Admiral of the Fleet Horatio Hornblower, 1st Baron Hornblower, RN is a fictional protagonist of a series of novels by C. S. Forester, and later the subject of films and television programs. An Admiral of the Fleet or Fleet Admiral is a military Naval officer of the highest rank The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the oldest of the British armed services (and is therefore known as the Senior Service) A novel (from Italian novella, Spanish novela, French nouvelle for "new" "news" or "short story Cecil Scott Forester was the Pen name of Cecil Louis Troughton Smith ( August 27 1899 – April 2, 1966) an English Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic Ernest Hemingway is quoted as saying, "I recommend Forester to everyone literate I know. Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21 1899 — July 2 1961 was an American novelist short-story writer, and Journalist. " 
Hornblower is iconic in Age of Sail traditional naval fiction, and any writer in the genre must deal with comparisons to Forester. The Age of Sail was the period in which International trade and Naval warfare were dominated by Sailing Ships lasting from the 16th to the mid Fiction is the telling of stories which are not real More specifically fiction is an imaginative form of Narrative, one of the four basic Rhetorical modes. There are many parallels between Hornblower and real naval officers of the period, especially Thomas Cochrane and Horatio Nelson. Admiral Lord Sir Thomas Alexander Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, Marquês do Maranhão GCB, RN (14 December Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson 1st Viscount Nelson 1st Duke of Bronté, KB (29 September 1758– 21 October 1805 was a British The name "Horatio" was inspired by the character in William Shakespeare's Hamlet and chosen also because of its association with contemporary figures such as Nelson. Horatio is a character from William Shakespeare 's play Hamlet. William Shakespeare ( baptised Hamlet is a Tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1599 and 1601 Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson 1st Viscount Nelson 1st Duke of Bronté, KB (29 September 1758– 21 October 1805 was a British  (The name Hornblower was probably derived from the American film producer Arthur Hornblow, Jr. who C. Arthur Hornblow Jr ( March 15, 1893 &ndash July 17, 1976) was an American Film producer. S. Forester had been working with prior to writing the first Hornblower novel) At the same time, Forester wrote the body of the works carefully to avoid entanglements with real world history, so Hornblower is always off on another mission when a great naval victory occurs during the Napoleonic Wars; concurrently, whatever he has Hornblower dealing with is usually important too, if less heralded. The Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815 involved Napoleon's French Empire and a shifting set of European allies and opposing coalitions
Forester's original inspiration was an old copy of the Naval Chronicle, which described the effective dates of the Treaty of Ghent. The Treaty of Ghent ( signed on December 24 1814, in Ghent, currently in Belgium, was the peace treaty that ended the War of 1812 Because of the times required to communicate around the world, it was possible for two countries to still be at war in one part of the world after a peace was obtained months before in another. The burdens this placed on captains far from home led him to a character struggling with the stresses of a "man alone". 
The original Hornblower tales, which began with the appearance of a reserved-to-the-point-of-withdrawn Captain on independent duty on a secret mission to the Pacific coast of South America, struck a chord with the public, and subsequent stories were eagerly serialized. The several short story collections date from this appetite by the pre-television public for more about the heroic captain. As counterpoint to hardcore naval discussions, the novel featured a love interest with Lady Barbara Wellesley, who gradually teases Hornblower into a less stiff and reserved character. Subsequent sequels explore the relationship they develop; Forester conveniently has Hornblower's wife Maria die in childbirth to continue the scandalous courtship even when Lady Barbara becomes the spouse of his immediate superior. As the series matured, the two were able to marry and live together comfortably. Hornblower ages gracefully and with a touch of humor now and again performs acts of human kindness against what duty would dictate, in a manner that would have bothered the young Hornblower's conscience to the point of nervous breakdown. Such fine splitting of moral hairs in the end creates a triumphant figure who has risen above and surpasses his early training.
