Mr. Midshipman Hornblower

Mr. Midshipman Hornblower

Hornblower Series #1
by C. S. Forester
Trade Paperback, 310 pages
Price: $16.99

Historical Setting: June 1794 - March 1798

During the eve of the Napoleonic Wars, Horatio Hornblower, a seventeen-year-old boy unschooled in seafaring and the ways of seamen, is ordered to board a French merchant ship and take command of crew and cargo for the glory of England. Though not an unqualified success, this first naval adventure teaches the young midshipman enough to launch him on a series of increasingly glorious exploits. This novel—in which young Horatio gets his sea legs, proves his mettle, and shows the makings of the legend he will become—is the first of the eleven swashbuckling Hornblower tales that are today regarded as classic adventure stories of the sea.

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FLAWS: Fighting and violence, mild language
Summary: The early adventures of a very young Hornblower presented in a series of short stories that involve everything from sword fights to intense games of whist.

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