Books similar to Ship of the Line

Ship of the Line
4.32 avg. rating
· 6025 Ratings
Hornblower leads his first ship of the line into enemy waters in this installment of C. S. Forester's beloved adventure series, called "exciting, realistic, packed with grand naval action" by the New …
Rate it:
Goodreads members who liked this book also liked:
Lord Hornblower [Hornblower Saga #10]
Weary of the war that he has waged nearly his entire life, Hornblower finds himself assigned an especially dangerous and dubious new task: to rescue a man he knows to be a tyrant from the mutiny of hi…
Rate it:
The Life and Times of Horatio Hornblower: A Biography of C. S. Forester's Famous Naval Hero
Many know of Horatio Hornblower's exploits during the Napoleonic Wars through the novels of C.S. Forester, but how many know the true Hornblower—the man who rose from Midshipman to Admiral of the Brit…
Rate it:
Master and Commander (Aubrey & Maturin, #1)
As the Royal Navy takes part in the wars against Napoleonic France, young Jack Aubrey receives his first command, the small, old, and slow HMS Sophie. Accompanied by his eccentric new friend, the phys…
Rate it:
Kydd (Kydd Sea Adventures, #1)
3.86 avg. rating
· 1489 Ratings
Librarian note: alternate-cover edition of 9780743214582.

Thomas Paine Kydd, a young wig-maker from Guildford, is seized by the press gang, to be a part of the crew of the 98-gun line-of-battle ship Ro…
Rate it:
King's Captain (Alan Lewrie, #9)
4.13 avg. rating
· 551 Ratings
Following the footsteps of Horatio Hornblower and Jack Aubrey, whose ripping adventures capture thousands of new readers each year, comes the heir apparent to the mantle of Forester and O'Brian: Dewey…
Rate it:
Red Ice (Winds of War, #1)
4.24 avg. rating
· 253 Ratings
From William C. Dietz, the New York Times bestselling author of the America Rising novels, comes RED ICE. A military thriller so believable the story could be ripped from tomorrow’s headlines.

World …
Rate it:
The Mauritius Command (Aubrey & Maturin #4)
Captain Jack Aubrey is ashore on half pay without a command—until Stephen Maturin arrives with secret orders for Aubrey to take a frigate to the Cape of Good Hope under a commodore's pennant, there to…
Rate it:
Laura Laura
4.50 avg. rating
· 4 Ratings
An elderly academic on his way home from the cinema is accosted by a homeless woman. She tells him her name is Laura. So begins a nightmarish journey for Gerald, a historian forced to confront the mys…
Rate it:
Letting Go
3.69 avg. rating
· 1143 Ratings
Letting Go is Roth's first full-length novel, published just after Goodbye, Columbus, when he was twenty-nine. Set in 1950s Chicago, New York, and Iowa city, Letting Go presents as brilliant a fiction…
Rate it:
My Darling from the Lions
4.20 avg. rating
· 102 Ratings
Described as a narrative collection in three parts, My Darling from the Lions “threads experiences of the learning and unlearning of shame, the body, sex, faith, blackness, lineage, prophecy and heali…
Rate it:
Post Captain (Aubrey & Maturin #2)
4.24 avg. rating
· 7811 Ratings
Master and Commander raised almost dangerously high expectations Post Captain triumphantly surpasses them a brilliant book Mary Renault. The best historical novels ever written- New York Times
Rate it:
A Double Sorrow: Troilus and Criseyde
Shortlisted for the 2014 Costa Poetry Award.