A biography of Hornblower, called The Life and Times of Horatio Hornblower, was published in 1970 by C. Northcote Parkinson. Cyril Northcote Parkinson was a British naval historian and author of some sixty books the most famous of which was his bestseller Parkinson's Law
According to Forester, Hornblower, the son of a doctor, was born on July 4, 1776 (the date of the adoption of the United States Declaration of Independence) in Kent. Events 836 - Pactum Sicardi, peace between the Principality of Benevento and the Duchy of Naples Year 1776 ( MDCCLXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a The United States Declaration of Independence is a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4 1776 announcing that the thirteen American colonies then KENT (1400 AM) is a Radio station broadcasting a Adult Standards/MOR format He was given a classical education, and by the time he joined the Royal Navy at age seventeen, he was well-versed in Greek and Latin. Education encompasses both the Teaching and Learning of Knowledge, proper conduct, and technical competency Greek (el ελληνική γλώσσα or simply el ελληνικά — "Hellenic" is an Indo-European language, spoken today by 15-22 million people mainly Latin ( lingua Latīna, laˈtiːna is an Italic language, historically spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. He was tutored in French by a penniless French émigré and had an aptitude for mathematics, which served him well as a navigator. French ( français,) is a Romance language spoken around the world by 118 million people as a native language and by about 180 to 260 million people A navigator is the person onboard a ship or aircraft responsible for its Navigation.
Described as "unhappy and lonely", Hornblower is chiefly characterised by his reserve, introspection, and self-doubt—at least until particularly difficult feats of seamanship, organisation, or navigation are called for under pressing circumstances, things which few others could do, and fewer still in such combination. He belittles such feats by numerous rationalizations, remembering only his fears—and forgetting he overcame them; diminishing amazing feats of seamanship—apparently unaware of the admiration in which they are regarded by his fellow seamen, while they stand amazed instead — believing that no one could have pulled that off.
He regards himself as cowardly, dishonest, and, at times, disloyal—never crediting his ability to persevere, think rapidly, organize, or cut to the nub of a matter and put such things aside while staying focused on the priority of the moment. His sense of duty, hard work, and a drive to succeed make these imagined negative characteristics undetectable by everyone but him, and being introspective, he blows up petty things beyond reasonable measure to reinforce his poor self image. His introverted nature continually isolates him from the people around him, including his closest friend, William Bush, and his wives never fully understand him. Captain William Bush RN is a fictional character in CS Forester's Horatio Hornblower series He is guarded with nearly everyone and reticent to the point of giving offense, unless the matter is the business of discharging his duty as a Kings' officer, in which case he is clear, decisive, and almost loquacious while giving orders and instructions, as the needs of the exigency demand. His introspection makes him a very self-conscious and lonely man, a characteristic which is displayed even in the short fiction about his career as a midshipman and lieutenant; through most of the books, the enforced isolation of being "The captain" (and later, as Admiral) in the Royal Navy makes him lonelier still.
He suffers from severe chronic seasickness, especially occurring at the beginning of his voyages and for a time was known derisively as the midshipman who was sick (in the excellent sheltered harbour) at Spithead. Seasickness is a form of Motion sickness characterized by a feeling of Nausea and in extreme cases vertigo experienced after spending time on a craft He has an immense reading appetite and can discourse on the works of various contemporary figures of literature and the classics, has mastered the difficult art of celestial navigation and its arcane mathematics to the point that in Lydia he made a perfect landfall while voyaging five months out of sight of land or contact with other ships (an interpretation of his orders to maintain secrecy) and furthermore, plays excellent whist, essentially professionally—a talent which he uses to maintain himself financially from time to time, as when a “not confirmed” field promotion to commander was never confirmed. Whist is a classic trick-taking Card game which was played widely in the 18th and 19th centuries This left him in an unfortunate position of debt to his government, having to pay back the difference in the two salaries; a job he was quite capable of undertaking with the help of his card playing abilities.
