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Forester Cecil Scott. Chapter I. Captain Horatio Hornblower was reading a smudgy proof which the printers had just sent round to his lodgings.

Forester Cecil Scott. There will be Fiddlers and Dancing every evening, and Provisions at sixteen ounces to the Pound, the Best of Beef, and Best of Bread, and Grog at midday every Day of the Week and Sundays, all in addition to the Pay under the Warrant of His Most Gracious Majesty King George! In the Place where this notice is read can be found an Officer of His Majesty’s Ship Sutherland who will enlist any Willing Hearts who Thirst for Glory.

A Note about Cecil Scott Forester. and The African Queen. Born Cecil Louis Troughton Smith in Cairo, Egypt, C. S. Forester grew up in England. Commodore hornblower. C. Forester (1899-1966) was an accomplished biographer, journalist, and sometime screenwriter, as well as the author of many popular novels, including The African Queen, The Barbary Pirates, The General, The Good Shepherd, The Gun, The Last Nine Days of the Bismarck, and Rifleman Dodd.

Cecil Louis Troughton Smith (27 August 1899 – 2 April 1966), known by his pen name Cecil Scott "C. Forester, was an English novelist known for writing tales of naval warfare. 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 (1935, filmed in 1951 by John Huston).

Cecil Scott Forester Captain Horatio Hornblower is newly in command of his first ship of the line, the seventy-four-gun HMS Sutherland, which he deems the ugliest and least desirable two-decker in the Navy List.

Cecil Scott Forester. The Last Encounter" is a short story by C. Forester, the final chapter in the life of his fictional naval hero, Horatio Hornblower. It was published together with the unfinished novel Hornblower and the Crisis and another short story, "Hornblower and the Widow McCool". Captain Horatio Hornblower is newly in command of his first ship of the line, the seventy-four-gun HMS Sutherland, which he deems the ugliest and least desirable two-decker in the Navy List. Moreover, she is 250 men short of a full crew, so Hornblower must enlist and train poachers, bigamists, sheepstealers, and other landlubbers. This is the sixth of eleven books chronicling the adventures of C. Forester's inimitable nautical hero, Horatio Hornblower. May, 1810 - and Captain Horatio Hornblower has been handed his first ship of the line. Though the seventy-four-gun HMS Sutherland is 'the ugliest and least desirable two-decker in the Navy' and a crew shortage means he must recruit two hundred and fifty landlubbers, Hornblower knows that by the time Sutherland and her squadron reach the blockaded Catalonian coast every seaman will do his duty. May 1810, seventeen years deep into the Napoleonic Wars. Cecil S. Forester A Ship of the Line.

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Author: Cecil Scott Forester. Annotation: Cecil S. Forester A Ship of the Line Chapter I Captain Horatio Hornblower was reading a smudgy proof which the printers had just sent round to his lodgings. Genre: Historical Adventures, Sea adventures, Travel and Geography. Read a fragment illustrations. To all Young Men of Spirit, he said. Seamen, Landsmen, and Boys, who wish to strike a Blow for Freedom and to cause the Corsican Tyrant to wish that he had never dared the Wrath of these British Isles.

Ship of the Line by Cecil Scott Forester (1943-06-23).

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Comments: (7)

Can't stop reading this story. I read the first one in the series (Midshipman Hornblower), (this is the second) - and thought it was excellent, but this one is even better. I totally understand why this series is so famous. It's just as good fiction in 2017 as it was in 1900 - maybe even better because it takes the reader to a very different time and place but is still easy reading. Some 19th century novels seem stilted to the modern ear but not this one. My only suggestion: if you're not a sailor (like I'm not), and if you have the option, read it as an e-book so you can easily look up the nautical terms because there's a lot of them! I'm reading this on a Kindle and find I"m very frequently highlighting terms for definition (and learning a lot too!).
Lieutenant Hornblower is an interesting book for Forester as it is a story of Hornblower but it is told through the person of William Bush. Bush is a lieutenant a little bit senior to Hornblower and therefore looking at him in a different light - that of a senior to a subordinate. They are both in a ship bound for the West Indies and under the command of a Captain with distinctive mood swings. Life under him is certainly interesting. There is an engagement with Spanish forts which gives a foretasted of events later encountered by the Royal Navy at Gallipoli. There are shore and sea operations which are vivid and easy to visualize in one`s mind`s eye. The conclusion of the book offers another insight into both the characters of Bush and Hornblower. I highly recommend this book to any person with an interest in the Royal Navy.
As exciting and with the same ring of truth as when it was written in the middle of the last century. The Hornblower saga sustains the lively pace and excellent writing in the arc pf each book and through the arc of the series.

