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Captain Horatio Hornblower; Beat to Quarters

By: Forester, C.S.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown, and Company: 1939

Seller ID: 008094

Condition: Good Plus


Original grey cloth on boards. Hinges cracked. No writing. The first volume, complete in itself, of a very popular 3-volume set. "Beat to Quarters" is a traditional command which requires sailors to drop whatever they are doing and report to their assigned stations, whether for battle or other emergency. The original title, The Happy Return, tells of Captain Hornblower's mission to Nicaragua in 1808 to supply a local landowner with muskets and powder to fight the Spanish, who are aligned with Napoleon. A few twists and turns later, Hornblower meets a love interest. And that's ano... View more info