He is tone-deaf and finds music an incomprehensible irritant (in a scene in Hotspur he is unable to tell the British and French national anthems from each other), and when Lady Barbara played guitar when long balmy Pacific airs had Lydia becalmed, he kept away from the gaggle of off-duty officers despite longing to mix in. Tone deafness is the lack of Relative pitch, the ability to discriminate between Musical notes Being tone deaf is having difficulty or being unable to A national anthem is a generally patriotic musical composition that evokes and eulogizes the history traditions and struggles of its people recognized either by a nation's He is philosophically opposed to flogging and capital punishment, in many cases when called for by the Articles of war, yet as Captain and Lieutenant had to call men to account knowing such harshness would be the result. Flagellation is the act of whipping (Latin flagellum, "whip" the human body Capital punishment, the death penalty or execution, is the Killing of a person by judicial process as Punishment. While possessing a superb sense of duty—one might say hyper-developed—on occasion he is able to set it aside for his more human and humane component parts underlying the facade of the strict officer—to the extent that in Hornblower and the Hotspur he contrives an escape for his personal steward who would otherwise have been hanged for striking a superior.
Hornblower's early exploits are many and varied. Joining the Royal Navy as a midshipman, he fends off fire ships which interrupt his first (disastrous) examination for promotion to lieutenant. For the fish called midshipman see Midshipman fish. The rank of midshipman is one of the oldest ranks still in existence A fire ship, used in the days of wooden rowed or Sailing ships was a ship filled with combustibles deliberately set on fire and steered (or where possible allowed to drift Lieutenant (abbreviated Lt or Lieut) is a Military, Naval, Paramilitary, Fire service, Emergency medical services Still only an acting lieutenant, he is given command of the sloop Le Rêve, which blunders into a Spanish fleet in the fog, resulting in Hornblower's capture and imprisonment in Ferrol . This article refers to Ferrol Galicia For other uses see Ferrol (disambiguation. He is finally confirmed as a commissioned lieutenant while still a prisoner of war, a state he will endure again later in his career at the end of Ship of the Line and detailed in Flying Colours—along with his daring escape from the heart of France, which earns him a sentence of death from a trial held in absentia from Napoleon—and a rather flattering reward offer for his capture. In the first captivity, his self-sacrificing, difficult and daring rescue of surviving sailors from a shipwreck hanging on a harbor entrance and rocky breakwater under extremely hazardous storm conditions, and his honourable adherence to the parole he had given, is rewarded by his Spanish captors by his release. His captivity leaves him with a fluent knowledge of Spanish, which proves highly useful in several further adventures.
As a junior lieutenant, he serves under Captain Sawyer, who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia on a trip to the Caribbean, during which he begins his long friendship with William Bush. Schizophrenia ( from the Greek roots schizein (σχίζειν "to split" and phrēn The Caribbean (ˌkærəˡbiən kæ'rəbiən Cariben|Caraïben or Caraïben; Caraïbe or more commonly Antilles; Caribe is a Region consisting Captain William Bush RN is a fictional character in CS Forester's Horatio Hornblower series Returning to England, Hornblower is demobilised after the peace of Amiens, causing him great financial distress — he resorts to making a living as a professional gambler, playing whist with admirals and other senior figures for a modest income. The Treaty of Amiens temporarily ended the hostilities between France and the United Kingdom during the French Revolutionary Wars. Whist is a classic trick-taking Card game which was played widely in the 18th and 19th centuries
In 1803, he is reactivated and confirmed as commander of HMS Hotspur when hostilities resume against Napoleon. 