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C.S. Forester

C.S. Forester

·4.18·93,177 Ratings
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  • The African Queen

    1984·
    ·4.05·6,474 Ratings
    A classic story of adventure and romance - the novel that inspired the legendary movie starring Katherine Hepburn and Humphrey BogartA fast-moving tale and a very good yarn...Mr Forester again and again proves himself a master of suspense - New York Times
  • Sink the Bismarck!

    2003·
    ·3.98·416 Ratings
    n 1941, Hitler's deadly Bismarck, the fastest battleship afloat, broke out into the Atlantic. Its mission: to cut the lifeline of British shipping and win the war with one mighty blow. How the Royal Navy tried to meet this threat and its desperate attempt
  • Hornblower During the Crisis

    1990·
    ·4.04·3,763 Ratings
    Although unfinished at the time of C. S. Forester's death, Hornblower During the Crisis delivers a full measure of action at sea-the hallmark of this incomparably exciting series of historical adventures. On the threshold of securing his first post as cap
  • Commodore Hornblower

    1992·
    ·4.19·4,346 Ratings
    In this ninth volume in the Hornblower series, the incomparable Horatio Hornblower, recently knighted and settled in as squire of the village of Smallbridge, has been designated commodore of his own squadron of ships, led by the two-decker "Nonsuch" and b
  • Ship of the Line

    1999·
    ·4.3·5,470 Ratings
    May 1810, seventeen years deep into the Napoleonic Wars. Captain Horatio Hornblower is newly in command of his first ship of the line, the seventy-four-gun HMS Sutherland, which he deems "the ugliest and least desirable two-decker in the Navy List." Moreo
  • Flying Colours

    1989·
    ·4.3·4,887 Ratings
    Forced to surrender his ship, the Sutherland, after a long and bloody battle, Captain Horatio Hornblower now bides his time as a prisoner in a French fortress. Within days he and his first lieutenant, Bush, who was crippled in the last fight, are to be ta
  • The Good Shepherd

    1955·
    ·4.02·498 Ratings
    C.S. Forester's name on a novel gives promise of excellent entertainment, but always something more--the development of character, the flow of history, and the stress of events. THE GOOD SHEPHERD is in this genre.A convoy is ploughing through icy, submari
  • Captain Horatio Hornblower: Beat to Quarters, Ship of the Line & Flying Colours.

    1939·
    ·4.26·3,381 Ratings
    Combines the first three books in the series: Beat to Quarters, Ship of the Line, and Flying Colours.
  • Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies

    1989·
    ·4.07·3,586 Ratings
    Horatio Hornblower, now Admiral, sails over seas as challenging as any in his victorious career. As admiral in charge of His Britannic Majesty's West Indies Station he is as gallant, daring, implosive as ever. In this tense time after Napoleon's defeat, a
  • Hornblower and the Atropos

    1985·
    ·4.2·5,622 Ratings
    In the wake of a humbling incident aboard a canal boat in the Cotswolds, young Captain Horatio Hornblower arrives in London to take command of the Atropos, a 22-gun sloop barely large enough to require a captain. Her first assignment under Hornblower's co
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