Updated Jan 2006 (Moved Servers)
This page is devoted to Horatio Hornblower, the hero of eleven novels and some five short stories by C.S.Forester.
I am a great fan of Hornblower and have been reading CSF's books since I was 10 years old when an English teacher put Flying Colours on our reading list. He clearly was not a HH fan: Flying Colours must be far and away the least suitable introduction for a ten year old: part three in a trilogy, the only book to be set (almost!) entirely on land, and with a central theme being the morals of marriage and adultery. I guess he chose it because it was the shortest. Still, I enjoyed the book and became a devoted fan, rereading them since many times.
This page is by way of advertising Hornblower to new readers - and for the amusement of existing fans.
If you haven't read the books yourself I would recommend you start immediately. I would suggest that you tackle them roughly in the order they were written (which is not chronological order) and start with The Happy Return (US Beat to Quarters) and continue with Ship of the Line and Flying Colours.
Starting here is better than starting chronologically, in my opinion, for several reasons
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