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Horatio Hornblower

Horatio Hornblower (1998)

4 Tape Set


Based on the rousing sea adventures in C.S. Forester's novel Mr. Midshipman Hornblower, the four-film television series Horatio Hornblower explores the education of a plucky young officer rising through the ranks of His Majesty's Navy. Ioan Gruffudd is all integrity and honor as the ambitious midshipman who is taken under the stern yet nurturing guidance of Captain Pellew (Robert Lindsay) during the war against France in the French Revolution

cover Mr. Midshipman Hornblower      Click on title for order information

The first Hornblower novel, It is 1793 the time of the Napolianic wars In it the adolescent and seasick Hornblower enters the Royal Navy. Among other adventures he engages in a duel, is captured by the Spanish and freed after saving the crew of a wrecked ship, and is commision as a junior Lieutenant.
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Lieutenant Hornblower  Click on title for order information

The second Hornblower novel, chronologically (1800-1803), in which Hornblower is a junior officer on HMS RENOWN sailing under secret orders to the British West Indies. meets William Bush, who is to become his good friend. They engage in a possibly mutinous plot against their captain and have successful engagements against the Spanish.
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Hornblower and the Hotspur  Click on title for order information

The third Hornblower novel, chronologically (1803-1805). Hornblower goes forward with his ill-considered marriage to Maria and becomes a father. Hornblower serves as commander of a sloopHotspur that is part of the naval force blockading France.Is commission to act as spy along the French coast. He masterminds a daring plan to sabotage a major signaling station. He also misses a chance at a lot of prize money, but fights his way to briiant victories.
Volume 1; Reprint Edition
Paperback, 344 pages


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Hornblower During the Crisis; Click on title for order information
The fourth Hornblower novel, chronologically (1805). It contains two short stories, Hornblower's Temptation (U.K. Title: Hornblower and the Widow McCool) and The Last Encounter, in addition to the novel, which was unfinished at the time of the author's death. It includes brief notes from the author describing the unwritten conclusion of the novel. The plot involves Hornblower on a spy mission in France. In Hornblower's Temptation, Lieutenant Hornblower is in charge of hanging a convicted deserter who is also an Irish rebel. In The Last Encounter, Admiral of the Fleet Lord Hornblower has a chance encounter with Prince Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, the future Napoleon the Third


 

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