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Hornblower and the Hotspur
     

Hornblower and the Hotspur

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by C. S. Forester
 

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April 1803. The Peace of Amiens is breaking down. Napoleon is building ships and amassing an army just across the Channel. Horatio Hornblower-who, at age twenty-seven, has already distinguished himself as one of the most daring and resourceful officers in the Royal Navy-commands the three-masted Hotspur on a dangerous reconnaissance mission that evolves, as war

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April 1803. The Peace of Amiens is breaking down. Napoleon is building ships and amassing an army just across the Channel. Horatio Hornblower-who, at age twenty-seven, has already distinguished himself as one of the most daring and resourceful officers in the Royal Navy-commands the three-masted Hotspur on a dangerous reconnaissance mission that evolves, as war breaks out, into a series of spectacular confrontations. All the while, the introspective young commander struggles to understand his new bride and mother-in-law, his officers and crew, and his own "accursed unhappy temperament"-matters that trouble him more, perhaps, than any of Bonaparte's cannonballs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316290463
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
11/01/1998
Series:
Horatio Hornblower Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
113,526
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.00(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 and the Hotspur 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
GeoffSmock More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Forrester continues to provide lively action with a true sense of realism.
U-M More than 1 year ago
This is one of my husband's favorite series, and his copies were wearing out.
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Is happy :)
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Patrick58 More than 1 year ago
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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Jamie36 More than 1 year ago
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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