Captain Jack Aubrey - He is the seasoned captain of the Surprise.
Stephan Maturin - He is a naval surgeon.
Tom Pullings - He has served under Aubrey as a lieutenant during previous novels in the series.
Diana Villiers Maturin - She is Maturin's wife.
Sophie Aubrey - She is Jack's wife.
Clarissa Oakes - Clarissa is intelligent and insightful, and has a strong, steady and positive effect on Maturin's young daughter.
Padeen Coleman - He is Maturin's servant, or steward, and is responsible for keeping Maturin's clothing and cabin in good order.
Preserved Klilick - He is Jack Aubrey's steward and has been a faithful, if cantankerous, servant for many years.
Sarah and Emily Sweeting - They are two Melanesian girls who are taken from their home town by Maturin as the sole survivors of a plague.
Barrett Bonden - He is Aubrey's coxswain.
Sir Joseph Blaine -...
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