(From the publisher):
The advetures of the mischievous young midshipman, Percival Keene, the son of a Royal Marine and a lowborn shopkeeper, take place on board HMS Calliope, one of the great men-of-war in Nelson's fleet. On his first cruise, Keene learns that the demanding Captain Delmar, a member of the wealthy and titled de Versely family, is actually his natural father. Stung by his father's refusal to acknowledge him, Keene sets about to win his father's love and acceptance and gain the family fortune. In so doing, Keene survives shipwreck and capture by murderous pirates, fights duels of honor with his fellow officers and battles against the French.
Original title: Percival Keene
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Military and Naval Adventure