1803 ( MDCCCIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Commander is a Military rank which is also sometimes used as a military title depending on the individual customs of a given military service Four ships of the British Royal Navy have been named HMS Hotspur after the nickname of Sir Henry Percy: The first ''Hotspur'' Napoleon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821 was a French military and political leader who had a significant impact on the History of Europe. After gruelling service during the blockade of Brest, he finally is promoted to captain and recalled to England. Brest (bʁɛst in French, in Breton) is a city in the Finistère department in Bretagne in northwestern France. Please see Captain (naval for other versions of this naval rank Once there, he meets the secretary of the Admiralty and post rank is conferred immediately when Hornblower agrees to take part in a clandestine operation that eventually leads to the resounding British victory at the Battle of Trafalgar that cost Nelson his life. Post-Captain is an obsolete alternative form of the rank of Captain in the Royal Navy. The Battle of Trafalgar ( 21 October 1805) was a historic sea battle fought between the British Royal Navy and the combined fleets of the Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson 1st Viscount Nelson 1st Duke of Bronté, KB (29 September 1758– 21 October 1805 was a British
Hornblower then organises Nelson's funeral procession along the River Thames and has to deal with the near-sinking of the barge conveying the hero's coffin. The Thames ( is a major River flowing through southern England. Later, he secretly recovers sunken gold and silver from a sunken ship on the bottom of Marmorice Bay within the Ottoman Empire with the aid of pearl divers from Ceylon, narrowly escaping a Turkish warship at the end. The Ottoman Empire (1299–1923 ( Old Ottoman Turkish: دولتْ علیّه عثمانیّه Devlet-i Âliye-yi Osmâniyye, Late Ottoman and Modern Turkish Pearl hunting or pearl diving refers to a now largely obsolete method of retrieving Pearls from Pearl oysters Freshwater pearl mussels and on Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka ( Sinhalese:, இலங்கை known as Ceylon before 1972 is an Island Upon unloading the treasure and refitting, his ship, HMS Atropos, is taken away from him to be given to the King of the Two Sicilies for diplomatic reasons. The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies ( Regno delle Due Sicilie) commonly known as just the Two Sicilies, was the name of a Kingdom in Europe. On his return to England, he finds his two young children dying of smallpox. Smallpox is an Infectious disease unique to humans caused by either of two virus variants named Variola major and Variola minor.
He later (in the time line, but presented in first novel written) makes a long, difficult voyage in command of the frigate HMS Lydia, round the Horn to the Pacific, where he supports a madman, El Supremo, in his rebellion against the Spanish. For the bird see Frigatebird. A frigate /ˈfrɪgɪt/ is a warship Cabo de Hornos redirects here for the Chilean commune see Cabo de Hornos Chile. El Supremo is a fictional character possibly modeled on José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia, the Paraguayan dictator who used the same sobriquet in C He captures the Natividad, a much more powerful Spanish ship of the line, then has to reluctantly cede it to El Supremo to placate him. When he finds that the Spanish have switched sides in the interim, he is forced to find and sink the ship he had captured—adding insult to injury, as he'd given up a fortune in prize money to maintain an uneasy alliance with the insane revolutionary. On his return voyage, he and his well-connected passenger, Lady Barbara Wellesley, the fictional younger sister of Arthur Wellesley (later to become the Duke of Wellington) become dangerously attracted to each other, resulting in a kiss that is interrupted by Lady Barbara's maid Hebe—when she is sent away, Hornblower is reluctant to re-enter the moment, and perceiving herself rejected, Barbara's temper flares. Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, KP, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS ( c The Dukedom of Wellington, derived from Wellington in Somerset, is an hereditary title and the senior rank in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. She leaves the Lydia two days later, and Hornblower fears the worst for his career having offended the daughter of an earl and sister of a Marquis.
After these exploits, he is given command of HMS Sutherland, a seventy four gun ship of the line. First 74-gun designs The classic 74-gun ship was invented by the French as they rebuilt their navy during the early years of the reign of Louis XV. A ship-of-the-line was a type of naval warship constructed from the 17th century through the mid-19th century to take part in the the naval tactic known as the Line of battle While waiting at his Mediterranean rendezvous point for the rest of his squadron - and its commander - to arrive, he carries out a series of raids against the French along the south coast of Spain. He learns that a French squadron of four ships of the line is loose, having slipped the blockade. He decides that his duty requires that he fight at one-to-four odds to prevent them from entering a well-protected harbour. In the process, his ship is crippled and, with two-thirds of the crew incapacitated, he surrenders to the French.