When Chaucer composed Troilus and Criseyde he gave us, some say, his finest poem, and with it one of the most captivating love stories ever written. A Doubl…
Rate it:
Desolation Island (Aubrey & Maturin #5)
4.40 avg. rating
· 10282 Ratings
"[O'Brian's] Aubrey-Maturin series, 20 novels of the Royal Navy in the Napoleonic Wars, is a masterpiece. It will outlive most of today's putative literary gems as Sherlock Holmes has outlived Bulwer-…
Rate it:
Sharpe's Waterloo (Sharpe, #20)
4.26 avg. rating
· 5941 Ratings
June 1815: The Duke of Wellington, the Prince of Orange, and Napoleon will meet on the battlefield...and decide the fate of EuropeWith the emperor Napoleon at its head, and enormous French army is mar…
Rate it:
Sharpe's Revenge (Sharpe, #19)
4.16 avg. rating
· 5414 Ratings
In 1814 the defeat of Napolean seems imminent - if the well-protected city of Toulouse can be conquered. Old enemy Pierre Ducos, gets Sharpe accused of stealing Napolean's personal treasure. Sharpe es…
Rate it:
Sharpe's Devil (Sharpe, #21)
4.04 avg. rating
· 4706 Ratings
From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, another exciting adventure in the world-renowned   Sharpe series, chronicling the rise of Richard Sharpe, a Private in His Majesty’s Army…
Rate it:
The Fortune of War (Aubrey & Maturin #6)
An essential of the truly gripping book for the narrative addict is the creation of a whole, solidly living world for the imagination to inhabit, and O'Brian does this with prodigal specificity and ge…
Rate it:
In Northern Seas (Alexander Clay Series Book 7)
As the long war with France enters its eighth year, there is trouble in the Baltic. Napoleon is busy recruiting new allies to cut off Britain’s vital trade in naval supplies. Captain Alexander Clay is…
Rate it:
Heat of Autumn (Innocents No More Book 3)
Rate it:
Hornblower and the Island
4.31 avg. rating
· 77 Ratings
Even as a prisoner on the remote island of St. Helena, Napoleon Bonaparte is embarrassing the British, and England is now the laughing stock of Europe. The answer is a new Governor: Lord Horatio Hornb…
Rate it:
Sharpe's Christmas: Two Short Stories
'Sharpe's Christmas' contains two short stories. In the title story Richard Sharpe, commanding the Prince of Wales's Own Volunteers, finds himself in a high, hard place with an enemy brigade on one si…
Rate it:
The Jamaican Affair of 1805 (Hornblower Saga)
A new Hornblower adventure; Vol 4.5; May 1805 - Dec 1805

Revisit Horatio Hornblower as envisioned by the new author, John Mahon, in a new adventure approved by the sons of C.S. Forester.

The stirring ac…
Rate it:
Treason's Harbour (Aubrey & Maturin #9)
All Patrick O'Brian's strengths are on parade in this novel of action and intrigue, set partly in Malta, partly in the treacherous, pirate-infested waters of the Red Sea. While Captain Aubrey worries …
Rate it:
Tales of Unrest
3.77 avg. rating
· 231 Ratings
JOSEPH CONRAD (1857-1924) was one of the most remarkable figures in English literature. Born in Poland, and originally named Josef Teodor Konrad Walecz Korzeniowski, he went to sea at the age of seven…
Rate it:
The Fox From His Lair: The WWII Collection
A hunt that will decide the victor of the Second World War...

Throughout the summer of 1944, southern England was transformed into one huge armed camp as the allied forces made their final preparatio…

Rate it:
Sharpe's Trafalgar (Sharpe, #4)
4.08 avg. rating
· 8690 Ratings
Richard Sharpe, travelling home aboard the ‘Revenant’, meets Admiral Nelson and his fleet, on what was a calm October day off Cape Trafalgar.

Soldier, hero, rogue – Sharpe is the man you always want on…
Rate it:
That Reminds Me
4.04 avg. rating
· 427 Ratings
This is the story of K.

K is sent into care before a year marks his birth. He grows up in fields and woods, and he is happy, he thinks. When K is eleven, the city reclaims him. He returns to an unknown…
Rate it:
Dusklands
3.53 avg. rating
· 1067 Ratings
Dusklands (1974) is the first novel by J. M. Coetzee, winner of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature. It is a presentation and critique of the violence inherent in the colonialist and imperialist mental…
Rate it:
The Skipper's Dog's Called Stalin (A Harry Gilmour Novel Book 2)
Spring, 1941. France has fallen but the Free French naval forces are in no mood to surrender. Royal Navy Sub-Lieutenant Harry Gilmour is also ready for action, despite the horrors of his first taste o…
Rate it:
The Surgeon's Mate (Aubrey & Maturin #7)
Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are ordered home by dispatch vessel to bring the news of their latest victory to the government. But Maturin is a marked man for the havoc he has wrought in the French …
Rate it: