Jeremy Liver—a sneak, coward, and drunk—incites mutiny aboard the good ship Atlantic. A falling spar almost kills the stalwart Captain Heron, who embarks on a dangerous course after the mutineers abandon ship. Russell’s eye for authentic nautical detail grounds this 1896 tale of romance and adventure in realism.
About the Author
William Clark Russell (1844-1911) was born in New York City to English parents. He spent eight years with the British Merchant Marines before embarking on a career in journalism and fiction. Of his many novels, his best-known was The Wreck of the “Grosvenor” (1877).