HORATIO HORNBLOWER

By C.S. Forester

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Horatio Hornblower (1998)

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Based on the rousing sea adventures in C.S. Forester's novel Mr. Midshipman Hornblower, the four-film television series Horatio Hornblower explores the education of a plucky young officer rising through the ranks of His Majesty's Navy. Ioan Gruffudd is all integrity and honor as the ambitious midshipman who is taken under the stern yet nurturing guidance of Captain Pellew (Robert Lindsay) during the war against France in the French Revolution

cover Mr. Midshipman Hornblower      Click on title for order information

The first Hornblower novel, It is 1793 the time of the Napolianic wars In it the adolescent and seasick Hornblower enters the Royal Navy. Among other adventures he engages in a duel, is captured by the Spanish and freed after saving the crew of a wrecked ship, and is commision as a junior Lieutenant.
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Lieutenant Hornblower  Click on title for order information

The second Hornblower novel, chronologically (1800-1803), in which Hornblower is a junior officer on HMS RENOWN sailing under secret orders to the British West Indies. meets William Bush, who is to become his good friend. They engage in a possibly mutinous plot against their captain and have successful engagements against the Spanish.
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Hornblower and the Hotspur  Click on title for order information

The third Hornblower novel, chronologically (1803-1805). Hornblower goes forward with his ill-considered marriage to Maria and becomes a father. Hornblower serves as commander of a sloopHotspur that is part of the naval force blockading France.Is commission to act as spy along the French coast. He masterminds a daring plan to sabotage a major signaling station. He also misses a chance at a lot of prize money, but fights his way to briiant victories.
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Hornblower During the Crisis; Click on title for order information
The fourth Hornblower novel, chronologically (1805). It contains two short stories, Hornblower's Temptation (U.K. Title: Hornblower and the Widow McCool) and The Last Encounter, in addition to the novel, which was unfinished at the time of the author's death. It includes brief notes from the author describing the unwritten conclusion of the novel. The plot involves Hornblower on a spy mission in France. In Hornblower's Temptation, Lieutenant Hornblower is in charge of hanging a convicted deserter who is also an Irish rebel. In The Last Encounter, Admiral of the Fleet Lord Hornblower has a chance encounter with Prince Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, the future Napoleon the Third
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Hornblower and the Atropos  Click on title for order information

(1805-1808). Captain Hornblower is put in charge of Nelson's funeral, recovers sunken treasure in Turkish waters, and fights a Spanish frigate that far outguns the Atropos.
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Beat to QuartersClick on title for order information

The sixth Hornblower novel, chronologically (1808), Capt Hornblower, under secrect order, keeps his ship the Lydia seven months at sea without touching land. This novel has spectacular naval battles and an encounter with an insane Spanish revolutionary. also he meets his future wife, Lady Barbara Wellesley, sister of the Duke of Wellington.
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Ship of the Line  Click on title for order information

The seventh Hornblower novel, chronologically (1810). This one has lots of fighting, both land and sea, against the French in Spain. Lady Barbara's new husband, Rear Admiral Leighton, becomes Hornblower's commander. Hornblower in a single ship attack on French fleet is taken prisoner. He escapes and steals back a captured English cutter.

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Flying Colors Click on title for order information

The eighth Hornblower novel, chronologically (1810-1811), opens with Hornblower and Bush, captives of the French, being taken to Paris to be tried and executed as pirates. They escape, spectacularly, and return to England where Hornblower faces a court-martial. His wife, Maria, dies in childbirth while he's in captivity, but his son survives and is cared for by the recently widowed Lady Barbara.
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Commodore Hornblower Click on title for order information

 The ninth Hornblower novel, chronologically (1812), has Hornblower as the commodore of a squadron of ships on duty in the Baltic, and married to Lady Barbara. Hornblower engages in some naval action and lots of diplomacy. He also assists with an interesting land battle against the Prussians and then gets very ill with typhus.

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Lord Hornblower  Click on title for order information

The tenth Hornblower novel, chronologically (1813-1814). In it Hornblower must deal with a mutiny, Bush's death, and Napoleon's return to France from Elba.
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Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies  Click on title for order information

The eleventh Hornblower novel, chronologically (1821-1823). Admiral Hornblower is commander-in-chief of the British Navy in the West Indies and must deal with pirates and revolutionaries and is almost killed, in the end, by a hurricane.
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Other books by C.S.Forester,

The Adventures of John Wetherell; C.S. Forester; Paperback; $10.75

The African Queen Vol 1; Cecil Scott Forester, C. S. Forester; Paperback; $10.75

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