June, 1808 – and off the Coast of Nicaragua Captain Horatio Hornblower has his hands full …
Now in command of HMS Lydia, a thirty-six-gun frigate, Hornblower has instructions to form an alliance against the Spanish colonies with a mad and messianic revolutionary, El Supremo; to find a water route across the Central American isthmus; and ‘to take, sink, burn or destroy’ the fifty-gun Spanish ship of the line Natividad – or face court-martial. And as if that wasn’t hard enough, Hornblower must also contend with the charms of an unwanted passenger: Lady Barbara Wellesley … This is the fifth of eleven books chronicling the adventures of C. S. Forester’s inimitable nautical hero, Horatio Hornblower.
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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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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 304 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0141027053
Book Description Penguin UK, 2006. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0141027053
Book Description Penguin UK, 2006. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110141027053