Hornblower and the Atropos

Hornblower and the Atropos

by C. S. Forester

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Overview

Hornblower leads a ship into the Mediterranean in this "intense and exciting" installment (New York Times) of C. S. Forester's beloved naval adventure saga.



In the wake of a humbling incident aboard a canal boat in the Cotswolds, young Captain Horatio Hornblower arrives in London to take command of the Atropos, a 22-gun sloop barely large enough to require a captain. Her first assignment under Hornblower's command is as flagship for the funeral procession of Lord Nelson.


Soon Atropos is part of the Mediterranean Fleet's harassment of Napoleon, recovering treasure that lies deep in Turkish waters and boldly challenging a Spanish frigate several times her size. At the center of each adventure is Hornblower, Forester's most inspired creation, whose blend of cautious preparation and spirited execution dazzles friend and foe alike.


"I find Hornblower admirable, vastly entertaining." —Winston Churchill

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316289290
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 04/30/1985
Series: Horatio Hornblower Series , #5
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 98,191
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

C. S. Forester (1899-1966) wrote many highly acclaimed novels, including the eleven-volume Hornblower saga and The African Queen.

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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