The change up in this second novel of seeing the action and emotions through the eyes not of Hornblower but instead the eyes of a colleague, opens a deeper understanding of Hornblower.

The first book on the series takes you on an adventure and leaves you ready to follow Hornblower anywhere,face any danger shoulder to shoulder. By the end of this book your heart and energy is all for one with both Hornblower and Bush.

If you like the Patrick O'Brien sea stories, or have followed Richard Sharpe through the Napoleonic wars, but haven't shipped with Hornblower before. Or if you have ever taken an endless watch or faced danger with someone you know you cam count on, then read Mr. Midshipman Hornblower. And when you have you will be ready got this treat.

Now the negative. Neither O'BRIEN or FORESTER could live and write forever. And the story arch eventual leads their characters to old age and retirement. So as you start the series face the sad fact the series can't go on forever.
This is a curious book in that the hero is, of course, Hornblower but it's mostly Hornblower as seen through the eyes of his faithful compatriot Bush. But that only adds to the charm of this offering in the Hornblower series. Hornblower and Bush (H&B) find themselves on a ship of the line that is in revolt against its mad captain. After that situation is handled, it's off to Hispanola for a set-to with the Spanish, in which both H&B distinguish themselves. Don't wanna say too much more lest I spoil it for the reader, but let me say that the late C.S. Forester has become one of my favorite authors. To me, all of the books I've read in the series so far are well-plotted and well-characterized. And they are riveting, aided in no small part by Forester's incredible knowledge of the naval life and terminology of the British fleet during the Napoleonic wars. In Hornblower, he has created a wonderful character who is both heroic and flawed. Lieutenant Hornblower is the kind of guy you'd like to have as a boss and as a friend. Wonderful series. Wonderful book.
A super yarn, well told, well documented and with extremely likeable characters. This, the second of the series (in the chronological order of its protagonist's life if not the order in which it was written), is recounted from the point of view of Lieutenant Bush, so offers a contrasting angle from 'Midshipman Hornblower', the first in the series, which is written from Hornblower's point of view. It gives us less insight into Hornblower's inner workings, but this is compensated by Bush's observation and gradually increasing respect and affection for his younger but more able fellow officer.
The story is exciting, based on historical events and completely engaging.
C.S. Forester, perhaps best known for his HORNBLOWER series, wrote three iconic books about modern warfare: THE SHIP, THE GUN and THE GENERAL. But of the three THE SHIP stands out as particularly effective.
The book traces a sea battle fought by a British light cruiser in WWII under difficult circumstances. Forester used a simple story-telling device: he picks disparate men of varied ranks and traces their lives as they do their jobs and wrestle with war at sea. War at sea may not seem to the casual observer to have the immediacy of air and land war, but it demands just as much skill, courage and determination as any other form.
THE SHIP was written in 1943 but remains eminently readable to this day. It has aged well. Its authenticity is extraordinary, and provides excellent insights into the men, the ships and their armor. Having served in the Royal Navy, I can vouch for the quality and integrity of the work.
If a reader only knew of HORNBLOWER, he or she might not be aware of Forester's other works. He was an outstanding writer who richly deserved the encomia he received, and THE SHIP is right up there in the top level of his achievements.
Ship of the Line download epub
Genre Fiction
Author: Cecil Scott Forester
ISBN: 0316289132
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Little Brown & Company; First edition (June 1943)
Pages: 281 pages