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Publisher Comments:

"Before there was Patrick O'Brian, there was C. S. Forester, " said the Wall Street Journal in a recent review that described the eleven-volume series of Horatio Hornblower novels as "spellbinding."<P>This epic saga of turmoil and triumph on the high seas, which recounts the exploits of one of the most daring and resourceful officers in the Royal Navy as he wrestles with his own "accursed unhappy temperament" and as he sails valiantly into battle after battle against Napoleon's forces, has delighted millions of readers since the series debuted in 1938.

Synopsis:

Forced to surrender his ship, the Sutherland, after a long and bloody battle, Captain Horatio Hornblower now bides his time as a prisoner in a French fortress. Within days he and his first lieutenant, Bush, who was crippled in the last fight, are to be taken to Paris to be tried on trumped-up charges of violating the laws of war, and most probably executed as part of Napoleon's attempt to rally the warweary empire behind him. Even if Hornblower escapes this fate and somehow finds his way back to England, he will face court-martial for his surrender of a British ship. As fears for his life and his reputation compete in his mind with worries about his pregnant wife and his possibly widowed lover, the indomitable captain imetierntly awaits the chance to make his next move.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316289399
Author:
Forester, C. S.
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Author:
Forester, C. S.
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Sea & Ocean
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Napoleonic wars, 1800-1815
Subject:
Sea stories
Subject:
Peninsular War, 1807-1814
Subject:
Great Britain History, Naval 19th century Fiction.
Subject:
Hornblower, Horatio
Subject:
Hornblower, Horatio (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Great Britain History, Naval 19th century.
Subject:
Popular Fiction - Nautical Fiction
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Napoleonic wars; Seafaring life; Naval battles; British naval history; British Royal Navy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Hornblower Saga
Series Volume:
08
Publication Date:
April 1989
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.31x5.52x.71 in. .54 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Forced to surrender his ship, the Sutherland, after a long and bloody battle, Captain Horatio Hornblower now bides his time as a prisoner in a French fortress. Within days he and his first lieutenant, Bush, who was crippled in the last fight, are to be taken to Paris to be tried on trumped-up charges of violating the laws of war, and most probably executed as part of Napoleon's attempt to rally the warweary empire behind him. Even if Hornblower escapes this fate and somehow finds his way back to England, he will face court-martial for his surrender of a British ship. As fears for his life and his reputation compete in his mind with worries about his pregnant wife and his possibly widowed lover, the indomitable captain imetierntly awaits the chance to make his next move.
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