Hornblower in the West Indies

Hornblower in the West Indies

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Penguin Putnam
1815, the Napoleonic Wars are over. Yet peace continues to elude Horatio Hornblower overseas . . . As an admiral struggling to impose order in the chaotic aftermath of the French wars, Horatio Hornblower, Commander-in-chief of His Majesty's ships and vessels in the West Indies, must still face savage pirates, reckless revolutionaries and a violent hurricane. And while his retirement at half-pay might well be in sight, Hornblower will need every ounce of his rapier wit and quick thinking - not to mention his courage and leadership - to ensure that the lasting peace in Europe reaches the turbulent seas of the West Indies. This is the tenth of eleven books chronicling the adventures of C. S. Forester's inimitable nautical hero, Horatio Hornblower.

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As an admiral struggling to impose order in the chaotic aftermath of the French wars, Horatio Hornblower must still face savage pirates, reckless revolutionaries and a violent hurricane. Hornblower will need every ounce of his rapier wit and quick thinking to ensure that the lasting peace in Europe reaches the turbulent seas of the West Indies.

Publisher: London : Penguin, 1990, c1958
Description: 283 p
ISBN: 9780140119435
0140119434
Branch Call Number: Fore

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Feb 06, 2017

This, the conclusion of the Hornblower series, consists of 5 episodes taking place in the West Indies. Each of those adventures could almost stand on its own as a novelette. Like many other readers, I've followed Hornblower's exploits from his first days as a skinny, frightened 13-year-old midshipman, finally leaving him here at the age of 45, a knighted peer of the realm, widely honored and renowned, heading homeward to face genteel retirement at his estate. But even here in the final pages he encounters life-and-death adventures.
While this final book is not the best of the series, it still makes for enjoyable reading.

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