Flying Colours

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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 ...

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316289399
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 4/5/1989
  • Series: Horatio Hornblower Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 93,136
  • Product dimensions: 8.06 (w) x 5.48 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

20th Century British author famed for the 12 Hornblower novels, African Queen, Payment Deferred, 12 tales of war, and more than 20 other works.

Biography

C. S. Forester (1899 - 1966) wrote several novels with military and naval themes, including The African Queen, The Barbary Pirates, The General, The Good Shepherd, The Gun, The Last Nine Days of the "Bismarck" and Rifleman Dodd. But Forester is best known as the creator of Horatio Hornblower, a British naval genius of the Napoleonic era, whose exploits and adventures on the high seas Forester chronicled in a series of eleven acclaimed historical novels. Over the years, Hornblower has proved to be one of the most beloved and enduring fictional heroes in English literature, his popularity rivaled only by Sherlock Holmes.

Born Cecil Louis Troughton Smith in Cairo, Egypt, Forester grew up in London. At the start of World War II, he traveled on behalf of the British government to America, where he produced propaganda encouraging the United States to remain on Britain's side. After the War, Forester remained in America and made Berkeley, California, his home.

The character of Horatio Hornblower was born after Forester was called to Hollywood to write a pirate film. While the script was being drafted, another studio released Captain Blood, starring Errol Flynn, based on the same historical incidents about which Forester was writing. Rather than seek another movie project, and to avoid an impending paternity suit, Forester jumped aboard a freighter bound for England. By the end of the voyage he had outlined Beat to the Quarters, which introduced the now legendary character Hornblower, Bush, and Lady Barbara.

Forester died in 1966 while working on Hornblower During the Crisis.

Author biography courtesy of Time Warner.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Cecil Louis Troughton Smith (real name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      August 27, 1899
    2. Place of Birth:
      Cairo, Egypt
    1. Date of Death:
      April 2, 1966
    2. Place of Death:
      Berkeley, California

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2012

    Great book, but poorly served

    This is the third of the classic "Captain Horatio Hornblower" trilogy. It isa marvelous story, and deepens the familier characters, and intoduces wonderful new characters. The book should have 5 stars, but the inexplicable absence of the other two books of the trilogy for Nook users. Get the books for the Nook now!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2012

    What happened to books 5 & 6?

    Ebooks jumps from book 5 to book 8. I am not happy. And proofread

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  • Posted July 25, 2011

    Doesn't work with NOOK COLOR. B&N knows, but still has it for purchase.

    Doesn't work with NOOK COLOR. B&N knows, but still has it for purchase.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2004

    Great story line. Could not put the book down.

    This book is set after is surrender. He is on his way to Paris to be killed for war crimes. he ends up excaping with Brown and Bush. They avoid capture and end up retaking a shipfor the French and make a clean get away. This end up making him a hero that is much need at the time. In the end he is knighted by the king.

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