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The Return of Horatio Hornblower

Hornblower AddendumCollected 2011 eNet press79 pages Has it been eight years since I last sailed with Horatio Hornblower?  The naval adventure series by C.S. Forester, and the A&E movie series based on it were one of the highlights of 2010, … Continue reading

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The Life and Times of Horatio Hornblower

The Life and Times of Horatio Hornblower© 1970 C. Northcote Parkinson304 pages Last week I finished C.S. Forester’s series of sea stories following the adventures of Horatio Hornblower, a navy man who rose to prominence during the Napoleonic Wars. I … Continue reading

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Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies

Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies© 1957 C.S. Forester250 pages Although not the last Hornblower book published — Hornblower during the Crisis was a work-in-progress when Forester died — it is the novel set latest in Hornblower’s life. The Napoleonic wars … Continue reading

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Hornblower and the Crisis

Hornblower and the Crisis© 1967 CS Forester174 pages Hornblower and the Crisis is the last of CS Forester’s Hornblower books, as Forester died in the midst of writing it. This book collects the first 130 pages of the intended novel, … Continue reading

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Hornblower and the Hotspur

Hornblower and the Hotspur© 1962 CS Forester344 pages Young Horatio Hornblower flourished as an officer in the King’s service during the general European war against the fledgling French republic, the war having given an ambitious and intelligent officer like himself … Continue reading

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Lord Hornblower

Lord Hornblower© 1946 C.S. Forester318 pages       The year is 1814, and Sir Horatio Hornblower, commodore in his Britannic Majesty’s Royal Navy, has been sent to the coast of France on a secret mission. The crew of the gunship Flame … Continue reading

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Commodore Hornblower

Commodore Hornblower© 1945 C.S. Forester384 pages My previous reads in the Hornblower series have been through collections of the shorter works, but Commodore Hornblower is a standard novel set shortly after Captain Hornblower. Hornblower has by now distinguished himself as one … Continue reading

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Young Hornblower

Young Hornblower© 1948, 1951, 1953 C.S. Forester672 pages (My library’s copy has long lost its dustcover, but this would certainly be eye-catching…) A few weeks ago I began reading and was immediately taken by the adventures of Captain Horatio Hornblower, … Continue reading

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Captain Horatio Hornblower

Captain Horatio Hornblower© 1937 C.S. Forester504 pages Captain Picard: Just imagine what it was like. No engines, no computers… Just the wind…and the sea… and the stars to guide you. Commander Riker: Bad food, brutal discipline… no women. (Star Trek: … Continue reading

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