Mr Midshipman Hornblower

£8.99

Meet the quiet, gawky, strangely impressive young man, newly commissioned into Nelson’s navy, and sail with him aboard HMS Indefatigable to the Western Atlantic, through a series of dramatic battles and scrapes.

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Join young Horatio Hornblower in the thrilling naval adventure from the author of The Good Shepherd, now a major-motion picture starring Tom Hanks

‘A joyous creation, a perfection in words. Young Hornblower is, simply, one of the most complete creations of character in fiction’ Conn Iggulden, The Independent
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1793, the eve of the Napoleonic Wars, and Midshipman Horatio Hornblower receives his first command . . .

As a seventeen-year-old with a touch of sea sickness, young Horatio Hornblower hardly cuts a dash in His Majesty’s navy.

Yet from the moment he is ordered to board a French merchant ship in the Bay of Biscay and take command of crew and cargo, he proves his seafaring mettle on the waves.

After a character-forming duel, several deadly chases and some dramatic captures and escapes, the young Hornblower is soon forged into a formidable man of the sea.

This is the first of eleven books chronicling the nautical adventures of C. S. Forester’s inimitable hero, Horatio Hornblower.
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‘Absolutely compelling. One of the great masters of narrative’
San Francisco Chronicle

Additional information

Weight 0.223 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.9 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

x, 298

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

823.912 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K