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Hornblower confronts pirates, revolutionaries, and a blistering hurricane in this “excellent” installment (The Atlantic) in C. S. Forester’s beloved saga of naval adventures.

In the chaotic aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars, the legendary Rear Admiral Lord Hornblower struggles to impose order. Serving as commander-in-chief of His Majesty’s ships and vessels in the West Indies, Hornblower confronts a formidable array of hostile forces. The war is over, but peaceful it is not.

“A rattling good story.” —New York Times

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Reader Reviews


"Excellent...What makes Forester's novels so winning is not so much their firm foundation of authenticity as it is the engaging, honest character of their commanding officer."
Atlantic Monthly
"Readers are in for the best treat they have had in years."
San Francisco Chronicle
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