Hornblower and the Hotspur


by C.S. Forester (Author)

Book Cover for Hornblower and the Hotspur

   Book 3   
Pages: 394

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.

Hornblower Saga Series—Summary and Book Order

Series: Hornblower Saga
Reading level: 12+
Books in series: 12
Read in order? Yes
Next release: Finished
Tags: seafaring  adventure  historical  classic  war 

 Print series book list

Books in series order

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