Ship Of The Line

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Captain Horatio Hornblower has been handed his first ship of the line. Though the 74-gun HMS Sutherland is ‘the ugliest and least desirable two-decker in the Navy’ and a crew shortage means he must recruit 250 landlubbers, Hornblower knows that by the time they reach the Catalonian coast every seaman will do his duty.

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A Horatio Hornblower Tale of the Sea

May, 1810 – and thirty-nine-year-old Captain Horatio Hornblower has been handed his first ship of the line . . .

Though the seventy-four-gun HMS Sutherland is ‘the ugliest and least desirable two-decker in the Navy’ and a crew shortage means he must recruit two hundred and fifty landlubbers, Hornblower knows that by the time Sutherland and her squadron reach the blockaded Catalonian coast every seaman will do his duty. But with daring raids against the French army and navy to be made, it will take all Hornblower’s seamanship – and stewardship – to steer a steady course to victory and home . . .

This is the sixth of eleven books chronicling the adventures of C. S. Forester’s inimitable nautical hero, Horatio Hornblower.

‘I recommend Forester to every literate I know’ Ernest Hemingway

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Weight 0.234 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

vii, 316

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

823.912 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K