In addition to twenty volumes in the highly respected Aubrey/Maturin series,
Patrick O'Brian's many novels include Testimonies, The Golden Ocean, and The Unknown
Shore. O'Brian has also written acclaimed biographies of Pablo Picasso and Sir Joseph
Banks and has translated many works from the French, among them the novels and memoirs of
Simone de Beauvoir and Jean Lacouture's biography of Charles de Gaulle.
Patrick O'Brian died in January 2000 with a half finished manuscript for
the 21st volume in the Aubrey-Maturin series.
This biography was last updated on 01/01/2010.
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