Mr. Midshipman Hornblower (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Hornblower Saga)

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9781417707652: Mr. Midshipman Hornblower (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Hornblower Saga)

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. The inauspicious beginnings of Midshipman Hornblower and his spectacular rise to Lieutenant are described in this novel of adventure on the high seas

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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.

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