Hornblower and the Hotspur

Hornblower and the Hotspur

Hornblower Series #3
by C. S. Forester
Trade Paperback, 394 pages
List Price: $15.00 Sale Price: $12.75

Historical Setting: April 1803 - July 1805

The Peace of Amiens is breaking down. Napoleon is building ships and amassing an army just across the Channel. Horatio Hornblower—who, at age twenty-seven, has already distinguished himself as one of the most daring and resourceful officers in the Royal Navy—commands the three-masted Hotspur on a dangerous reconnaissance mission that evolves, as war breaks out, into a series of spectacular confrontations. All the while, the introspective young commander struggles to understand his new bride and mother-in-law, his officers and crew, and his own "accursed unhappy temperament"—matters that trouble him more, perhaps, that any of Bonaparte's cannonballs.

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FLAWS: Violence, mild language
Summary: Recently married to a woman he doesn't love, Hornblower tangles with a better-armed ship and has ample opportunity to display his sailing and fighting skills.

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