Hornblower and the Hotspur [NOOK Book]

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April 1803. Here is Hornblower who, directly after his wedding ceremony, takes his ship, the sloop HMS Hotspur, to observe the French coast, Channel ports, and around to the Bay of Biscay. Now, at 27, as Master and Commander, his exploits tumble one after the other. Reconnaissance, daring shore raids, cutting out expeditions and skillful navigating in treacherous tidal waters bring the reality of the blockade of France to the fore. And all the while the introspective and lonely Hornblower worries about his ...
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Overview

April 1803. Here is Hornblower who, directly after his wedding ceremony, takes his ship, the sloop HMS Hotspur, to observe the French coast, Channel ports, and around to the Bay of Biscay. Now, at 27, as Master and Commander, his exploits tumble one after the other. Reconnaissance, daring shore raids, cutting out expeditions and skillful navigating in treacherous tidal waters bring the reality of the blockade of France to the fore. And all the while the introspective and lonely Hornblower worries about his relationship with his wife and mother-in-law — in stark contrast to his sureness when carrying out his objectives to annoy Napoleon and bring destruction to his military plans.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012789273
  • Publisher: eNet Press Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/24/2011
  • Series: Hornblower Saga , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 220
  • Sales rank: 39,907
  • File size: 461 KB

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.
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  • Posted January 3, 2009

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    Second Best Yet

    Much better than the second installment, primarily because Forrester returns the narrator from the perspective of Mr. Bush back to the third-person limited perspective of Hornblower. He is the protagonist AND the most dynamic of characters and it should be his mind that the reader is privy to.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2001

    !!

    IT was a great book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2013

    Gandalf

    Cause your lame. Jk jk jk jk
    I left cause u survived and u and pippin was ok and pippin ignored me an all that other stuff ad ill be in res one

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2013

    Fatty

    Yup!

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    Posted May 29, 2013

    Sam

    Is happy :)

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  • Posted July 23, 2012

    Volume 3 in the 11-part story of a British naval officer in the Napoleonic era.

    Where the last volume, Lieutenant Hornblower, very much fleshed out the protagonist, Hornblower and the Hotspur gives insight into the mileau of the British naval officer corps, the promotional ladder, the harsh discipline and the towering expectations placed even on junior officers. The Spartans had a saying, "Come home with your shield or on it," meaning that when you go on a mission, you'd better find a way to complete it or suffer utter failure in your career. When you read this volume, you will be on the edge of your chair finding out how Hornblower finds a way to come home with his shield from an impossible situation. Great book. Great series. Buy and read them all. If you're like me, they will become old friends you visit again and again.

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  • Posted February 25, 2009

    Still a Great Series

    As I said in the other review, great series. I bought these books for my best friend. He loves them and reads them so quickly, wish there were more. Easy and great gifts.

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  • Posted October 16, 2008

    One Of The Greatest Books I've Ever Read!

    The Hornblower series is one of my favorites. It has plenty action and adventure scenes that make me want to stay up all night reading. My dad gave me this series for my twelfth birthday. He told me that this was his favorite series as a kid and that I would enjoy them as much as he did. <BR/>At first I thought that the series would be boring because at that time I thought that everything my dad enjoyed was boring. About a year later, I decided to read the first book to see if I would like the series. "Mr. Midshipman Hornblower", even though it only set the foundation for the Hornblower series, was one of the greatest books I ever read because I was amazed at how C.S. Forester brought the character of Hornblower to life. <BR/>"Hornblower and the Hotspur" is a great edition to the series. This book in the series has been my favorite so far. Hornblower commands the ship Hotspur in this book. The Hotspur and the sea battles that Hornblower undergoes make the plot remarkable. The plot of the book is the reason why I love it so much. It always makes me want to read more because there is always something going on. I also love the use of characters in ¿Hornblower and the Hotspur¿ because every character has his or her own vivid personality.<BR/>¿Hornblower and the Hotspur¿ is an amazing book of an awesome series. I encourage everyone to give this book a try because it is a great read and is a lot of fun. You won¿t regret it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2005

    Amazing Napoleonic Nautical Tale

    I love the Hornblower Series. After watching the movies and now reading the books I truly appreciate Forester's amazing writing and storytelling ability.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2004

    As good as the first two

    In this book Hornblower finally gets his own ship. He handles it like a pro through every battle.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2003

    Glen-a reader

    I read the whole series in a month; starting with this one then the next, and then working back to the first. Horatio Hornblower is not perfect, but that is what makes him so lovable. The action in this book (even for a land-lubber like me with no knowlege of ships or sea) was so exciting and easily envisioned, that I found my heart pounding so hard I had to put the book down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2001

    Hotspur Sinks

    The third in the series of the career of Horatio Hornblower. The first two held my interest but this last version left my mind wandering. For continuity's sake, I'll read the next book in the hope that it will be as good as the first two.

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