Mr Midshipman Hornblower

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Publisher Description

Join young Horatio Hornblower in the thrilling naval adventure from the author of The Good Shepherd, now a major-motion picture starring Tom Hanks

'A joyous creation, a perfection in words. Young Hornblower is, simply, one of the most complete creations of character in fiction' Conn Iggulden, The Independent
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1793, the eve of the Napoleonic Wars, and Midshipman Horatio Hornblower receives his first command . . .

As a seventeen-year-old with a touch of sea sickness, young Horatio Hornblower hardly cuts a dash in His Majesty's navy.

Yet from the moment he is ordered to board a French merchant ship in the Bay of Biscay and take command of crew and cargo, he proves his seafaring mettle on the waves.

After a character-forming duel, several deadly chases and some dramatic captures and escapes, the young Hornblower is soon forged into a formidable man of the sea.

This is the first of eleven books chronicling the nautical adventures of C. S. Forester's inimitable hero, Horatio Hornblower.
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'Absolutely compelling. One of the great masters of narrative'
San Francisco Chronicle

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2006
5 October
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Books Ltd
SELLER
Penguin Books Limited
SIZE
904.3
KB

Customer Reviews

Aussiecatwoman ,

Ah Hornblower. A welcome blast from the past

Having read Hornblower as a child it is delightful to come and we visit him, particularly so after watching the television movies about Hornblower. You can now put a face to the name. I was a little disappointed there wasn’t more mention of the crew because I really got to like the crew especially Matthews but still it’s a fantastic read. But because it’s different it’s like reading a bit of a new book, same characters but slightly different scenarios

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