If you’ve ever wondered exactly what our dear Dr. Maturin’s domain was like, this illustration, drawn to scale and labeled, is an excellent place to start!
Sail ho! The cry is heard frequently as Captain Jack Aubrey of the Royal Navy and his ship’s surgeon, Dr Stephen Maturin, navigate the 19th century plotlines of Patrick O’Brian’s celebrated novels. But just as a […]
Given Stephen Maturin’s overwhelming hatred of Napoleon, it is sometimes easy to forget that in his youth he not only studied in France, but was a Republican and a fervent believer in the goals of […]
“Was you ever in the Service, sir?” asked Jack. “I? Why, no. I am a Jew,” said Canning, with a look of deep amusement. – Conversation between Jack Aubrey and Mr. Canning, Post Captain In Post Captain we are […]
At the beginning of our beloved series, Dr. Stephen Maturin takes up his post aboard the Sophie without fully understanding just what he’s getting into. As a physician, he of course has a strong medical education and […]
“Ideas upon matters of honour are altogether different in the two kingdoms. Before now I have given Englishmen provocation that would necessarily have called for a meeting in Ireland, with no result. We should call […]
“I cannot, by any possible energy of words, express to you the blundering, the delay, the murderous confusion and the stupidity of it all. It accomplished nothing; it delayed independence for a hundred years; it […]