He is sent with his coxswain, Brown, and his injured first lieutenant, Bush, to Paris for a show trial and execution. During the journey, Hornblower and his companions escape, and after a winter sojourn at the chateau of the Comte de Graçay, navigate down the Loire river to the coastal city of Nantes. The Loire River (lwaʁ in French) is the longest River in France. Nantes (Naoned Gallo: Naunnt) is a city in western France, located on the Loire River, from the Atlantic coast There, he recaptures a Royal Navy cutter, the Witch of Endor, mans the vessel with a gang of slave labourers and escapes to the Channel Fleet. When used in a nautical sense a cutter is a small single-masted vessel Fore-and-aft rigged with two or more Headsails a Bowsprit, and For the album by Australian hip hop group Bliss n Eso, see Flying Colours (album; for the album by Canadian band Trooper, see Flying Colors The Channel Fleet is the historical name used for the group of Royal Navy Warships that defended the waters of the English Channel.
Hornblower faces a mandatory court-martial for the loss of the Sutherland, but is "most honourably acquitted. A court-martial (plural courts-martial) is a Military court. These military courts can determine Punishments for members of the Military subject " A national hero in the eyes of the public, he is awarded a knighthood and made a Colonel of Marines. Knight is the English term for a social position originating in the Middle Ages. When he arrives home, he discovers that his first wife Maria had died in childbirth and that his infant son has been adopted and cared for by Lady Barbara. As she has been widowed by the death of her husband, Hornblower's former commander, Admiral Leighton, they are free (after a decent interval) to marry. Barbara is more beautiful, cleverer and far richer than the poor Maria (whom Hornblower had more pitied than loved). Thereafter, he lives (uncomfortably) as a country squire in Kent.
Freedom from this purgatory comes when he is promoted to commodore and sent on a mission to the Baltic Sea, where he must be a diplomat as much as an officer. Please see Commodore (rank for other versions of this rank Commodore is a rank of the Royal Navy above Captain and The Baltic Sea is a Brackish inland sea located in Northern Europe, from 53°N to 66°N Latitude and from 20°E to 26°E Longitude. He foils an assassination attempt on the Russian Czar and is influential in the ruler's decision to resist the French invasion of his vast country. Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending Tsar csar and tzar redirect here For other uses see Tsar (disambiguation. The French invasion of Russia in 1812 was a turning point in the Napoleonic Wars. He provides invaluable assistance in the defence of Riga against the French army, where he meets Carl von Clausewitz. Riga (Rīga riːga) the Capital of Latvia, is situated on the Baltic Sea coast on the mouth of the river Daugava. Carl Philipp Gottlieb von Clausewitz (ˈklaʊzəvɪts ( July 1, 1780 – November 16, 1831) was a Prussian soldier military historian
He returns ill with typhus to England, yet soon after his recovery goes off to deal with mutineers off the coast of France. Typhus is any of several similar diseases caused by Louse -borne bacteria After taking the mutinous ship by trickery, he sets up the return of the Bourbons to France, and is created a peer as Baron Hornblower, of Smallbridge in the County of Kent. The House of Bourbon is an important European Royal house, a branch of the Capetian dynasty. Hereditary peers form part of the Peerage in the United Kingdom.
