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Hornblower and the Crisis (1967)

by C. S. Forester

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Series: Horatio Hornblower (4)

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The final Horatio Hornblower story tells of Napoleon's plans to invade England . . . Set in 1805, Hornblower and the Crisis finds Horatio Hornblower in possession of confidential dispatches from Bonaparte after a vicious hand-to-hand encounter with a French brig. The admiralty rewards Hornblower by sending him on a dangerous espionage mission that will light the powder trail leading to the battle of Trafalgar . . . Hornblower and the Crisis was unfinished at the time of Forester's death, but the author left notes - included here - telling us how the tale would end. Also included are two further stories - Hornblower and the Widow McCool and The Last Encounter - that tell of Hornblower as a very young and very old man, respectively. This is the final book chronicling the adventures of C. S. Forester's inimitable nautical hero, Horatio Hornblower.… (more)
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    Two Tales and Eight Tomorrows by Harry Harrison (myshelves)
    myshelves: For hardcore Hornblower fans: This science fiction collection contains a droll alien encounter story entitled "Honario Harpplayer, R.N."
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One partial novel of Hornblower sent to Spain to deliver a forged order to French captain, one tale of his youth and one of his old age. ( )
  ritaer | Jul 18, 2020 |
זה ספר לא גמור האחרון מבחינת הכרונולוגיה של הכתיבה אם כי לגמרי באמצע מבחינת הכרונולוגיה של העלילה. הולך ונהייה יותר טוב. ( )
  amoskovacs | Aug 27, 2016 |
Another great Hornblower book, just wish he could have been lucky enough to finish it.
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  Garrison0550 | May 10, 2016 |
Gripping story, but incomplete in audio form--wish Forester had finished it before he died. Those characters who were in the story were developed enough to get the idea and the plot was surely well developed, if truncated. On to book #5. ( )
  buffalogr | Dec 31, 2015 |
This is the windup to the canon, and is a necessary book. The stories are competent productions with the crown being the encounter with Napoleon III. While mainly a book for the fans, it should be read for completeness. The main character was noted by Patrick Stewart as the basis for his portrayal of Jean-Luc Picard in the Star trek universe.
I've noted reading it twice. Nov. 26, 1971 ( )
  DinadansFriend | Jul 10, 2015 |
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C. S. Foresterprimary authorall editionscalculated
Beulwitz, EugenÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gruson, R.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Howard, GeoffreyNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Huhtala, EeroTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
MacNee, PatrickNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rodska, ChristianNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
van der Veere, J.P.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The final Horatio Hornblower story tells of Napoleon's plans to invade England . . . Set in 1805, Hornblower and the Crisis finds Horatio Hornblower in possession of confidential dispatches from Bonaparte after a vicious hand-to-hand encounter with a French brig. The admiralty rewards Hornblower by sending him on a dangerous espionage mission that will light the powder trail leading to the battle of Trafalgar . . . Hornblower and the Crisis was unfinished at the time of Forester's death, but the author left notes - included here - telling us how the tale would end. Also included are two further stories - Hornblower and the Widow McCool and The Last Encounter - that tell of Hornblower as a very young and very old man, respectively. This is the final book chronicling the adventures of C. S. Forester's inimitable nautical hero, Horatio Hornblower.

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Penguin Australia

2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0141025050, 0241955548

 

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