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Hornblower and the Hotspur


by C.S. Forester (Author)

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   Book 3   
Pages: 394
Published: 1962

April 1803. The Peace of Amiens is breaking down. Napoleon is building ships and amassing an army just across the Channel. Horatio Hornblower — who, at age twenty-seven, has already distinguished himself as one of the most daring and resourceful officers in the Royal Navy — commands the three-masted Hotspur on a dangerous reconnaissance mission that evolves, as war breaks out, into a series of spectacular confrontations. All the while, the introspective young commander struggles to understand his new bride and mother-in-law, his officers and crew, and his own "accursed unhappy temperament" — matters that trouble him more, perhaps, than any of Bonaparte's cannonballs.

Series Summary


Series: Hornblower Saga
Tags: classics adventure historical seafaring war
Series reading level: 12+
Books in series: 12
Should read in order? Yes
Next release: Finished

 Print series book list

Books in series order
1Mr Midshipman Hornblower  (1950)
2Lieutenant Hornblower  (1952)
3Hornblower and the Hotspur  (1962)
4Hornblower and the Crisis  (1967)
5Hornblower and the Atropos  (1953)
6The Happy Return  (1937)
7A Ship of the Line  (1938)
8Flying Colours  (1938)
9Commodore Hornblower  (1945)
10Lord Hornblower  (1946)
11Hornblower in the West Indies  (1957)
+ Hornblower Companion  (1964)