Mr. Midshipman Hornblower

Mr. Midshipman Hornblower

by C. S. Forester

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Overview

Horatio Hornblower, only seventeen years old, gets his sea legs in this "absolutely compelling" (San Francisco Chronicle) first installment of C. S. Forester's classic naval adventure series.



The year is 1793, the eve of the Napoleonic Wars, and Horatio Hornblower, a seventeen-year-old boy unschooled in seafaring and the ways of seamen, is ordered to board a French merchant ship and take command of crew and cargo for the glory of England. Though not an unqualified success, this first naval adventure teaches the young midshipman enough to launch him on a series of increasingly glorious exploits. This novel — in which young Horatio gets his sea legs, proves his mettle, and shows the makings of the legend he will become — is the first of the eleven swashbuckling Hornblower tales that are today regarded as classic adventure stories of the sea.


"I recommend Forester to every literate I know." —Ernest Hemingway

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316289122
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 09/30/1984
Series: Horatio Hornblower Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 57,038
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.05(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

C. S. Forester (1899-1966) wrote many highly acclaimed novels, including the eleven-volume Hornblower saga and The African Queen.

Date of Birth:

August 27, 1899

Date of Death:

April 2, 1966

Place of Birth:

Cairo, Egypt

Place of Death:

Berkeley, California

Education:

AlleynGuy's Medical School of the University of London

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