Friday, August 28, 2015

Hornblower During the Crisis

by C. S. Forester

The first part of this book an uncompleted story that follows the events of Hornblower and the "Hotspur".  Hornblower is between assignments, yet manages to find himself in action against the French. The extant part of the story ends with him receiving an espionage assignment to Spain. Then, to make the book somewhat thicker, the editors added two short stories. "Hornblower's Temptation" is set during his years as a lieutenant aboard the Renown, while "The Last Encounter" occurs on land, during a stormy evening at Admiral Lord Hornblower's estate. While it's not Mr. Forester's best work, it is all entertaining.

Adding it to my shelf.
LibraryThing link

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