The Happy Return


by C.S. Forester (Author)

Book Cover for The Happy Return

   Book 6   
Pages: 274

June, 1808, and off the Coast of Nicaragua Captain Horatio Hornblower has his hands full. Now in command of HMS Lydia, a thirty-six-gun frigate, Hornblower has instructions to form an alliance against the Spanish colonies with a mad and messianic revolutionary, El Supremo; to find a water route across the Central American isthmus; and "to take, sink, burn or destroy" the fifty-gun Spanish ship of the line Natividad — or face court-martial. And as if that wasn't hard enough, Hornblower must also contend with the charms of an unwanted passenger, Lady Barbara Wellesley .

Please Note: This book has also been published under the title Beat to Quarters.

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)