Beat to Quarters

Paperback | September 1, 1985

byC. S. Forester

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"Before there was Patrick O'Brian, there was C. S. Forester, " said the Wall Street Journal in a recent review that described the eleven-volume series of Horatio Hornblower novels as "spellbinding."

This epic saga of turmoil and triumph on the high seas, which recounts the exploits of one of the most daring and resourceful officers in the Royal Navy as he wrestles with his own "accursed unhappy temperament" and as he sails valiantly into battle after battle against Napoleon's forces, has delighted millions of readers since the series debuted in 1938.

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"Before there was Patrick O'Brian, there was C. S. Forester, " said the Wall Street Journal in a recent review that described the eleven-volume series of Horatio Hornblower novels as "spellbinding."This epic saga of turmoil and triumph on the high seas, which recounts the exploits of one of the most daring and resourceful officers in t...

Born Cecil Louis Troughton Smith on August 27, 1899, in Cairo, Egypt, where his father was a government official, C. S. Forester grew up mainly in England. He was educated at Dulwich College, studying medicine briefly before decidint to become a writer. Forester moved to the United States before the start of World War II, and lived in ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.26 × 5.53 × 0.78 inPublished:September 1, 1985Publisher:Back Bay BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316289329

ISBN - 13:9780316289320

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 13

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