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Post Captain Summary
Patrick O'Brian

Everything you need to understand or teach Post Captain by Patrick O'Brian.

  • Post Captain Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Post Captain Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Post Captain Summary

Plot Summary

Jack Aubrey and his particular friend Stephen Maturin are in the naval service of England during the early 19th century. Aubrey is a master and commander of some repute and hopes for rapid promotion to post captain. Maturin is a surgeon of wide renown; he is also a secret agent working for the naval intelligence service. When war with France is declared, Aubrey and Maturin retire to sea and fight against the common enemy.

When the novel opens, England and France declare a cessation of hostilities. As military men, Aubrey and Maturin thus have much free time and Aubrey rents a small estate for a period of one year. Aubrey and most of his men, along with Maturin, retire to the estate and fox hunt and pass the time. They discover that their next door neighbors consist of a family of eligible girls and they begin to make...

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