Captain Hornblower R.N.

Captain Hornblower R.N.

Hornblower and the 'Atropos', The Happy Return, A Ship of the Line

Summary

Follow the thrilling and exciting adventures of Horatio Hornblower's life at sea in the Royal Navy, in these three classic stories.

Hornblower and the Atropos
Skippering the flagship for Nelson's funeral on the Thames is not Hornblower's idea of thrilling action. But soon his orders come, and he sets sail for the Mediterranean in the Atropos. Battle, storm, shipwreck, disease - what were the chances that he would never come back again?

The Happy Return
Hornblower sails the South American waters and comes face to face with a mad, messianic revolutionary in this gripping adventure.

A Ship of the Line
Commando raids, hurricanes at sea, the glowering menace of Napoleon's onshore gun batteries - Hornblower must deal with them all as he sails his ship to the Spanish station.

About the author

C.S. Forester

C. S. Forester was born in Cairo in 1899, where his father was stationed as a government official. On the outbreak of war he entered the Ministry of Information and later he sailed with the Royal Navy. In the HORNBLOWER novels created the most renowned sailor in contemporary fiction. He died in 1966.
Learn More

Sign up to the Penguin Newsletter

For the latest books, recommendations, author interviews and more