The Fortune of War is a historical novel written by British author Patrick O'Brian. It is the sixth book in the Aubrey-Maturin series, and is set during the War of 1812. The Fortune of War contains lightly fictionalized accounts of the battle between HMS Java and USS Constitution, and the battle between HMS Shannon and USS Chesapeake. The Americans capture Aubrey and become suspicious of him as a former commander of HMS Leopard, due to the Chesapeake-Leopard Affair. This book extensively explores Maturin's character while he and Aubrey languish in captivity in Boston, as he manifests his...
|Genre:||Historical novel, Fiction, Naval adventure, Historical fiction|
|Number of editions:||17|