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Flying Colours (1938)

by C. S. Forester

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Series: Horatio Hornblower (8), Horatio Hornblower: Chronological Order (8)

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A prisoner of the French after he was forced to surrender his ship, Captain Horatio Hornblower faces a trial by his captor, if he can escape, a court-martial back in England.
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This is the second half of the adventure begun in C.S. Forester's previous novel about British sea captain Horatio Hornblower, "A Ship of the Line." While not quite as spellbinding as that one, it's still a splendid book. I'm more than halfway through the Hornblowers, and I don't want them to end. This one spends more time on land than at sea, detailing Hornblower's adventures after being captured by the French at the end of the previous book. Hornblower is a wonderful character, his self-doubts and painful stoicism giving color and richness to what would have been a pretty wonderful character anyway. Highly recommended, like all the Hornblower novels. ( )
  jumblejim | Aug 26, 2023 |
Even though there is less sailing in this book than I'd like, it is an excellent adventure. ( )
  Jeffrey_G | Nov 22, 2022 |
Just another great Hornblower book.

Highlight:

The escape from France in the stolen boat was thrilling ( )
  benkaboo | Aug 18, 2022 |
Hornblower escapes from France, reseizes war prize and is vindicated by court-martial
  ritaer | Jun 24, 2021 |
I read this right after Ship of the Line because that one ends on a cliffhanger. Holy cow, does this wrap things up! This is one book in the series where character development took front & center, witha windfall of plot developments at the end. I wish A&E had got this far! ( )
  beautifulshell | Aug 27, 2020 |
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Forester, C. S.Authorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Armand, JohnTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Edman, VictorNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
高橋, 泰邦Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Grasman, GerardTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Guilloux, LouisTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Herrera, AnaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Howard, GeofferyNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Howard, GeoffreyNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Malcolm, GraemeNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mollema, J.C.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Renner, LouisTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Robert, RenéTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rodska, ChristianNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stachura, PawełTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stepien, HenrykaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Urban, A. J.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Urban, A.J.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
van de Veere , J.P.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
von Bothmer, FritzTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Westall, Richard (cover art)Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wyeth, N. C.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Captain Hornblower was walking up and down along that sector of the ramparts of Rosas, delimited by two sentries with loaded muskets, which the commandant had granted to him for exercise.
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