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Review - Master and Commander
Jack Aubrey receives his first command, the brig Sophie. He invites his new-found friend, Stephen Maturin, to join him as the ship's surgeon. After a few uneventful convoy cruises, Jack is given the freedom to coast along the shore of Spain seeking to destroy enemy merchant ships — and gain prize money. He has several successful victories, including one over the much larger Spanish frigate, Cacafuego. But he's also run afoul of Captain Harte, commander at Minorca, for dallying too freely with Harte'w wife. He's sent on a boring cruise accompanying a mail courier. He's attacked by three French ships-of-the-line and captured. He's exchanged and court-martials, but acquitted.
Reviewed by Roger on 1998-09-10 12:00:00