The final Horatio Hornblower story tells of Napoleon's plans to invade England . . .
Set in 1805, Hornblower and the Crisis finds Horatio Hornblower in possession of confidential dispatches from Bonaparte after a vicious hand-to-hand encounter with a French brig. The admiralty rewards Hornblower by sending him on a dangerous espionage mission that will light the powder trail leading to the battle of Trafalgar . . .
Hornblower and the Crisis was unfinished at the time of Forester's death, but the author left notes - included here - telling us how the tale would end. Also included are two further stories - Hornblower and the Widow McCool and The Last Encounter - that tell of Hornblower as a very young and very old man, respectively.
This is the final book chronicling the adventures of C. S. Forester's inimitable nautical hero, Horatio Hornblower.
Near-fine first edition, with slight bruising to corners. In a very good clipped dust jacket, with wear to the corners and spine, and several wrinkles to the front cover.
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