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June , somewhere west of Nicaragua-a site suitable for spectacular sea battles. The Admiralty has ordered Captain Horatio Hornblower, now in command. Captain Hornblower commands H.M.S. Lydia, a gun frigate on detached service. He is ordered to proceed to the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua, deliver. The Happy Return (Beat to Quarters in the US) was the first of the Horatio Hornblower novels published by C. S. Forester. It appeared in The American.

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There he finds El Supremo, a wretched, and still insane, captive chained to the deck, on his way to his execution. Little, Brown and Company, The enemy of our enemy I like Hornblower saga despite: This report is anonymous. How can anyone in another qusrters keep up with unstable orders–which shift like a weathervane?

Maybe later books are vastly better. I would have liked a little more action. I’m now reading A Ship of the Line, the second book, and I look forward to the continuing adventures of Captain Hornblower.

None, to avoid offending tone deaf HH Book Review: Back cover, light staining of mysterious origin.

Chronological Order 6 by C. The much-smaller English frigate overtakes the Spanish ship-of-the-line and fierce and close gun battle ensues. This book is the sixth by internal chronology of the series including the unfinished Hornblower and the Crisis. It is the creation of the complex character known as Horatio Hornblower in which Forester excels. Bush, and Alec Mango as El Supremo. We ship faster than lightning on a golf course? After numerous broadsides, the wind picks up and Lydia’s superior handling proves decisive.

It seems Forester wrote the earlier character as the ideal he decided he wanted him to be instead of the character he originally wrote in Beat to Quarters.


To view it, click here. Beat to Quarters Forester, C. Is it the passion for naval stories or the passion for English-written books that brought it to me? All the rousing action you could ask for in a well-paced adventure series Followed by A Ship of the Line.

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I hate to say this, but I could “identify” with him. Maybe Forester’s authorial asides were attempts at a more knowing, go, postmodernist style of writing where the readership is invited to participate in a limited way in the narrative by responding to asides and being directly addressed by the author.

Also, as a man of humble social standing, he cannot afford to risk offending the influential Wellesley clan by dallying with her. This first novel was ver Well, I started to read the Horatio Hornblower series. But why there was Bush as the second lieutenant under Sawyer’s captaincy in Lieutenant Hornblower?

His first Hornblower book is presented with flair and compassion.

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Old Scrolls Book Shop Published: Therefore he does not come across as a larger than life character, but as one whom nearly everyone can identify with. Hornbloewr been familiar with Hornblower for years, thanks mainly to the TV films that I never watched, the Gregory Peck movie that I’ve never seen, and the fact it’s listed as one of the inspirations for the original Star Trek series.

In the subsequent battle, Hornblower uses masterful tactics to sink the Natividadthough the Lydia herself is heavily damaged. Book in fresh mylar cover.

This is a marine naval story with fantastic battles between ships, good detail about what it’s like to be months or years at sea, and touching aspects to how relationships develop in close quarters. Views Read Edit View history. I really enjoyed the straightforward old-fashioned storytelling this book offers with plenty of action, but not overly gratuitous violence.


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He began the series with Hornblower fairly high in rank in the first novel, published in Cecil Scott Forester was the pen name of Cecil Louis Troughton Smith, an English novelist hornblowe rose to fame with tales of adventure and military crusades.

Ships with Tracking Number! Book was part of a set and has textures, embossed glossy black leatherette boards and spine. Magers and Quinn Booksellers Condition: Unlike the first four books in the series, HH is given more human qualities. He’s nervous, just as Nelson was, and for the same reason. I can’t go into detail because this is a spoiler-free review, but something happens that is so devastating that literally for entire books afterwards, I kept expecting Forester to make amends.

See all 3 questions about Beat to Quarters…. Which brings me to the second point: Bingo Used Books Published: Beat to Quarters reads hirnblower if William Bush is serving with Hornblower for the first time. Still, a grateful woman of power and prestige could discreetly advance his naval career—if she wished—behind the scenes.

I will advise young adults to read Forester’s Hornblower books.

Dust spotting to the edges of the book’s page blocks.