Captain Hornblower R.N. by C. S. Forester
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Captain Hornblower R.N.
By C. S. Forester

Captain Hornblower R.N.

Hornblower and the 'Atropos', the Happy Return, a Ship of the Line "Hornblower and the 'Atropos'", "The Happy Return", "A Ship of the Line"

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Captain Hornblower R.N. by C. S. Forester

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"Hornblower and the Atropos" - Skippering the flagship for Nelson's funeral on the Thames is not Hornblower's idea of thrilling action. But soon his orders come, and he sets sail for the Mediterranean in the Atropos. 'Battle, storm, shipwreck, disease - what were the chances that he would never come back again?' "The Happy Return" - Hornblower sails the South American waters and comes face to face with a mad, messianic revolutionary in a novel that ripples with risk and gripping adventure. "A Ship of the Line" - Commando raids, hurricanes at sea, the glowering menace of Napoleon's onshore gun batteries - Hornblower must deal with them all as he sails his ship to the Spanish station. Throughout his escapades Forester remains gallant, resourceful and courageous - the embodiment of all the most vivid in a great naval tradition.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140081770
ISBN-10: 0140081771
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 25mm)
Pages: 576
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 28-May-1987
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - C. S. Forester

C. S. Forester was born in Cairo in 1899, where his father was stationed as a government official. He studied medicine at Guy's Hospital and, after leaving Guy's without a degree, he turned to writing as a career. His first success was Payment Deferred, a novel written at the age of twenty-four and later dramatized and filmed with Charles Laughton in the leading role. In 1932 Forester was offered a Hollywood contract, and from then until 1939 he spent thirteen weeks of every year in America. On the outbreak of war he entered the Ministry of Information and later he sailed with the Royal Navy to collect the material for The Ship. He made a voyage to the Bering Sea to gather material for a similar book on the United States Navy, and it was during this trip that he was stricken with arteriosclerosis, a disease which left him crippled. However, he continued to write and in the Hornblower novels created the most renowned sailor in contemporary fiction. He died in 1966.

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