A Ship of the Line

A Ship of the Line

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 14/06/2018
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Synopsis

A Horatio Hornblower Tale of the Sea

May, 1810 - and thirty-nine-year-old Captain Horatio Hornblower has been handed his first ship of the line . . .

Though the seventy-four-gun HMS Sutherland is 'the ugliest and least desirable two-decker in the Navy' and a crew shortage means he must recruit two hundred and fifty landlubbers, Hornblower knows that by the time Sutherland and her squadron reach the blockaded Catalonian coast every seaman will do his duty. But with daring raids against the French army and navy to be made, it will take all Hornblower's seamanship - and stewardship - to steer a steady course to victory and home . . .

This is the sixth of eleven books chronicling the adventures of C. S. Forester's inimitable nautical hero, Horatio Hornblower.

'I recommend Forester to every literate I know' Ernest Hemingway

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781405936910
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 234g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 22 mm

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A Ship of the Line
Great series
I loved this series. Very well written adventure stories with great characters that take you from hornblower's first days in the navy to the near end of hi... READ MORE
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