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Hornblower and the "Hotspur" (Hornblower Series) (original 1962; edition 1998)
Hornblower and the Hotspur by C. S. Forester (Author) (1962)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316290467, Paperback)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.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:08:43 -0400)
April 1803, and the Peace of Amiens is failing as Horatio Hornblower takes a three-master on a vital reconnaissance mission. On the day of his marriage to Maria, Hornblower is ordered to take the Hotspur and head for Brest - war is coming and Napoleon will not catch His Majesty's navy with its britches round its ankles. With thoughts of his new life as a husband intruding on his duties, Hornblower must prove himself to be not only the most capable commander in the fleet, but also its most daring if he is to stop the French gaining the upper hand. Third of eleven books chronicling the adventures of C. S. Forester's inimitable nautical hero, Horatio Hornblower.
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An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.
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