C s forester hornblower saga 11 books collection pack set. A companion book, hornblower s ships, by martin saville, explains how 11 fully working scale models were researched and built for the series. Full of action, intrigue and romance, horatio hornblower ioan gruffudd battles against the sins of the sea and discovers the true relationship between the french, the english and the irish. Captain horatio hornblower dvd, 2007 for sale online ebay. Horatio hornblower is a fictional napoleonic warsera royal navy officer who is the protagonist of a series of novels and stories by c. As for the stories, they are well executed for the period thirty years war when britain ruled the seas. The fighting sail series gives an insight into the world of the seamen and naval officers who fought during the revolutionary war, a chance to experience an exciting period of history, to view the men and the ships, and sample the extremes of life at sea. Northcote parkinson elaborated a definitive biography the original hornblower tales began with the 1937 novel the happy return u. It is very wellmade, considering it was for tv viewing only thanks to the producers. Chronological order series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. The fire ship, which is the second episode in a series of 8, is full of heroic action, especially on the part of the handsome young brave horatio hornblower.
I am a great fan of hornblower and have been reading csfs books since i was 10 years old when an english teacher put flying colours on our reading list. Hornblower series and episode guides tv from radiotimes. Horatio hornblowerseries overdrive rakuten overdrive. This collectors edition of horatio hornblower is an 8 disk, 4 thin case in a box set. Jan 29, 2020 set primarily during the napoleonic wars, c. The novel was completed using the authors summary and other notes left by c. Although newer competitors, particularly patrick obrians aubrey and maturin series of books, have reduced horatio hornblower s. Early and personal life born on the 27th of august 1899, cecil scott forester originally came from cairo before moving to britain at. Foresters ten novels about the fictional character horatio hornblower, a royal navy officer during the french revolutionary and napoleonic wars the series ran from 7 october 1998 until 6 january 2003, with ioan gruffudd in the title role. It was this that was to be most enduring saga as it followed the career of a highly distinctive character leaving behind a strong legacy for other authors to. Northcote parkinson elaborated a definitive biography.
Horatio hornblower project gutenberg selfpublishing. English dolby digital stereo, english subtitles, widescreen 1. Hornblower presents a fascinating chronological treatise of one mans actually boys, as hes only 17 as the series begins journey through years of naval service at a critical time for the british empire. Sep 19, 2011 digitally remastered for the very first time. The common knowledge section now includes a series field. Horatio hornblower book series should be read in publication order, in this. Set during the 18th century napoleonic wars, horatio hornblower ioan gruffudd, a young and shy midshipman, rises through the ranks to become an admiral. Here we meet horatio hornblower, a young man of in this gripping tale of turmoil and triumph on the final horatio hornblower story tells of june 1808, somewhere west of nicaraguaa site forced to surrender his ship, the sutherland, 1812 and the fate of europe lies in the hands of. Hornblower series 111 volumes set complete collection paperback january 1, 1900. I fell in love with the story, the actors and the time period.
The scope of the series is easily on a par with movies like master and commander and the original captain horatio hornblower with gregory peck and the delicious virginia mayo. Hornblower s01 e04 the frogs and the lobsters by james bones. All eight episodes of the maritime adventure series based on the novels by c. He was later the subject of films, radio and television programs the original hornblower tales began with the 1937 novel the happy return u. This set contains 4 dvds and is not the complete set. Box set, interactive menu, multidvd set, remastered, scene access, special edition, synopsis. Here we meet horatio hornblower, a young man of shelve mr. If you can find it, there is a book, currently out of print, called the hornblower companion, which offers the story of the writing of the series, as well as maps and charts to go along with the books. This page is devoted to horatio hornblower, the hero of eleven novels and some five short stories by c. Buy c s forester hornblower saga 11 books collection pack set rrp. Chiefly known for his hornblower series of novels, he was a wellregarded novelist mounting up around thirtyfive novels during his sixtysix years. Cecil louis troughton smith 27 august 1899 2 april 1966, known by his pen name cecil scott c. The even chance, the examination for lieutenant, the duchess and the devil, the frogs and. The complete series was published on dvd both individually and as a box set.
Midshipman hornblower, lieutenant hornblower, hornblower and the hotspur. The sturdy box set contains all 8 episodes from the three tv series on 4 discs each in their own case, each carrying 2 episodes apiece, each episode running for about. There is another item on amazon entitles horatio hornblower collectors edition that contains the full set of 8 dvds, it is the one with the higher price. This is a good series and i enjoyed it even with some of the poor audio. Horatio hornblower 8 disc complete uncut mini series the duel, the fire ships, the duchess and the devil, the wrong war, the mutiny, retribution, loyalty, duty. Forester author 2006 the happy return horatio hornblower series book 6 c. Loyalty 2003 hornblower is given a dangerous mission to deliver an emigre french nobleman to a secret rendezvous near brest while. Literary appearances in the fictional setting of the league of extraordinary gentlemen by alan moore, hornblower is the equivalent of lord nelson, with the black dossier depicting hornblower s column as one of. Horatio hornblower complete novels c s forester pdf. Beat to quarters ship of the line flying colours by c.
The original hornblower tales began with the 1937 novel the. Forester, was an english novelist known for writing tales of naval warfare. In which order should you read horatio hornblower novels. Forester author christian rodska narrator 2010 a ship of the line horatio hornblower series. The novels are set during the revolutionary wars but differ from the normal hornblower aubrey sagas in that there is no hero who. From midshipman to postcaptain, the fictional career in the royal navy of one horatio hornblower has been well documented by andrew grieve over the past few years. Mr hornblower book online at the folio society from. The hornblower saga box set pinnacle books publisher series by cover.