When Napoleon returns from exile at the start of the Hundred Days, Hornblower is staying at the estate of the Comte de Graçay. The Hundred Days was the period between Napoleon Bonaparte 's return from exile on Elba to Paris on 20 March 1815 and the restoration He leads a Royalist Guerrilla movement; after capture by the French, he is about to be shot under an earlier warrant for his execution when he is saved by news of Napoleon's defeat at the Battle of Waterloo. Guerrilla warfare is the unconventional warfare and combat with which a small group of combatants use mobile tactics (ambushes raids etc In the Battle of Waterloo (Sunday 18 June 1815 near Waterloo Belgium
After several years ashore, he is promoted to Rear Admiral and appointed Commander-in-Chief of the West Indies. He foils an attempt by veterans of Napoleon's Imperial Guard to free Napoleon from his captivity on Saint Helena, captures a slave ship, and encounters Simón Bolívar's army. Saint Helena (pronounced saint he-LEE-na) named after St Helena of Constantinople, is an island of volcanic origin and a British overseas territory Slave ships were cargo Ships specially converted for the purpose of transporting slaves, especially newly purchased African slaves Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar Palacios y Blanco,Venezuelan or commonly known as Simón Bolívar ( July 24, 1783 &ndash He retires to Kent and eventually becomes Admiral of the Fleet.
His final, improbable achievement occurs at his home, when he assists a seemingly-mad man claiming to be Napoleon to travel to France. That person turns out to be Napoleon III, the nephew of Hornblower's great nemesis and the future president (and later emperor in his own right) of France. Napoléon III, also known as Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte (full name Charles Louis Napoléon Bonaparte) (20 April 1808 9 January 1873 was the first President For his assistance, Lord Hornblower is created a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour. At the end of his long and heroic career, he is wealthy, famous, and contented; a loving and indulgent husband and father; and finally free of the insecurities and self-loathing that had driven him throughout his life.
Forester provides two different brief summaries of Hornblower's career. The first was in the first chapter of The Happy Return, which was the first Hornblower novel written. The second occurs mid-way through The Commodore, when Czar Alexander asks him to describe his career. The two accounts are incompatible. The first account would have made Hornblower about five years older than the second. The second account is more nearly compatible with the rest of Hornblower's career, but it omits the time he spent as a commander in Hornblower and the Hotspur. There are other discrepancies as well; in one account of his defeat of a Spanish frigate in the Mediterranean, he distinguished himself as lieutenant and in another he is a post-captain with less than three years seniority. It appears that these discrepancies arose as the series matured and accounts needed to be modified to coincide with his age and career.
The novels, in the order they were written:
In chronological order:
Mr. Midshipman Hornblower, Lieutenant Hornblower and Hornblower and the Atropos were compiled in one book, variously titled Hornblower's Early Years, Horatio Hornblower Goes to Sea, or The Young Hornblower. The Happy Return ( Beat to Quarters in the US was the first of the Horatio Hornblower Novels published by C The Happy Return ( Beat to Quarters in the US was the first of the Horatio Hornblower Novels published by C A Ship of the Line is a historical seafaring novel by C S Forester. For the album by Australian hip hop group Bliss n Eso, see Flying Colours (album; for the album by Canadian band Trooper, see Flying Colors The Commodore (published 1945) is a Horatio Hornblower novel written by C Lord Hornblower (published 1946) is a Horatio Hornblower novel written by C Mr Midshipman Hornblower (published 1950) is a Horatio Hornblower novel written by C Lieutenant Hornblower (published 1952) is a Horatio Hornblower novel written by C Hornblower and the Atropos is a 1953 historical novel by CS Forester. Hornblower in the West Indies, or alternately Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies is one of the novels in the series CS Forester wrote about Hornblower and the Hotspur (published 1962) is a Horatio Hornblower novel written by C Hornblower and the Crisis is a 1967 historical novel by C S Forester. Mr Midshipman Hornblower (published 1950) is a Horatio Hornblower novel written by C Lieutenant Hornblower (published 1952) is a Horatio Hornblower novel written by C Hornblower and the Hotspur (published 1962) is a Horatio Hornblower novel written by C Hornblower and the Crisis is a 1967 historical novel by C S Forester. Hornblower and the Atropos is a 1953 historical novel by CS Forester. The Happy Return ( Beat to Quarters in the US was the first of the Horatio Hornblower Novels published by C The Happy Return ( Beat to Quarters in the US was the first of the Horatio Hornblower Novels published by C A Ship of the Line is a historical seafaring novel by C S Forester. For the album by Australian hip hop group Bliss n Eso, see Flying Colours (album; for the album by Canadian band Trooper, see Flying Colors The Commodore (published 1945) is a Horatio Hornblower novel written by C Lord Hornblower (published 1946) is a Horatio Hornblower novel written by C Hornblower in the West Indies, or alternately Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies is one of the novels in the series CS Forester wrote about Mr Midshipman Hornblower (published 1950) is a Horatio Hornblower novel written by C Lieutenant Hornblower (published 1952) is a Horatio Hornblower novel written by C Hornblower and the Atropos is a 1953 historical novel by CS Forester. Hornblower and the Atropos was replaced by Hornblower and the Hotspur in later UK editions of The Young Hornblower. There are also simplified "cadet" collections of the Hornblower books for children.
