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Hornblower Companion


by C.S. Forester (Author) Samuel H. Bryant (Illustrator)

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Companion book
Pages: 140
Published: 1964

In this beautifully illustrated book, the popular novelist provides a historical naval context to the adventures of the hero of his many books, Horatio Hornblower. Thirty-full-page maps help the reader follow Hornblower's world travels and decorative sketches convey the atmosphere as well as the actions. Originally published in England in 1964, the book explains how Forester assembled his plots and what events in the Royal Navy inspired the adventures he wrote about.

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)