Lieutenant Hornblower - C. S. Forester 1952 - Michael Joseph, London - First Edition The nineteenth century dawns and the Napoleonic Wars rage as Horatio Hornblower faces the fury of the French and Spanish fleets combined. Amidst the hissing of wet wads, the stifling heat of white-hot cannonshot and the clamour of a mutinous crew, new Lieutenant Hornblower will need all of his seafaring cunning to overcome his first challenge in independent command on the high seas.

‘I find Hornblower admirable, vastly entertaining’ - Sir Winston Churchill.

‘I recommend Forester to every literate I know’ - Ernest Hemingway.
  The seventh novel in the Hornblower series, and second chronologically.

C.S. Forester was awarded the 1938 James Tait Black memorial prize for both the
Hornblower novels ‘A Ship of the Line’ and ‘Flying Colours’. The prize was founded in memory of a partner in the publishing house of A. & C. Black Ltd., and is one of the oldest and most prestigious book awards in Britain.

‘Hornblower is Hamlet in command of a battleship’ -
New York Times.

Octavo (19 x 13 cm). pp. 304. In publisher’s blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Dust jacket priced ‘12s. 6d. net’ to lower corner of front flap.
  Condition: Very good, spine lightly faded, spine ends gently rubbed, little spotting to edges, in near fine dust jacket, with minor wear to corners and spine ends, spine lightly toned.   Ref: 108717   Price: HK$ 1,800