Hornblower in the West Indies (Penguin Fiction)

4.05 avg rating
( 3,588 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780140119435: Hornblower in the West Indies (Penguin Fiction)

1815, the Napoleonic Wars are over. Yet peace continues to elude Horatio Hornblower overseas ... As an admiral struggling to impose order in the chaotic aftermath of the French wars, Horatio Hornblower, Commander-in-chief of His Majesty’s ships and vessels in the West Indies, must still face savage pirates, reckless revolutionaries and a violent hurricane. And while his retirement at half-pay might well be in sight, Hornblower will need every ounce of his rapier wit and quick thinking – not to mention his courage and leadership – to ensure that the lasting peace in Europe reaches the turbulent seas of the West Indies. This is the tenth of eleven books chronicling the adventures of C. S. Forester’s inimitable nautical hero, Horatio Hornblower.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

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.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book

Shipping: 14.64
From Australia to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Forester, C. S.
Published by Penguin Books, London United Kingdom (2006)
ISBN 10: 0140119434 ISBN 13: 9780140119435
New Soft Cover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Hylands Bookshop
(Melbourne, VIC, Australia)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, London United Kingdom, 2006. Soft Cover. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Reprint. 365 pages - 1815, the Napoleonic Wars are over. Yet peace continues to elude Horatio Hornblower overseas . . . As an admiral struggling to impose order in the chaotic aftermath of the French wars, Horatio Hornblower, Commander-in-chief of His Majesty's ships and vessels in the West Indies, must still face savage pirates, reckless revolutionaries and a violent hurricane. And while his retirement at half-pay might well be in sight, Hornblower will need every ounce of his rapier wit and quick thinking - not to mention his courage and leadership - to ensure that the lasting peace in Europe reaches the turbulent seas of the West Indies. This is the tenth of eleven books chronicling the adventures of C. S. Forester's inimitable nautical hero, Horatio Hornblower. Bookseller Inventory # 331795

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 14.64
From Australia to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds