Hornblower During the Crisis

Hornblower During the Crisis

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by C. S. Forester
     
 

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Although unfinished at the time of C. S. Forester's death, Hornblower During the Crisis delivers a full measure of action at sea-the hallmark of this incomparably exciting series of historical adventures. On the threshold of securing his first post as captain, Hornblower finds himself forced by the exigencies of war to fight alongside a man whom he has

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Although unfinished at the time of C. S. Forester's death, Hornblower During the Crisis delivers a full measure of action at sea-the hallmark of this incomparably exciting series of historical adventures. On the threshold of securing his first post as captain, Hornblower finds himself forced by the exigencies of war to fight alongside a man whom he has unintentionally helped to court-martial. And for the first time Hornblower assents to engaging in espionage in his efforts to bring victory and glory to England in the Napoleonic Wars. This extant fragment of Forester's final Hornblower novel is followed by the author's notes regarding the novel's conclusion. Also included in this volume are two stories-"Hornblower's Temptation" and "The Last Encounter"-that depict the great sea dog Hornblower in his youth and old age, respectively.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316289443
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
04/18/1990
Series:
Horatio Hornblower Series, #7
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
136,573
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

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.

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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Hornblower During the Crisis 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you love action and adventure books then Hornblower During the Crisis would be the book for you. I am one who loves action and I loved this book. In it Hornblower is leaving his ship to set sail on another ship headed for London where he could be promoted to captain. They also have to deal with many hardships on the way including some tough casualties. One of my favorite quotes was, ¿We¿ve settled it,¿ said Baddlestone's voice. ¿Where¿s Meadows?¿ croaked Hornblower his throat still dry with tension. ¿He¿s a goner,¿ answered Baddlestone with a wave of his arm. That was one of my favorite quotes because that is where you learned of the gruesome ending that befell Meadows. In the middle of the crews journey to London they catch sight of an enemy French ship behind them. It has 3 times the men and much better weaponry. It is also gaining on them fast. Hornblower debates with the two captains on board on what action to take. They then decide in the end to take the initiative and board the French ship to try to catch them by surprise. So Hornblower and his men get ready to try to take down a force three times their size. Odds were against them but they had the element of surprise so they valiantly prepared for battle. This was one of the most suspenseful parts for me and I was dying to see the outcome. Hornblower During the Crisis is a great book for action and adventure lovers. A problem with it is that the author died while still writing this book so they had to take different parts of stories that the author had used for short stories in between big novels to connect them together and used them to complete Hornblower During the Crisis. So considering this you can understand why the book is as unclear and confusing as it is. At times it is hard to follow and I had to turn back to see if I had missed something or hadn¿t read something. It was hard to understand what the characters were discussing many times. For this reason I would recommend it for ages 12 and up otherwise younger kids would get lost and wouldn¿t understand it. It is confusing at parts when Hornblower gets sent on a spy mission and suddenly it skips over years of training and just summarizes them for you so it takes a while for you to catch up to the story. At another point, Hornblower¿s ship is boarded by another British crew and the other crew forces themselves on and they even don¿t deny that it is piracy. Though later in the story the other crew never becomes enemies with Hornblower and they don¿t really do anything else except fight alongside Hornblower. It was confusing because I thought they were evil but it turns out they don¿t get in trouble or anything. Though if you do like to read and you like action and adventure then I highly suggest you read Hornblower During the Crisis and the other volumes in this series too.
LillyParksONBooks More than 1 year ago
Another great story in the Hornblower series! Highly recommend.
Jamie36 More than 1 year ago
I bought these for my best friend. He loves them and reads them so fats. Great series. Wish there was more of them, easy gifts for him!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The novel was not finished due the death of the author, but still has all the flavor that you expect from the Hornblower series. Because the storyline just gets through the setup prior to Hornblower going into the action, you need to fill in the ending with your own imagination based on the flavor of all the Hornblower novels and the author notes that follow the setup. Because the book does not tie into any novels that follow in the series, you could read it anytime after the #3 novel in the series. Read it when you have a short bit of time that needs to be filled and you want just a little more Hornblower.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Where is beat to quarters & ship of the line for nook? B & N has this unfinished work an not two of the best Hornblower books.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This started out really good. I just wish the author would have been around long enough to finish the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Morning!!!!