Hornblower in the West Indies, Paperback
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It's 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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Historical adventure
  • ISBN: 9780241955567



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Bonaparte has been beaten, so Hornblower is now off righting the wrongs of pirates & slave-runners in the Caribbean. It's all a bit period James Bond, but I've learned about the history of the Napoleonic Wars from this series of books.Read in Samoa Feb 2003

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