Hornblower And The Atropos by C. S. Forester

Hornblower And The Atropos

byC. S. Forester

Paperback | April 1, 1985

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In the wake of a humbling incident aboard a canal boat in the Cotswolds, young Captain Horatio Hornblower arrives in London to take command of the Atropos, a 22-gun sloop barely large enough to require a captain. Her first assignment under Hornblower's command is as flagship for the funeral procession of Lord Nelson. Soon Atropos is part of the Mediterranean Fleet's harassment of Napoleon, recovering treasure that lies deep in Turkish waters and boldly challenging a Spanish frigate several times her size. At the center of each adventure is Hornblower, Forester's most inspired creation, whose blend of cautious preparation and spirited execution dazzles friend and foe alike.

About The Author

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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Title:Hornblower And The AtroposFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.22 × 5.47 × 0.94 inPublished:April 1, 1985Publisher:Back Bay Books

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ISBN - 10:0316289299

ISBN - 13:9780316289290

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"Hornblower was never in better form. . . . Forester to a superlative degree has the ability to convey the spray, the color, the wind, and the men molded by the sea".

-- San Francisco Chronicle