Mr Midshipman Hornblower

Mr Midshipman Hornblower

Book - 1953 | Greenwich ed.
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'Hornblower fired. There was a small cloud of smoke, but no bang. This is death, he thought. My pistol was the unloaded one.' But Horatio Hornblower does not die. He survives the duel with Simpson, learns to overcome his seasickness, and goes on to risk his life many times over. It is 1793, Britain is at war with France, and life on a sailing ship of war is hard and dangerous. But the hardest battles are fought by Hornblower within himself. This is the first of eleven books chronicling the adventures of C.S. Forester's inimitable nautical hero, Horatio Hornblower.
Publisher: London : Joseph, 1953.
Edition: Greenwich ed.
Branch Call Number: ADVENTURE
Characteristics: 277 p. ;,19 cm.
Alternative Title: Mister Midshipman Hornblower
Series Volume: 1.


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A classic series of historical military adventure, the 'Hornblower Saga' stories are the granddaddy of this genre, and the first book to feature the legendary Horatio Hornblower. This is book one of eleven that follows his journey through the ranks of the British navy in the late 1700s. He sails ... Read More »

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