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Admiral Hornblower By C.S. Forester

Admiral Hornblower by C.S. Forester

Condition - Very Good
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Summary

Combines seafaring tales about Horatio Hornblower, namely: "Flying Colours", "The Commodore", "Lord Hornblower" and "Hornblower in the West Indies".

Admiral Hornblower Summary

Admiral Hornblower: Flying Colours, The Commodore, Lord Hornblower, Hornblower in the West Indies by C.S. Forester

An omnibus edition compromising of four C S Forester's classic seafaring tales about Horatio Hornblower, namely: Flying Colours, The Commodore, Lord Hornblower and Hornblower in the West Indies.

About C.S. Forester

C. S. Forester was born in Cairo in 1899, where his father was stationed as a government official. He studied medicine at Guy's Hospital and, after leaving Guy's without a degree, he turned to writing as a career.

His first success was Payment Deferred, a novel written at the age of twenty-four and later dramatized and filmed with Charles Laughton in the leading role. In 1932 Forester was offered a Hollywood contract, and from then until 1939 he spent thirteen weeks of every year in America.

On the outbreak of war he entered the Ministry of Information and later he sailed with the Royal Navy to collect the material for The Ship. He made a voyage to the Bering Sea to gather material for a similar book on the United States Navy, and it was during this trip that he was stricken with arteriosclerosis, a disease which left him crippled. However, he continued to write and in the Hornblower novels created the most renowned sailor in contemporary fiction. He died in 1966.

Additional information

GOR001365325
9780140119404
014011940X
Admiral Hornblower: Flying Colours, The Commodore, Lord Hornblower, Hornblower in the West Indies by C.S. Forester
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1990-05-31
768
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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