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Hornblower and the Atropos

Hornblower and the Atropos

  • Author: C.S. Forester
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141959193
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
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1805, and Hornblower is both humbled and honoured in quick succession . . . After near disaster on board a canal barge, Horatio Hornblower is given his first assignment as Captain, taking charge of the Atropos, a 22-gun sloop that will act as flagship for the funeral procession of Lord Nelson. Soon the Atropos is part of the Mediterranean fleet's assault upon Napoleon, and Captain Hornblower must execute a bold and daring salvage operation for buried treasure lying deep in Turk waters. Under the guns of a suspicious port captain and the threat of a Spanish frigate more than double Atropos's size, Hornblower must steer his ship unscathed and triumphant. . . This is the fourth of eleven books chronicling the adventures of C.S. Forester's inimitable nautical hero, Horation Hornblower.

Captain Hornblower R.N.

Captain Hornblower R.N.

Hornblower and the 'Atropos', The Happy Return, A Ship of the Line

  • Author: C.S. Forester
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141959150
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 576
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Follow the thrilling and exciting adventures of Horatio Hornblower's life at sea in the Royal Navy, in these three classic stories. Hornblower and the Atropos Skippering the flagship for Nelson's funeral on the Thames is not Hornblower's idea of thrilling action. But soon his orders come, and he sets sail for the Mediterranean in the Atropos. Battle, storm, shipwreck, disease - what were the chances that he would never come back again? The Happy Return Hornblower sails the South American waters and comes face to face with a mad, messianic revolutionary in this gripping adventure. A Ship of the Line Commando raids, hurricanes at sea, the glowering menace of Napoleon's onshore gun batteries - Hornblower must deal with them all as he sails his ship to the Spanish station.

Hornblower and the Atropos

Hornblower and the Atropos

  • Author: Cecil Scott Forester
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 9780141025049
  • Category: Great Britain
  • Page: 365
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1805, and Hornblower is both humbled and honoured in quick succession . . . After near disaster on board a canal barge, Horatio Hornblower is given his first assignment as Captain, taking charge of the Atropos, a 22-gun sloop that will act as flagship for the funeral procession of Lord Nelson. Soon the Atropos is part of the Mediterranean fleet's assault upon Napoleon, and Captain Hornblower must execute a bold and daring salvage operation for buried treasure lying deep in Turk waters. Under the guns of a suspicious port captain and the threat of a Spanish frigate more than double Atropos's size, Hornblower must steer his ship unscathed and triumphant . . . This is the fourth of eleven books chronicling the adventures of C.S. Forester's inimitable nautical hero, Horatio Hornblower.

C.S. Forester and the Hornblower Saga

C.S. Forester and the Hornblower Saga

  • Author: Sanford V. Sternlicht
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • ISBN: 9780815606215
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 177
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The recent A&E production of the adventures of Horatio Hornblower makes this newly revised edition of Sanford Sternlicht's full-length biographical and critical study of G. S. Forester and the Hornblower Saga that much more important. The book focuses on the writing, character models, historical background, and nautical veracity of the novels and stories that created for Forester a world-wide readership. Sternlicht includes little-known facts about Forester's background, his days in Hollywood as a screenwriter, and the genesis of the models for the major characters in the Saga -- many of whom were friends and acquaintances of Forester's. Sternlicht discusses extensively the research and writing techniques Forester used in his depiction of naval warfare and specific campaigns and actions of the Napoleonic period with actual procedures, events, and outcomes. In addition, Sternlicht offers readings and historical background to Forester's two other great historical novels, The African Queen and The General.

Encyclopedia of the British Novel

Encyclopedia of the British Novel

  • Author: Victoria Gaydosik
  • Publisher: Infobase Learning
  • ISBN: 1438140681
  • Category: LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Page: N.A
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Provides an alphabetical guide to British authors, novels, literary themes and more from the early seventeenth century through the late twentieth century.

Something about the Author

Something about the Author

Facts and Pictures about Contemporary Authors and Illustrators of Books for Young People

  • Author: Anne Commire
  • Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 9780810300941
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 257
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Provides biographical information on the men and women who write and illustrate children's books

Twentieth-century Literary Criticism

Twentieth-century Literary Criticism

  • Author: Gale Research Company
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literature, Modern
  • Page: N.A
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Excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers and other creative writers who lived between 1900 and 1960, from the first published critical appraisals to current evaluations.

Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Authors

A Bio-Biblographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Nonfiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures, Television, and Other Fields

  • Author: Gale Group,Ann Evory,Pamela Dear
  • Publisher: Gale Cengage
  • ISBN: 9780787630935
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 500
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In response to the escalating need for up-to-date information on writers, Contemporary Authors(r) New Revision Series brings researchers the most recent data on the world's most-popular authors. These exciting and unique author profiles are essential to your holdings because sketches are entirely revised and up-to-date, and completely replace the original Contemporary Authors(r) entries. For your convenience, a soft-cover cumulative index is sent biannually