C.S.Forester's series of Hornblower books, has achieved world-wide cult status among aficionados of the age of fighting sail. Horatio Hornblower was the central character in C.S. Forester's series of twelve novels set in the age of fighting sail when Britannia ruled the waves. In this fictional biography of Hornblower, Cecil Northcote Parkinson chronicles the rise to eminence of a young Royal Navy officer, from midshipman in 1794 to revered admiral of the fleet in 1847. It is a powerful evocation of life at sea in a British man o'war during the Napoleonic period and is unique in its authenticity and attention to detail.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1973. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140035850