|Hornblower and the Hotspur (1962) [Novel]|
by C.S. Forester
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Series: Horatio Hornblower
(From the publisher):
April 1803. The Peace of Amiens is breaking down. Napoleon is building ships and amassing an army just across the channel. Horatio Hornblower -- who, at age twenty-seven, has already distinguished himself as one of the most daring and resourceful officers in the Royal Navy -- commands the three-masted Hotspur on a dangerous reconnaissance mission that evolves, as war breaks out, into a series of spectacular confrontations. All the while, the introspective young commander struggles to understand his new bride and mother-in-law, his officers and crew, and his own "accursed unhappy temperament" -- matters that trouble him more, perhaps, than any of Bonaparte's cannonballs.
Original title: Hornblower and the Hotspur
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Military and Naval Adventure
Fiction→ Historical→ European→ 19th Century
Fiction→ Historical→ European→ British Isles→ England