CAPTAIN HORATIO HORNBLOWER by C. S. Forester
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CAPTAIN HORATIO HORNBLOWER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is the title of the trilogy which includes Flying Colours, originally scheduled for publication in January and reported in the bulletin of November 15th. Now to be published as the third part of a volume containing Beat to Quarters and Ship of the Line -- three adventure yarns covering the career of Captain Hornblower, and published over a period of the last two years. The third and only unpublished volume is as good as Beat to Quarters and better than Ship of the Line, though not so frankly nautical as either. Closely knit in characters and story, eminently readable on its own merits. It picks up the good Captain's adventures from the point where he is prisoner to the French in Spain, the victim of treachery and betrayal. After long months of adventure and misadventure, he gets the breaks. His experiences this time are chiefly inland --overland -- and by river to the sea. There is another grand sea fight once he reaches his natural habitat; and the interest holds to the last page. As an omnibus volume, it ranks as escape reading, and the best of its kind, for those who love the sea and straight adventure and a lovable central character.

Pub Date: April 28th, 1939
Publisher: Little, Brown