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Hornblower and the Hotspur (Hornblower Series) [C. S. Forester] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. April The Peace of Amiens is. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. MacNee (The Avengers and A View to a Kill) is a superb choice to read this ripping yarn—the third in Forester’s. On the day of his marriage to Maria, Hornblower is ordered to take the Hotspur and head for Brest – war is coming and Napoleon will not catch.

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Maria heard those sounds as clearly as Hornblower did, and she quickly snatched away from him the cold lips she had raised to his. His observation of France suggests tactical opportunities to Hornblower, which he then needs to diplomatically suggest to his superior officers.

Chapters 1 and 2.

As the laughter died away–Hornblower had well known that the company would laugh at his mention of Maria as his wife, although he himself did not think it a subject for laughter–Cornwallis looked at his watch, and Hornblower hastened to thank him for his presence and to escort him to the door.

The cooperage is delivering the water-butts at noon. It’s really one of the sadder, more perplexing moments in the series. View all 6 comments.

Hornblower and the Hotspur by C.S. Forester

This book was a bit slower than it’s predecessor, but it really made up for it. It was the first time in all his life that he had put to sea leaving behind him someone who was interested in his fate.

These combined challenges bring out the best in the young commander. Truly a fun read. Limit the size to characters.


Hornblower and the Hotspur [Hornblower Saga #3]

But it’ll be dark before we can make Cape Matthew. Forester’s obvious knowledge of his subject brings a compelling and even instructive verisimilitude to the historical setting.

He wrote several volumes of short stories set during the Second World War. Bush was taking a long time to respond to the call–he obviously was not on the quarter-deck, and the chances were he was taking a nap or was engaged on some other private business. And be careful with ’em. And his stomach was about to betray him again. You’ll have a good chance of seeing all that Orrock’s seeing. He was a naval officer first, and a married man only second, and a bad second at that.

Creative life, making a living organism out of Hotspurworking out improvements in material and in personnel.

Hornblower and the Hotspur Summary & Study Guide

It was with diffidence that Hornblower had asked him if he would care to serve as first lieutenant–as the only lieutenant allowed on the establishment of a sloop of war–of the Hotspurunder Hornblower’s command.

If the frigate were ready for action they would never have omitted that precaution. As he watched a fresh roller came in to catch the rock fully exposed. She was out now from the lee of the Wight, meeting the full force of the Channel rollers. We’ll have to trim her so that she draws six inches more aft.

Tomorrow they could finish, and if Ordnance responded to the prodding of the Admiral, they could hotspurr the powder and shot on board as well. Very well for a ship of the line in a fleet action, but perhaps not so suitable for Hotspur.

The hands ran to their stations. And to support his judgement from the other direction was the thought that the French naval authorities, even if war was not declared, would act in just this way.


Prowse’s relief was obvious. Hornblower forced himself to smile down at her, concealing the newly discovered fact that he disliked being called ‘Horry’ even more than he disliked being called Horatio.

Hornblower and the Hotspur [Hornblower Saga #3]

He must make them and not break them. Here they were at sea; the nightmare days and hootspur of fitting out were over, and so were the–what was the right word? The facts that he had a good crew–the first harvest of the press–that his ship could be quickly made ready for sea, that she was small and of no hotspkr in the balance of power, even that she was of light draught and therefore well adapted to the mission Cornwallis had allotted her, should have warned him that he would be packed off to sea at the earliest possible moment.

While readying for sea, he hastily marries the daughter of his landlady, Maria, at the Garrison ChurchPortsmouth. There had been his sea-going clothing and his sword to get out of pawn, his cabin furniture to buy, and he had had to leave seventeen pounds with Maria for her support until she could draw his allotment of pay.

Hornblower and the Hotspur First hots;ur. She would roll, lift, pitch, and then roll again. Not the most perfect man on earth could merit gotspur devotion. Bush turned to Hornblower and touched his hat awaiting the next order. What was the French for ‘dinghy? I’ll have it all stowed by nightfall, sir.