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Hornblower and the Atropos (Paperback)

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Hornblower leads a ship into the Mediterranean in this "intense and exciting" installment (New York Times) of C. S. Forester's beloved naval adventure saga.


In the wake of a humbling incident aboard a canal boat in the Cotswolds, young Captain Horatio Hornblower arrives in London to take command of the Atropos, a 22-gun sloop barely large enough to require a captain. Her first assignment under Hornblower's command is as flagship for the funeral procession of Lord Nelson.

Soon Atropos is part of the Mediterranean Fleet's harassment of Napoleon, recovering treasure that lies deep in Turkish waters and boldly challenging a Spanish frigate several times her size. At the center of each adventure is Hornblower, Forester's most inspired creation, whose blend of cautious preparation and spirited execution dazzles friend and foe alike.

"I find Hornblower admirable, vastly entertaining." --Winston Churchill

About the Author


C. S. Forester (1899-1966) wrote many highly acclaimed novels, including the eleven-volume Hornblower saga and The African Queen.

Praise For…


"A rousing tale of history, character, and adventure."—Chicago Tribune
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316289290
ISBN-10: 0316289299
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Publication Date: April 30th, 1985
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Hornblower Saga (Paperback)