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The Captain from Connecticut
The Captain from Conneticut is a novel by CS Forester, the author of the novels about fictional Royal Navy officer Horatio Hornblower. The Captain from Conneticut is set at the tail end of the Napoleonic Wars, and the War of 1812. It was written during World War II. Forester wanted to write a novel where both American and British sailors could be heroic and admirable.
The novel is set in the Caribbean. Early in the novel a French vessel appears, and neither the Americans or the British know that Napoleon has surrendered, the French monarchy has been restored, and France is now at peace with Britain. The French vessel carries the new, Royalist, French governor of a Caribbean Island, and some of his beautiful relatives. The novel ends with the Americans and British learning that peace has been declared in their war. The American and British captains both end up marrying beautiful French girls, becoming friends and brothers-in-law.
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