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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.

Young Hornblower

Young Hornblower

Three Complete Novels: Mr. Midshipman Hornblower, Lieutenant Hornblower, Hornblower and the Atropos

  • Author: Cecil Scott Forester
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Adventure stories
  • Page: 672
  • View: 369
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At age 17, Horatio Hornblower embarks upon the career which will eventually carry him into a dozen major campaigns during the Napoleonic wars.

The Seaforth Bibliography

The Seaforth Bibliography

A Guide to More Than 4000 Works on British Naval History 55BC – 1815

  • Author: Eugene Rasor
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • ISBN: 1473812399
  • Category: History
  • Page: 900
  • View: 2036
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This remarkable work is a comprehensive historiographical and bibliographical survey of the most important scholarly and printed materials about the naval and maritime history of England and Great Britain from the earliest times to 1815. More than 4,000 popular, standard and official histories, important articles in journals and periodicals, anthologies, conference, symposium and seminar papers, guides, documents and doctoral theses are covered so that the emphasis is the broadest possible. But the work is far, far more than a listing. The works are all evaluated, assessed and analysed and then integrated into an historical narrative that makes the book a hugely useful reference work for student, scholar, and enthusiast alike. It is divided into twenty-one chapters which cover resource centres, significant naval writers, pre-eminent and general histories, the chronological periods from Julius Caesar through the Vikings, Tudors and Stuarts to Nelson and Bligh, major naval personalities, warships, piracy, strategy and tactics, exploration, discovery and navigation, archaeology and even naval fiction. Quite simply, no-one with an interest and enthusiasm for naval history can afford to be without this book at their side.

Lord Hornblower

Lord Hornblower

  • Author: C. S. Forester
  • Publisher: Back Bay Books
  • ISBN: 9780316289436
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 336
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The Hornblower Novels of C. S. Forester Mr. Midshipman Hornblower Lieutenant Hornblower Hornblower and the Hotspur Hornblower During the Crisis Hornblower and the Atropos Beat to Quarters Ship of the Line Flying Colours Commodore Hornblower Lord Hornblower Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies Weary of the war that he has waged nearly his entire life, Hornblower finds himself assigned an especially dangerous and dubious new task: to rescue a man he knows to be a tyrant from the mutiny of his crew in the Bay of the Seine. This risky adventure, coinciding with reports that the tide of war may be turning-as Wellington has swept over the Pyrenees and the Russians have reached the Rhine-propels Hornblower toward the heart of the French Empire, toward a fateful reunion with old friends, and toward the harrowing but glorious conclusion of his own battle with Napoleon.

Something about the Author

Something about the Author

  • Author: Anne Commire
  • Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 9780810300941
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 272
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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.