Hornblower During the Crisis
  • Hornblower During the Crisis
  • Hornblower During the Crisis
  • Hornblower During the Crisis
ISBN: 0316289442
EAN13: 9780316289443
Language: English
Release Date: Apr 18, 1990
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 0.6" H x 8.1" L x 5.4" W
Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

Although unfinished at the time of C. S. Forester's death, Hornblower During the Crisis delivers a full measure of action at sea-the hallmark of this incomparably exciting series of historical adventures. On the threshold of securing his first post as captain, Hornblower finds himself forced by the exigencies of war to fight alongside a man whom he has unintentionally helped to court-martial. And for the first time Hornblower assents to engaging in espionage in his efforts to bring victory and glory to England in the Napoleonic Wars. This extant fragment of Forester's final Hornblower novel is followed by the author's notes regarding the novel's conclusion. Also included in this volume are two stories--Hornblower's Temptation- and -The Last Encounter--that depict the great sea dog Hornblower in his youth and old age, respectively.

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   The perfect Hornblower
The perfect fallible hero is created by C.S. Forrester. This unfinished novel shows the fallibility of Hornblower. He my have his nomination for post- captain confirmed because of his lack of patronage at court through his performance, which always exceeds the norms set. The Hornblower reader knows the underlying insecurity of Horatio, which he hides. The entire Hornblower series is a wonderful read, both for the time period and in many instances of the technicalities of sailing ships not to mention the men who man them! Jim DeMar.
   For people already familiar with this great series, this the closing glimpse into a suspenseful ...
If you' re new to the series, start with Midshipman Hornblower. Hornblower During the Crisis was incomplete due to the death of the author. The closing glimpse into a suspenseful and highly entertaining world is for people already familiar with this series. I highly recommend the Hornblower series and would give it five stars. The book is for people who are already fans of the series and are still looking for a little more before re- reading it.
   Left me wishing for more
A master at building suspense is Forester. He succeeds at the building. Epilogue doesn't satisfy my desire to know how suspense is solved. Hornblower does not know his innate ability to lead men, nor does he know his cleverness, sense of justice, or innate ability to lead others. I intend to complete the series even now that I know that the chronology is skewed. The disappointment in the unfinished ending of the third novel in the series is relieved because there are more books to be written. I wish that Forester could finish the book before he died.
   The End to the Adventure
It is difficult to come to the conclusion of a series that has entertained the reader. The author has the power to build a story that develops characters with all of their strengths and weaknesses. The Hornblower series gave multiple portrayals of the character, moral dilemmas to test any man, and stirring action at sea. The current crop of naval fiction doesn't meet the high standard set by C.S. The person is called the Forester. I will miss the adventures of our hero, Mr. Hornblower, but I am grateful for the series that brought this reader, exciting historic naval action, sailed by heroic men in wooden ships of war.
   The Charm of Naval Politics
Captain Hornblower became acquainted with high ranking Naval personnel and his rockets. Hornblower During the Crisis is a novel that is hard to put down.
   Glad to Skip Implementation
Same enjoyable narrative and attention to historic context as preceding books and good action but I don't miss the solo intrigue of spycraft. The next book will take you back to the ocean faster.
   If you read numbers 1-3, you won't want to miss this one.
Even though it was written last in the Hornblower series, I have been reading it in order. They get better and better. The story is very exciting. Mr Forester died before the project was completed. The treatment of the exciting plot is missed because his notes are included so that it's clear how the story will end. It is worth a read.