In this, the tenth volume in C.S. Forester's series of classic naval adventure tales, Horatio Hornblower must rescue a man he knows to be a tyrant from the mutiny of his crew—a dubious chore, but one that leads Hornblower, with the aid of his old love, Marie, to the glorious conclusion of his own battle with Napoleon.
This is the only Hornblower book we have any serious qualms about. In this story, Hornblower is married to Lady Barbara, but has an adulterous affair with Marie. Although this unfortunately does sometimes happen in real life, we of course do not wish to make it appear glamorous. Use caution if your Hornblower reader is a younger one.—Eli Evans
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