The Hornblower Set 2: Captain Hornblower

Hornblower and the Atropos, The Happy Return, A Ship of the Line, Flying Colours
C. S. Forester
Illustrated by Joe McLaren
Introduced by Bernard Cornwell

Hornblower is one of the greatest naval adventurers in literature and he is back with heroic battles, stoic command and illicit liaisons in a stunning new four-book Folio set that includes reproductions of Forester’s original maps.

Nelson’s funeral, a war ship commission, aiding the odious el Supremo in the Spanish revolt and being taken prisoner by the French – this new series of four volumes of C. S. Forester’s tales sees Horatio Hornblower engage in furious battles and acts of diplomacy across the globe. Originally written as stand-alone tales, this new collection brings all the novels and stories together in chronological order, the better to follow the burgeoning naval career of Forester’s affable protagonist during the Napoleonic Wars. This is the real Horatio Hornblower – the naval captain who inspired a film and television series – presented exactly as Forester intended you to meet him. Illustrator Joe McLaren returns with his evocative black-and-white series illustrations and naval-inspired binding designs in this highly desirable collection that also includes meticulous reproductions of Forester’s maps: fascinating visual depictions of Hornblower’s voyages.

‘Vastly entertaining ... I find Hornblower admirable’

  1. Winston Churchill

Three-quarter bound in cloth with a printed and blocked cloth front board

Set in Bulmer

1072 pages in total

20 full-page black & white integrated illustrations and 4 chapter heads

12 maps across four volumes

Printed endpapers

Printed and blocked slipcase

9˝ x 5¾˝

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