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.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Hodder Headline Audiobooks presents abridged readings of some of the finest in drama, classic literature, popular fiction, poetry, children’s stories, and religious and inspirational works. Among Hodder Headline’s outstanding cast of readers and performers are Juliet Stevenson, Anna Massey, Simon Callow, Stephen Fry, and Dame Judi Dench. Each set of cassettes is attractively packaged and shrink-wrapped.About the Author:
C. S. Forester was born in Cairo in 1899, where his father was stationed as a government official. He studied medicine at Guy's Hospital, and after leaving Guy's without a degree he turned to writing as a career. On the outbreak of war he entered the Ministry of Information and later he sailed with the Royal Navy to collect material for The Ship. He made a voyage to the Bering Sea to gather material for a similar book on the United States Navy, and it was during this trip that he was stricken with arteriosclerosis, a disease which left him crippled. However, he continued to write and in the Hornblower novels created the most renowned sailor in contemporary fiction. He died in 1966.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Pan. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0330101420I5N00
Book Description Macmillan, 1968. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. VINTAGE. Usual signs of a well read book but good overall condition. May not look good on your bookcase after reading and probably not suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere SECURE DAILY POSTING FROM UK. 30 DAY GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001367714
Book Description Pan, London, 1970. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. Reprint. Red / white card covers, creasing to spine and slight marking to edge of front cover. Pages a little tanned. Bookseller Inventory # 65400
Book Description Pan Books, London, 1970. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Good+. Reprint. PB, pictorial card covers, G+/--, 255pp. General rubbing, creasing to covers, inside has tanning to pages, a slight forward lean to spine, else square, clean & tight. More adventures of the now Rear-Admiral Lord Hornblower - Commander-in-Chief to the West Indies. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # jen000673
Book Description Pan. A very good paperback. Copyright 1950. Bookseller Inventory # 2AD1548
Book Description Macmillan 01/10/1968, 1968. Book Condition: Good. Shipped within 24 hours from our UK warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Spine still tight, in good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee. Bookseller Inventory # 2341-9780330101424
Book Description Macmillan 01/10/1968, 1968. Book Condition: Very Good. Shipped within 24 hours from our UK warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Spine still tight, in very good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee. Bookseller Inventory # 6545-9780330101424
Book Description Pan Books, 1963. Book Condition: Fair. This book has soft covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Bookseller Inventory # 4015711
Book Description Pan Books, London, 1972. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 10th Printing. Very good white color pictorial paperback. Some wear, cover and spine creasing. (1972), (1958), 12mo, 254pp.  "Hornblower in the West Indies, or alternately Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies is one of the novels in the series CS Forester wrote about fictional Royal Navy officer Horatio Hornblower. All the other novels in the series take place during the 1793-1815 wars with revolutionary and Napoleonic France. This one takes place when Britain is at peace, May 1821 - October 1823. Hornblower has been promoted Rear-Admiral and has been named in command of the West Indies station, i.e. the Caribbean, with a squadron consisting of three frigates and fourteen brigs and schooners. While it is the last Hornblower novel chronologically, at least one short story is set after the events in this novel. In the Royal Navy of the early nineteenth century, promotion from Captain to Admiral was based solely on seniority. Hornblower was made a Captain in 1805. Compared with the distinguished officer Edward Berry, who was promoted to Captain in 1797, and was not promoted to Rear-Admiral until 1821, seniority should not have brought promotion to Rear-Admiral to Hornblower until the mid 1830s or later. Like some other Hornblower novels, Forester wrote it in the form of several novellas that can be read independently." Wikipedia. Bookseller Inventory # 019409
Book Description Pan Books Limited, Great Britian, England, UK., 1970. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Good to Very Good. Painted Cover Art! (illustrator). 9th Printing by Publisher.. 255 pgs. Historical Naval Fiction! *** "A hundred thousand men had ided before defeat at Waterloo led to Napoleon's exile on one of the world's loneliest islands. Now, a fast ship, flying the American flag, but bristling with armed Bonapartists, was en route to set him free once more. And Hornblower's only weapons were his ingenuity and his faith in the handful of men he commanded. This time it is Rear-Admiral Lord Hornblower, Commander-in-Chief in the West Indies. But his high rank doesn't keep him from the forefront of action against pirates, slavers, kidnappers and hurricanes." Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" Tall. Mass Market Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 487-7