his naturalist friend. Then I realized the reason why I hadn't heard from them: they are characters in a book. They are fictional. They are not real, however much I want them to be."