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The author of the book: C.S. Forester
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 21.58 MB
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Edition: Penguin
Date of issue: May 31st 1990
ISBN: 014011940X
ISBN 13: 9780140119404
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Reader ratings: 7.7

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First of all, I would want to know who edited this edition. There's missing letters, or even words, and in some cases just plain wrong words every 40 pages or so.

I'm also wondering why people chose to put Flying Colours at the beginning of this volume instead of at the end of a volume featuring The Happy Return and A Ship of the Line, considering these three volumes form the core trilogy of Hornblower's adventures. But then, they thought perhaps, that the mean cliffhanger at the end of Ship of the Line would ensure that people bought the next anthology too. Well, it worked in my case. Flying Colours alone is worth reading on. I loved reading about Hornblower completely out of his own element, as he has to work out his journey overland. And it's definitely something to see a naval fiction novel series temporarily turning into 3 Men in a boat (no dog).

I didn't like The Commodore quite as well, but that doesn't mean much. It may be missing the unique setting of Flying Colours, but then there's nothing wrong with the simply delivering more of the action the readers actually expect from a Hornblower novel: Our hero showing off all his cunning at exciting sea battles, stealthy ruses and running circles round the enemy. It's a joy. Not only do we get even more insight into Hornblower's relationship with Bush, but karma finally manages to bite our hero's behind for sleeping around too much. ;)

Lord Hornblower is a real blow to the guts. It starts innocently enough, but then leads the reader from the frail, first attempt at peace through Hornblower's darkest hours -- by far -- until Napoleon's ultimate defeat at Waterloo. The author doesn't shy from showing that war spares no one, and Hornblower is once again confronted with terrible, personal loss.

Hornblower in the West Indies is, much like Mr Midshipman Hornblower, a collection of short stories of varying quality. I guess I liked the first two and the last story best, while the bit with pirates appeared a bit strange and the story about the revolution in Venezuela fizzled out in an anticlimatic fashion.


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Ebook Admiral Hornblower: Comprising Flying Colours, The Commodore, Lord Hornblower, Hornblower in the West Indies read Online! Cecil Scott Forester was the pen name of Cecil Louis Troughton Smith, an English novelist who rose to fame with tales of adventure and military crusades. His most notable works were the 11-book Horatio Hornblower series, about naval warfare during the Napoleonic era, and The African Queen (1935; filmed in 1951 by John Huston). His novels A Ship of the Line and Flying Colours were jointly awarded the 1938 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction.



Reviews of the Admiral Hornblower: Comprising Flying Colours, The Commodore, Lord Hornblower, Hornblower in the West Indies


FREDDIE

After this book, I look at the world with different eyes!

OLLIE

Frankly, double

ELIZABETH

After this book, I look at the world with different eyes!

CHARLES

I recommend it.

TILLY

I was inspired by this book!




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