The Surgeon's Mate Characters

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Jack Aubrey

Captain Jack Aubrey is one of two principle protagonists of the novel and shares the spotlight with his particular friend and confidant Stephen Maturin. Aubrey is a larger-than-life character with charisma and dash. He is an unchallenged master in his element of the sea; a legendary captain, a masterful navigator, and a superb tactician. Although he is intelligent he relies more on experience, insight, and a nearly infallible instinct to carry him through the various perils he encounters.

As described in previous novels of the series, Aubrey is a post captain who arrives in Halifax after an event-filled excursion departing from England aboard H.M.S. Leopard. After much catastrophe and misfortune, Aubrey escapes from American imprisonment and embarks on the series of adventures and misadventures detailed in the current novel.

Aubrey wears his blonde hair in a long queue and dresses as a traditional ship's captain...

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