Mr Midshipman Hornblower (E–pub/Kindle) ☆ C.S. Forester

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READ Ý Mr Midshipman Hornblower Horatio gets his sea legs proves his mettle and shows the makings of the legend he will become is the first of the eleven swashbuckling Hornblower tales that are today regarded as classic adventure stories of the s. HEART OF OAKHeart of oak are our shipsJolly tars are our menWe ll always be ready Steady boys steady We ll fight and we ll conuerAgain and againBritish sea shanty Napoleonic eraThose French are a match for the ablest admiral boys A rollicking good tale of the Sea25% done Troveranno il corpo done

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READ Ý Mr Midshipman Hornblower The year is 1793 the eve of the Napoleonic Wars and Horatio Hornblower a seventeen year old boy unschooled in seafaring and the ways of seamen is ordered to board a French merchant ship and take command of crew and. When I was growing up my Mom who doubled as the village librarian URGED me to read this book I m sure she saw in me a little Midshipman HornblowerShy standoffish and predisposed to dumb clumsiness I obviously needed the role model of a misfit like I was who would bloom under the rigours of his first commandBut I was averse to authoritarian posturingLater though I would be plunged into the thick of it as Head Boy of our new high school Popularity Not a chance Looks A blank on that score too I was a bit overweight and ungainly But dumb luck has doggedly plodded close behind me all my long lifeAnd besides when I was a kid I was much intent on doing what the other kids liked to do have fun and joke aroundWhen I finally picked up this book nearly 60 years later I was as unfit as ever to read it for a different reasonYou see I ve always believed in adulthood that virtue and not swagger and a strutting attitude yields the best rewards I ve seen too many intellectual flyweights and moral midgets assume the reins of command in my long career and through their draconian attitudes fake the whole thing passably enoughThat s the strong and unpleasant impression I got from Hornblower s first acts after being promoted particularly in the flintlock duel sceneSo when I reread this Horatio I decided not to Friend you DNFHowever it s a wonderfully well written book and a good yarn and you know what After reading Jason Koivu s beautiful five star review here on GR I ve decided to someday if I get the chance revisit itSo why s that Well back in the times when I was similarly in command of a group of office workers I led by intuition and not by will much like the young untried ordinary seaman HornblowerSo his embarrassing moments reminded me too much of my ownToo many folks I know have corrupted their youth early on with the strategy of power its dark secrets veiled in a tedious argument of insidious intent to lead their hapless victims to an overwhelming uestion and force their hands For what indeed is our Ingenuous Youth if not a series of embarrassments which includes a hearty helping of humiliation at the hands of these corrupt early bloomersAnd what is presence but continually weathering the storms seeded by these conniving cognoscenti ad infititumFor into such dark checkmates were the plans of the moral flyweights I knew in my early career intended to lead their victimsSo we Ingenuous Ones have no choice but to keep dancingBut I see in Jason s review that his character develops what used to be called presence that same confidence in himself to which I was only a newcomer in my late middle ageAnd if Hornblower and I turn out to be dancing to the same sheet of music it will be worthwhile to revisit this bookSo dear readers Please consider this review as very much a Work in Progress Madame Bovary doubled as the village librarian URGED me to read this book I m sure she saw in me a little Midshipman HornblowerShy standoffish and predisposed to Boom Chicka 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READ Ý Mr Midshipman Hornblower Cargo for the glory of England Though not an unualified success this first naval adventure teaches the young midshipman enough to launch him on a series of increasingly glorious exploits This novel in which young. Both my oldest daughter and her husband are fans of the Hornblower series and I ve thoroughly enjoyed the A E movie productions that I ve seen of the Hornblower corpus so I was motivated to read the books and decided to begin at the beginning of Hornblower s career with this novel My only previous acuaintance with Forester was from reading one of his short stories I m glad to say it didn t disappointForester had a deft hand with maritime adventure not all of it dealing with combat characterization and easily readable Realist style The movies based on parts of this novel don t always follow the book very closely the Hornblower revealed here is a complex character than the film version younger a teen at the beginning and callow and definitely fallible I could actually identify with him to a high degree even though I d never be able to do some of the things he did because he s portrayed as awkward and shy and as pushing himself to the limit to do things that tax and scare him mainly because he fears other people s ridicule if he doesn t and because he can make the same kind of absent minded mistakes like forgetting to cock his pistol when he s going into combat that I could imagine myself making One critic I ve read felt that Forester is a less deep writer than his fellow maritime novelist Melville because he doesn t go in for symbolism and allegory Nonetheless his writing isn t shallow he confronts his hero with several demands for moral decision making And on these occasions Hornblower comes through earning the reader s respect and setting a good example The writing here is vivid you get a really powerful picture of the hard and dangerous character of naval life in that day as you experience along with the hero the palms of his hands being flayed bloody by having to slide down a rough rope from a falling mast or the winter cold and wet of the waves constantly breaking over him in an open boatAlthough this book is usually considered a novel the structure is episodic enough that it could have been billed as a collection of short stories though the chapters are placed in chronological order they re each perfectly self contained and could stand as distinct units Since this wasn t the first Hornblower book to be written it doesn t furnish any detailed information about his life before he went to sea or why he decided on such a career I m assuming this would have appeared in the first book but the lack of it here made for a gap in the character development Also if Forester ever explained the basic nautical terms of a sail driven ship and its rigging and operations he doesn t do it here technical terms are used abundantly and you glean or sometimes don t glean an approximation of the meaning from the context unless you ve picked up a definition elsewhere A sailing ship entry in a good visual dictionary would be a useful accompaniment to this read But these are minor caveats I m looking forward to eventually reading the next two books in terms 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    Mr Midshipman Hornblower (E–pub/Kindle) ☆ C.S. Forester When I was growing up my Mom who doubled as the village librarian URGED me to read this book I’m sure she saw in me a little Midshipman HornblowerShy standoffish and predisposed to dumb clumsiness I obviously needed the role model of a misfit like I was who would bloom under the rigours of his first commandBut I was averse to authoritarian posturingLater though I would be plunged into the thick of it as Head Boy of our new high

