John "Jack" Aubrey is a fictional character in the Aubrey–Maturin series of novels by Patrick O'Brian. The series portrays his rise from Lieutenant to Rear-Admiral in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars. The twenty (and one incomplete draft)-book series encompasses Aubrey's adventures and various commands along his course to flying a rear admiral's flag. He starts as a lieutenant, depressed, poor and without a ship until he is given his first command: a fourteen-gun brig-rigged sloop, HMS Sophie.
Most of his naval battles and adventures are drawn from actual Royal Navy history.
Throughout the books, Aubrey presents himself as a great lover of music and player of the violin. He is generally accompanied by his friend and shipmate Stephen Maturin on the cello. Aubrey is particularly fond of Corelli.
Aubrey is played by Russell Crowe in the 2003 film Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.
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