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C.S. Forester's Mr. Midshipman Hornblower 1951


Title: Mr. Midshipman Hornblower
Author: C. S. Forester
Publisher: The Reprint Society
Publication Date: 1951
Format: Hardback
Condition: This book is in good condition for its age other than some minor signs of wear. In dust-jacket, slightly discoloured due to age, age spots around text-block, otherwise clean pages.

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Reader's note

A beautiful blue vintage 1951 edition of C.S. Forester's Mr. Midshipman Hornblower. Here we meet Horatio Hornblower, a young man of 17, in this first volume of what becomes an eleven volume set about the career of this British Naval officer fighting against Napoleon and his tyranny of Europe as an inexperienced midshipman in January 1794. Bullied and forced into a duel, he takes an even chance. And then he has many more chances to show his skills and ingenuities - from sailing a ship full of wetted and swelling rice to imprisonment and saving the lives of shipwrecked sailors. And along the way, he fights galleys, feeds cattle, stays out of the way of the guillotine, and makes friends with a Duchess. Here Hornblower becomes a man and develops the strength of character which will make him a hero to his men, and to all England. Read on in this gem among a bounty of stunning vintage books and classic novels on our online used bookstore.