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    Mr Midshipman Hornblower (E–pub/Kindle) ☆ C.S. Forester I’ve got really strong memories of enjoying the Hornblower TV movies of the late 90’s so seemed like another perfect book series to get started with I’d decided to read these in chronological orderWhilst there is a slight preuel feel to these adventures it’s definitely the best place to startSeeing young 17 year old Hornblower’s i

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    Mr Midshipman Hornblower (E–pub/Kindle) ☆ C.S. Forester READ á WINTERWARMER.CO º C.S. Forester Mr Midshipman Hornblower begins the seafaring career of a young British officer in one of the greatest historical naval fiction series ever penned It's a heck of a fun rollick with seamen Horatio Hornblower commences his career in the Royal Navy as an inexperienced midshipman in January 1794 Through a series of challenges and adve

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    READ & DOWNLOAD Mr Midshipman Hornblower C.S. Forester º 1 READ Mr Midshipman Hornblower (E–pub/Kindle) ☆ C.S. Forester Both my oldest daughter and her husband are fans of the Hornblower series and I've thoroughly enjoyed the A E movie productions that I've seen of the Hornblower corpus; so I was motivated to read the books and decided to begin at the beginning of Hornblower's career with this novel My only previous acuaintance with Forester was from reading one of his short stories I'm glad to say it didn't disappointForester had a deft hand with maritime

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    READ á WINTERWARMER.CO º C.S. Forester C.S. Forester º 1 READ Mr Midshipman Hornblower (E–pub/Kindle) ☆ C.S. Forester My library didn't have this when I started reading the series so I wound up reading Lieutenant Hornblower the second book chronologically before this There was uite a difference in the two books Where 'Lieutenant' was pretty much one long story with a short bit tacked on to the end 'Midshipman' jumps from one short adventure to another like a frog on a hot road but I liked both Reading them out of order wasn

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    Mr Midshipman Hornblower (E–pub/Kindle) ☆ C.S. Forester READ á WINTERWARMER.CO º C.S. Forester C.S. Forester º 1 READ Here we have a lad of seventeen a greenhorn deckhand who works his way up through the ranks with his determination grit and a dash of book learnin' poor seasick Hornblower who barely manages to escape with his life from the duel he himself orchestrated knowing his own inability and lack of experience in combat Here we have Mr Midshipman Hornb

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    Mr Midshipman Hornblower (E–pub/Kindle) ☆ C.S. Forester So this is actually a preuel written many years after Horatio Hornblower first took the stage and even after he had become one of England’s most famous heroes But I’ve decided to read these in chronological order and I’m uite glad that I did In this book Horatio is a very young midshipman although not as young as the

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    Mr Midshipman Hornblower (E–pub/Kindle) ☆ C.S. Forester HEART OF OAKHeart of oak are our shipsJolly tars are our menWe'll always be ready Steady boys steady We'll fight and we'l

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    Mr Midshipman Hornblower (E–pub/Kindle) ☆ C.S. Forester The Hornblower books by C S Forester are among the iconic novels of the English language and with good reason in my opinion I almost gave this a 4 star rating because of my stingy with the 5 star ratings rule After all 5 is the best you can givehow many can there be? Butbut decided I really do like these books to a 5 star level and they are very well writtenThis was not the first Hornblower booknot the first written that is but it is the

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    Mr Midshipman Hornblower (E–pub/Kindle) ☆ C.S. Forester I enjoyed this book It is a book about a young inexperienced midshipman named Mr Hornblower He takes us on many fun and challenging sea ventures I recommend this book to all readers It is uite light and fun to readEnjoy and Be Bless

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  • Hardcover
  • 310
  • Mr Midshipman Hornblower
  • C.S. Forester
  • English
  • 02 September 2018
  • 9780316289092