Beat to Quarters

Beat to Quarters

Hornblower Series #6
by C. S. Forester
Trade Paperback, 273 pages
List Price: $15.00 Sale Price: $12.75

Historical Setting: June - October 1808

The Admiralty has ordered Captain Horatio Hornblower, now in command of the thirty-six-gun HMS Lydia, to form an alliance against the Spanish colonial government with an insane Spanish landowner; 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. A daunting enough set of orders—even if the married captain were not woefully distracted by the passenger he is obliged to take on in Panama: Lady Barbara Wellesley.

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FLAWS: Fighting/violence, mild language, desired adultery
Summary: Capt. Hornblower, in one of his most action-packed adventures, fights the Spaniards, evades court-martial, and falls for a woman who's not his wife.

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