This nicely repackaged set features all eight films and the same extras as were released a few years ago. Most famous though was his hornblower series of novels, which charted the lifestory of fictional officer horatio hornblower during the napoleonic era within a set of twelve books. The artwork on the cover front of each case is the same, but the cover backs detail the disks and stories on each disk. Special thanks must go to funnyflyingdutchgirl for going to t.
Foresters writing was absofragginlutely outstanding. Hornblower is the umbrella title of a series of british historical fiction war television films based. His most notable works were the 11 book horatio hornblower series, about naval warfare during the napoleonic era, and the african queen 1935. Foresters ten novels about the fictional character horatio hornblower, a royal navy officer during the french revolutionary and napoleonic wars. A comprehensive omnibus of the meridian hornblower series which ran from 1998 to 2003.
This series covers the books, mr midshipman hornblower, lieutenant hornblower, hornblower and the hotspur and lord hornblower. The hornblower saga complete 11 volume set paperback january 1, 1975. An invaluable addition to your collection if you are really into the history of these books. A horatio hornblower tale of the sea penguin books.
Foresters horatio hornblower books chronicle the adventures of a british naval officer as he battles the enemy, struggles with life and rises through the ranks. As the series goes on, he moves up the ranks of the royal navy. Classic and new stories from the age of fighting sail by mike ashley. But soon his orders come, and he sets sail for the. Midshipman hornblower, lieutenant hornblower, hornblower and the hotspur, hornblower during the crisis, hornblower and the atropos, beat to quarters, ship of the line, flying colours, commodore hornblower, lord hornblower, admiral hornblower in the west indies by c.
Horatio begins the series as a junior captain with the royal navy on a secret mission to central america. However it has a couple of episodes that are not correct. In some cases, as with chronicles of narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series. I read the complete horatio hornblower series and enjoyed every single book. He was later the subject of films, radio and television programmes, and c. I bought this box set after watching gregory pecks captain horatio hornblower and am very happy i did. Skippering the flagship for nelsons funeral on the thames is not hornblowers idea of thrilling action. His other works include the african queen, which was adapted into a 1951 film. I havent been able to put this series downbut to summarize, c. Forester cecil louis troughton smith first editions 1899 1966. Midshipman hornblower, lieutenant hornblower, hornblower and the hotspur, hornblower during the crisis, hornblower and the atropos, beat to quarters, ship of the line, flying colour on. Films based on military novels films set in france films set in the 1790s. Forester author 2011 the happy return horatio hornblower series book 6 c.
Complete horatio hornblower set, 11 paperbacks paperback. A handsome new folio series introduces horatio hornblower, c. Captain horatio hornblower 3 book series lot set box 1939 forester hardcover. Two thumbs up for sure and i wish i had more thumbs. His characters, plotting, and historical accuracy and detail mark the books as classic reading and are thoroughly enjoyable. The book series has also been featured in a1952 radio series that was played by michael redgrave as hornblower. Two of the hornblower books, a ship of the line and flying colours, were jointly awarded the james tait black memorial prize for fiction in 1938. Get the best deals on horatio hornblower books when you shop the largest. Forester hornblower series mmpb good condition use coupon code discount20 for 20% off any 2 or more books. Midshipman hornblower, lieutenant hornblower, hornblower and the hotspur, and several more.
Horatio hornblower is a fictional napoleonic wars era royal navy officer who is the protagonist of a series of novels by c. Common knowledge publisher series the hornblower saga box set pinnacle books publisher series. The original hornblower tales began with the appearance of a junior royal navy captain on independent duty on a secret mission to central america, though later stories would fill out his earlier years. In 2007, he reportedly discussed the possibility of a bigscreen version of hornblower, and had been attempting to gain the rights to the books by c. C s forester hornblower saga 11 books collection pack set rrp. This series took place before pecks version so they both are complementary. Foresters book hornblower and the hotspur, follow the seafaring heros adventures as he sets sail for the first time as captain of his own ship. Hornblower series 111 volumes set complete collection. His novels a ship of the line and flying colours were jointly awarded t cecil scott forester was the pen name of cecil louis troughton smith, an english novelist who rose. Horatio hornblower is a fictional napoleonic wars era royal navy officer who is the protagonist of a series of novels and stories by c. With ioan gruffudd, robert lindsay, paul mcgann, greg wise. Horatio hornblower saga complete collection exodus books. Jan 01, 2011 c s forester hornblower saga 11 books collection pack set rrp. Horatio hornblower is the protagonist in a series of naval adventure novels by english novelist c.
After watching master and commander with russell crowe, i was very interested in this genre of movies. As you watch the film, you may be reminded of the antics of james bond in the 007 series, where it is the combination of brains and brawn that triump over adversity. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it. To create a series or add a work to it, go to a work page. I heartily recommend this series to anyone who enjoys a good swashbuckling story or eight as with this series. Set during the 18th century napoleonic wars, horatio hornblower ioan gruffudd, a young and shy midshipman, rises through the ranks to become an admiral, braving bloody engagements at sea and close quarter encounters with passionate ladies every bit as tenacious as his. The entire hornblower series of tv movies is on a par with sharpe starring sean bean and set in the same era and with a cast of well know actors i highly recommend anyone to buy the dvds its something you can watch again and again, we want more. Hornblower is given a dangerous mission to deliver an emigre french nobleman to a secret rendezvous near brest while coping with enemy agents in his own ranks.1612 634 564 295 1083 1304 1609 1238 833 936 631 987 1191 445 78 20 357 1383 1616 1303 331 1258 558 761 1213 337 772 1216 816 276 1534 472 596 670 157 1291 1460 417 1256 569 906 44 493 193 446 124