Commodore Hornblower

Paperback | April 1, 1989

byC. S. Forester

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These thrilling tales of high-seas adventure in the Napoleonic era, which Winston Churchill found "vastly entertaining" and Ernest Hemingway recommended to "every literate I know", are being eagerly embraced by a new generation of readers. Back Bay takes pleasure in reissuing these classic tales in handsome new trade paperback editions.
-- The Hornblower renaissance is in full sail with a nearly tenfold increase in sales: more than I5O, OOO Hornblower books sold in the first six months of 1999.
-- The A&E television network's series of original movies based on Hornblower's adventures have been tremendously successful -- praised by critics, enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of viewers, and winner of the Emmy Award for best miniseries.
-- Two new movies will be premiering in the spring on A&E.
-- Readers and booksellers who admire Patrick O'Brian's novels delight in discovering this "new" series of nautical adventure stories.

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These thrilling tales of high-seas adventure in the Napoleonic era, which Winston Churchill found "vastly entertaining" and Ernest Hemingway recommended to "every literate I know", are being eagerly embraced by a new generation of readers. Back Bay takes pleasure in reissuing these classic tales in handsome new trade paperback editions...

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:320 pages, 8.38 × 5.4 × 0.93 inPublished:April 1, 1989Publisher:Back Bay Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316289388

ISBN - 13:9780316289382

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 13

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Commodore Hornblower The newly-knighted H. Hornblower is assigned Command of a small fleet on an excursion to the Baltic. Napoleon is threatening Sweden and Russia, the last bastions of defence against his sweep of Europe. Hornblower employs his wits most inventively during encounters at sea, in land battles, and while maneouvering around the Czar and his court. Number 8 in an 11 part series; if you have read and enjoyed the first 7 novels, you will not be disappointed by this one.
Date published: 2000-10-05