Forester, C.S. Hornblower and the Crisis

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Hornblower and the Crisis

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The final Horatio Hornblower story tells of Napoleon’s plans to invade England …

Set in 1805, Hornblower and the Crisis finds Horatio Hornblower in possession of confidential dispatches from Bonaparte after a vicious hand-to-hand encounter with a French brig. The admiralty rewards Hornblower by sending him on a dangerous espionage mission that will light the powder trail leading to the battle of Trafalgar …

Hornblower and the Crisis was unfinished at the time of Forester’s death, but the author left notes – included here – telling us how the tale would end. Also included are two further stories – Hornblower and the Widow McCool and The Last Encounter – that tell of Hornblower as a very young and very old man, respectively.

This is the final book chronicling the adventures of C. S. Forester’s inimitable nautical hero, Horatio Hornblower.

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About the Author:

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. On the outbreak of war he entered the Ministry of Information and later he sailed with the Royal Navy to collect 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.

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Forester, C.S.
Published by Penguin Books (2006)
ISBN 10: 0141025050 ISBN 13: 9780141025056
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Book Description Penguin Books, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0141025050

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