Flying Colours

Flying Colours

by C. S. Forester

Paperback(Revised)

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316289399
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 04/05/1989
Series: Horatio Hornblower Series , #8
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 103,530
Product dimensions: 8.06(w) x 5.48(h) x 0.73(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

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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Flying Colours 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ebooks jumps from book 5 to book 8. I am not happy. And proofread
AJBraithwaite on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a nostalgia read. I read and re-read this as a teenager and loved it: easily my favourite Hornblower book because of its ending. It was odd to read it again as a mature person. I found Hornblower less admirable than I did as a teen. Perhaps because his moodiness seems so selfish. In fact, he generally comes across as very selfish in this book: taking advantage of poor Marie and generally assuming that everyone will fall in love with him. Funny how one's own maturity affects one's liking for and tolerance for a character. I was one of Hornblower's conquests as a teenager, but am not sure that the love affair has lasted for me.Rating the book on its nostalgia value. Though I'm sure the teenaged me would have given it a 5.
5hrdrive on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Brilliant. Couldn't put it down. I seldom recall being as satisfied, and happy, at the conclusion of a book.
Homechicken on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a rousing chronicle of Hornblower's escape from being a French prisoner, his lengthy journey through France back to England, his growing relationship with Mr. Bush, and his infidelity to his wife and "mistress." Overall, I must say Hornblower is a complicated character, and interesting to read about, but he becomes a might predictable in his self-deprecating thoughts and actions.Despite all his hardships, Hornblower returns to England to find several surprises awaiting him. I'll leave it to you to find them out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have this book in hard copy and electronic for easy retreads!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best fighting sail novels ever written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is gonna be great...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Where is beat to quarters as ship of the line??? Why do the third book in the Captain Horatio Hornblower series without the more important first two?
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jcrawford69 More than 1 year ago
Doesn't work with NOOK COLOR. B&N knows, but still has it for purchase.
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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.