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Admiral Hornblower

Authors: C S Forester, Graham Humphreys

Part of a series: Hornblower

Publisher: Penguin (1990)

An omnibus edition compromising of four C S Forester's classic seafaring tales about Horatio Hornblower, namely: Flying Colours, The Commodore, Lord Hornblower and Hornblower in the West Indies.

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Almayer's Folly: A Story Of An Eastern River

Author: Joseph Conrad

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An Outcast Of The Islands

Author: Joseph Conrad

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An Outcast of the Islands is the second novel by Joseph Conrad, published in 1896, inspired by Conrad's experience as mate of a steamer, the Vigar. The novel details the undoing of Peter Willems, a disreputable, immoral man who, on the run from a scandal in Makassar, finds refuge in a hidden native village, only to betray his benefactors over lust for the tribal chief's daughter. The story features Conrad's recurring character Tom Lingard, who also appears in Almayer's Folly (1895) and The Rescue (1920), in addition to sharing other characters with those novels.

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Captains Courageous

Author: Rudyard Kipling

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Colours Aloft!

Author: Alexander Kent

Part of a series: Richard Bolitho

Publisher: Arrow (2014)

September 1803 Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho finds himself the new master of the Argonaute, a French flagship taken in battle. With the Peace of Armiens in ruins, he must leave the safety of Falmouth. What lies ahead is the grim reality of war at close quarters - where Bolitho who will be called upon to anticipate the overall intention of the French fleet. But the battle has also become a personal vendetta between himself and the French admiral who formerly sailed the Argonaute. Bolitho and his men are driven to a final rendezvous where no quarter is asked or given.

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Diary In America - Series 2

Author: Captain Marryat

Part of a series: Diary In America

Publisher: (1839)

Captain Marryat visited America and Canada in 1836-7, and wrote his observations in two series of three-volume books, of which this is the second. It is worth a dip, but do not take it too seriously, just as we would not take too seriously a book about England written after a short visit by a foreigner, however eminent in his own land.

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Falk

Author: Joseph Conrad

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For My Country's Freedom

Author: Alexander Kent

Part of a series: Richard Bolitho

Publisher: Arrow (2014)

March, 1811 After two and a half months of precious peace in Cornwall with his beloved mistress Catherine, Admiral Richard Bolitho is once again summoned to London. In defence of an Empire, the Admiralty must quell the unrest in America - or face the war with those who were once friends. For when diplomacy fails, the cannon will speak. For his daring mission, Bolitho must call on the loyalty of his most trusted officers - and the trust of those he loves the most. Distance too is their enemy, as the Indomitable leads the fleet from Plymouth towards the rich merchant grounds of the Americas. In the troubled seas from Antigua north to Halifax, Admiral Bolitho's revolutionary 'flying squadron' will face their first and harshest test. For a country's freedom. For a hero's right to turn his back on the sea ...

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Frank Mildmay

Author: Captain Marryat

Publisher: (1829)

Frank Mildmay, a troublemaker, tells how his well-to-do father finds him a midshipman's berth in a British warship during the Napoleonic Wars. AWOL from the Royal Navy he seduces a beautiful actress while at the same time he is courting a young woman of property. Other ports, other women - Mildmays extraordinary adventures continue across the globe as he becomes involved in battles with the French, the Americans and his own shpmates.

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Heart Of Darkness

Authors: Joseph Conrad, Paul O'Prey

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The story tells of Charles Marlow, an Englishman who took a foreign assignment from a Belgian trading company as a ferry-boat captain in Africa. Although Conrad does not give the name of the river, at the time, Congo Free State, the location of the large and important Congo River was a private colony of Belgium's King Leopold II. Marlow is employed to transport ivory downriver. However, his more pressing assignment is to return Kurtz, another ivory trader, to civilization, in a cover-up. Kurtz has a reputation throughout the region

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