Mr Midshipman Hornblower Paperback
Part of the A Horatio Hornblower Tale of the Sea series
1793, the eve of the Napoleonic Wars, and Midshipman Horatio Hornblower receives his first command . . . As a seventeen-year-old with a touch of sea sickness, young Horatio Hornblower hardly cuts a dash in His Majesty's navy.
Yet from the moment he is ordered to board a French merchant ship in the Bay of Biscay and take command of crew and cargo, he proves his seafaring mettle on the waves.
With a character-forming duel, several chases and some strange tavern encounters, the young Hornblower is soon forged into a formidable man of the sea.
This is the first of eleven books chronicling the nautical adventures of C.
S. Forester's inimitable hero, Horatio Hornblower.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/09/2011
- Category: Historical adventure
- ISBN: 9780241955505
- Paperback from £7.65