Horatio Hornblower is a fantastical hero of great naval scenarios. Rendering accurate depictions of life at sea for the British navymen of the early 1800’s, C.S. Forester is an author who captivates. Captain Hornblower is endeared to readers in spite of his prickly melancholy nature. Who doesn’t love a brave and noble leader?
The series is long, fortunately, for those who cannot get enough of this wonderful sailor. But each novel stands alone, telling a complete story of adventures on the high seas. Fascinating reading for guys and gals alike.
A television series was created that is equally entertaining!