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  1. says:

    The classic stories of a Royal Navy captain in the Napoleonic Wars Hornblower is a realistic hero with his own nat

  2. says:

    This book wasn't as good as the first one but I still love the character I find that Horatio is like a real person Usually in adventure books everything goes well for the hero in the end but Hornblowers life is full of failures and it just makes it seem real in a way This book did have some longer parts that were

  3. says:

    Love the Hornblower novels It is interesting how much the character changes based on the order the books were written as well as the continui

  4. says:

    Such a sad ending Great read loved it Old English but worth reading for anyone who loves the age of sail Very sad end

  5. says:

    Not the best Hornblower ones they're fine but nothing too interesting or special kind of just filling the gaps

  6. says:

    Fantastic Starting the next one tonight Hornblower isn't uite so clean cut and virtuous in the books so far

  7. says:

    Excellent I have read this and the whole series several times Forrester is in my opinion the best writer of this gendra Hea

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    With every book i grew fonder and fonder of our little complex ridden Sea Captain It is almost funny how much trouble and strive he can go through and still think of himself as a cowardly loser who cannot do anything right and even has to go through the next best thing to a vow of silence to not invite his subordinates to run over him and his sparse authority Yet every sailor and Officer we get to see is almo

  9. says:

    First things first Since I'm reading the book in chronological order From Midshipman to Admiral rather than in the order they were published in

  10. says:

    More fascinating adventure as Hornblower takes on his own independent commandsThe stories emphasise the lonliness of command and the sense of responsibility he feels for those under himThere are some fascinating insights into Naval history from what is clearly a well researched book Unlike O'Brien Forrester seems to concentrate o

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Captain Hornblower Hornblower and the Atropos The Happy Return; A Ship of the Line

Face with a mad messianic revolutionary in this gripping adventure A Ship of the Line Commando raids hurricanes at sea the glowering menace of Napoleon's onshore gun batteries Hornblower must deal with them all as he sails his ship to the Spanish stati. With every book i grew fonder and fonder of our little complex ridden Sea Captain It is almost funny how much trouble and strive he can go through and still think of himself as a cowardly loser who cannot do anything right and even has to go through the next best thing to a vow of silence to not invite his subordinates to run over him and his sparse authority Yet every sailor and Officer we get to see is almost worshipping the ground on which he stands walsk and sleeps or the planks that serve the same purposes Talk about interior shizophreniaAnd strangely as i had been forewarned from other recensions that the older books were vastly different from the modern style of Forester s later works i liked his slightly overflanderized self in the two first books CSF had written about Hornblower even than what he seemed to be in Atropus And though the unlucky romance subplot of the Happy ReturnBeat to uarters would have been better if all the later developments had found themselves in this pages and his marriage would have been a constant theme during the time of his growing affection for the lady TRhat would have made an already good story near perfect in my eyesFinally Ship of the line is a bit of a weird hybrid on the one hand Hornblower is given a honest to god twodecker but then he is sent on missions that seem like the daily bread of a large frigate disrupting the costal merchants damage some of the guarding forts if possible and wreak as much havok as possible Of course this makes much of the storyarc better comparable to the later written books about his earlier career where he had exactly the right ship for such a role but it smacks a bit of auctorial highhandedness to NOT use him in some blockade fleet or otherThe only element that puts this decision into a favorable light is the fulminant finale of the volume where his ship is put into a damned if i do damned if i don t situation and Hornblowers interior conflict completely supports and augments the rest of the action driving everything into a frenzied and thrilling climax that perfectly closes the book with a major cliffhanger even when it was written for a single novel and not the omnibus we ve got here nowLots of ship maneuvres artillery in action and the day to day life aboard a britisch warship fitting right around the strange occurences the special career of Post Captain of less than three years of seniority Horatio Hornblower make this a memorable read and a wonderful painting of the war 200 years ago Including shipboy pulp during every combat situation and lots of limbs lost And once even almost a VIP carcass What can a reader want

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Follow the thrilling and exciting adventures of Horatio Hornblower's life at sea in the Royal Navy in these three classic stories Hornblower and the Atropos Skippering the flagship for Nelson's funeral on the Thames is not Hornblower's idea of thrilling. The classic stories of a Royal Navy captain in the Napoleonic Wars Hornblower is a realistic hero with his own natural flaws and these novels are excellent They are of their time so expect some unfortunately racist and sexist terms and phrases but it s not too bad considering I guess Or at least the Spanish get the worst of itIt s also unfortunately evident that Atropos was written long after the other two novels though they are chronologically set afterwards but I don t expect many would notice this too muchDefinitely worth a read for fans of the nautical Age of Sail genre

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Action But soon his orders come and he sets sail for the Mediterranean in the Atropos Battle storm shipwreck disease what were the chances that he would never come back again The Happy Return Hornblower sails the South American waters and comes face to. Not the best Hornblower ones they re fine but nothing too interesting or special kind of just filling the gaps

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  • Captain Hornblower Hornblower and the Atropos The Happy Return; A Ship of the Line
  • C.S. Forester
  • English
  • 10 April 2019
  • 9780140081770

About the Author: C.S. Forester

Cecil Scott Forester was the pen name of Cecil Louis Troughton Smith an English novelist who rose to fame with tales of adventure and military crusades His most notable works were the 11 book Horatio Hornblower series about naval warfare during the Napoleonic era and The African ueen 1935; filmed in 1951 by John Huston His novels A Ship of the Line and Flying Colours were jointly awarded t