Brown on Resolution

Brown on Resolution

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by C. S. Forester
     
 

Leading Seaman Albert Brown is dying, almost dead, upon the razor sharp lava, amid the spiny cactus, and among spent rifle shells on Resolution Island in the Galapagos group, in the first short chapter of this novel. How did this illegitimate young man from a romantic but only 5 day liaison between a middle-class Victorian spinster and a young naval officer come to be…  See more details below

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Leading Seaman Albert Brown is dying, almost dead, upon the razor sharp lava, amid the spiny cactus, and among spent rifle shells on Resolution Island in the Galapagos group, in the first short chapter of this novel. How did this illegitimate young man from a romantic but only 5 day liaison between a middle-class Victorian spinster and a young naval officer come to be in the Pacific Ocean during WW1? The growing up of Brown under the loving guidance and strong will of his mother is the background C.S.Forester uses to develop Brown's strong sense of Duty and unconscious heroism. When chance puts Brown, one of three survivors, as a prisoner on a damaged German ship, it is just the challenge Brown needs to do his best to delay the ship's repairs. When the repairs of 12 hours stretch to more than 2 days because of Brown and his rifle, the delay allows the British to catch the German ship and sink it. With the victorious British Captain the unknown father of the unknown dying son getting the glory, this is one of the few truly ironic novels of the era.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780884116318
Publisher:
Amereon, Limited
Publication date:
06/28/2007
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.72(w) x 8.79(h) x 0.74(d)

Meet the Author

1899-1966, British author; famous for the 12 Hornblower Sagas, and many novels concerning military activities.

Brief Biography

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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Brown on Resolution 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am sad to see this book, which I read many years ago, is so difficult to obtain. I rate it among the best of Forester's works. The main action occurs when Able Seaman Brown, a prisoner on a German cruiser in WWI, escapes when the damaged ship finds haven in a remote atoll to conduct repairs. Armed with a rifle he manages to delay repairs until.... Read it and find out!