Hornblower and the Atropos, The Happy Return and A Ship of the Line were also compiled into one omnibus edition, called Captain Hornblower. Hornblower and the Atropos is a 1953 historical novel by CS Forester. The Happy Return ( Beat to Quarters in the US was the first of the Horatio Hornblower Novels published by C A Ship of the Line is a historical seafaring novel by C S Forester.
In the US Beat to Quarters, Ship of the Line, and Flying Colours were also compiled into one book, called Captain Horatio Hornblower. The Happy Return ( Beat to Quarters in the US was the first of the Horatio Hornblower Novels published by C A ship-of-the-line was a type of naval warship constructed from the 17th century through the mid-19th century to take part in the the naval tactic known as the Line of battle For the album by Australian hip hop group Bliss n Eso, see Flying Colours (album; for the album by Canadian band Trooper, see Flying Colors
Flying Colours, The Commodore, Lord Hornblower, and Hornblower in the West Indies make up a third omnibus edition called Admiral Hornblower to fill out the series. For the album by Australian hip hop group Bliss n Eso, see Flying Colours (album; for the album by Canadian band Trooper, see Flying Colors The Commodore (published 1945) is a Horatio Hornblower novel written by C Lord Hornblower (published 1946) is a Horatio Hornblower novel written by C Hornblower in the West Indies, or alternately Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies is one of the novels in the series CS Forester wrote about
Commodore Hornblower, Lord Hornblower, and Admiral Hornblower In The West Indies were also combiled into one book, called The Indomitable Hornblower. The Commodore (published 1945) is a Horatio Hornblower novel written by C Lord Hornblower (published 1946) is a Horatio Hornblower novel written by C Hornblower in the West Indies, or alternately Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies is one of the novels in the series CS Forester wrote about
A German translation of the Hornblower was published by Wolfgang Krüger Verlag (Hamburg, 1967 and Frankfurt am Main, 1982).
There are 11 volumes. (Some of the titles are not translations of the titles in English. ) In chronological order:
Three short stories by C. S. Forester about Hornblower were also published in 1940 and 1941. The stories are:
Two other stories Hornblower and the Widow McCool (aka Hornblower's Temptation) (1967) and The Last Encounter (1967), are often included with the unfinished novel Hornblower and the Crisis. Hornblower and the Widow McCool is a short story by C S Forester, featuring his fictional naval hero Horatio Hornblower.
Another short story The Point And The Edge is included as an outline only in The Hornblower Companion (1964), a book in which Forester describes and illustrates with maps the incidents which his fictional hero experienced, and describes how the novels were written, what inspired them and how they relate to the real world of the Royal Navy.
The Episode "Smile Time" on the series angel contained a puppet named Horatio Hornblower, though other than name, no connection to the character is evident.