Hornblower and the Crisis

Hornblower and the Crisis

  • Unsigned
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released January 1, 1967

£40.00

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.

Book Condition & Notes

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.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.

C. S. Forester

Cecil Louis Troughton Smith, born 1899, known by his pen name Cecil Scott "C.S." Forester, was an English novelist known for writing tales of naval warfare, such as the 12-book Horatio Hornblower series, depicting a Royal Navy officer during the Napoleonic wars.

The Hornblower novels A Ship of the Line and Flying Colours were jointly awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction in 1938. His other works include The African Queen, filmed by the legendary John Houston.

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Book Condition & Notes

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.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.