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Item #BB0923 Hornblower in the West Indies. FORESTER, ecil, cott.

Hornblower in the West Indies

London: Michael Joseph, 1958. First Edition. Hardcover. First Impression, collecting five stories featuring Horatio Hornblower, now an admiral. 8vo: 283,[1]pp. Publisher's royal blue cloth, spine stamped in gold; price-clipped pictorial dust jacket designed by Biro. About Fine, very lightly read, with offsetting to paste-downs and slightly dusty top edge; bright, about Fine jacket, spine ends lightly rubbed. Fine- / Fine-. Item #BB0923

In 1937, with publication of The Happy Return, Forester created his best-known character, Horatio Hornblower, "the flowering of whose talents within the chain of naval command revealed the author's understanding of Nelson's navy, and of sea power. Forester's command of the historical detail of the period was due to his chance purchase, some time previously, of three volumes of the Naval Chronicle, a journal published during the Napoleonic wars. Between 1937 and 1962 appeared twelve Hornblower stories, tracing the rise of the hero from midshipman to admiral. The books were written in a terse, effective style, well suited to the portrayal of the self-doubting but self-disciplined Hornblower, whose complex personality was brilliantly evoked." (ODNB) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).

Price: $45.00

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