Captain Jack Aubrey
He is one of two principle protagonists of the novel and shares the narrative focus with his close friend and confidant, Stephen Maturin.
He is one of two principal protagonists of the novel and shares the narrative focus with his close friend and confidant, Jack Aubrey.
Reverend Nathaniel Martin
He is a man of the cloth and devoted to religion, though seamen are notoriously unsympathetic to a parson aboard their ship for superstitious reasons.
He has served under Aubrey as a lieutenant during previous novels in the series.
Monsieur Jean Dutourd
He is described by Maturin as a Frenchman with enthusiastic visionary notions about an ideal community with no Church, no King, no laws, no money, everything held in common, perfect peace and justice.
He is an Englishman who is serving aboard an American whaler that is captured by...
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