Beat to Quarters - Study Guide The Prosperous Voyage Summary & Analysis

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Captain Hornblower commands H.M.S. Lydia, a 36-gun frigate on detached service. He is ordered to proceed to the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua, deliver armaments to a local revolutionary and assist the revolutionary in fomenting rebelling in Central America, destroy Natividad, a Spanish 50-gun ship, assist in the establishment of a trans-isthmus trade route, and if possible establish British trade in the area.

Part I consists of seven named and enumerated chapters including 1 - The Captain; 2 - Land; 3 - The Orders; 4 - El Supremo; 5 - Revictualling; 6 - The Coming of the Natividad; and 7 - El Supremo's Fleet Sails. It is the first of three parts and is intermediate in length. Part I establishes most of the major characters of the novel, describes the Lydia—the novel's primary setting, and grounds the novel during the historical Napoleonic War between England and France...

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