This is the first of the late author's series of Napoleonic-war sea
stories about the adventures of Jack Aubrey RN. When it was first
published in 1969, no less a sailor than the taciturn Francis
Chichester said it was the best sea story that he had ever read,
and this and the subsequent yarns have continued to gather praise
from all quarters ever since. (Kirkus UK)
The first in a series of novels featuring Captain Jack Aubrey RN
and Stephen Maturin who are serving in Nelson's navy. From the
author of POST CAPTAIN, HMS SURPRISE, THE MAURITIUS COMMAND and
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