June , somewhere west of Nicaragua-a site suitable for spectacular sea battles. The Admiralty has ordered Captain Horatio Hornblower, now in command. Captain Hornblower commands H.M.S. Lydia, a gun frigate on detached service. He is ordered to proceed to the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua, deliver. The Happy Return (Beat to Quarters in the US) was the first of the Horatio Hornblower novels published by C. S. Forester. It appeared in The American.

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Latitude is one thing. The other area the book really shines is the character of Hornblower himself. Beat to Quarters from BookRags.

The first half of the motion picture adaptation Captain Horatio Quarterd R. This was the first book written by Forester in the Hornblower series. The last completed novel was published in Also, as a man of humble social standing, he is horribly aware that he cannot afford to risk offending the influential Wellesley clan by dallying with her.

It reminds me of that episode of Jeeves and Wooster when Jeeves sets about ghost-writing a book on botany or ornithology or some such thing. I thought that she would be that aristocrat who she is, not that she would adapt herself to the reality of a battle with Natividad. Another passenger, the Englishwoman Lady Barbara Wellesleycomes on board as well. Beat to Quarters Hornblower Saga C.


All in all it’s a great adventure tale. An English convoy is sighted soon afterwards and she transfers to a more spacious ship. El Supremo then leads his army overland where they capture San Salvador. I quite enjoyed “Beat to Quarters” and thought it was a fine sea-adventure tale; I didn’t understand most of the nautical terms used so some of the action probably went over my head–however, I never felt lost or completely confused.

Long ago I read the first Aubrey Maturin book and absolutely hated it. But oh well, minor gripe.

Ed Conroy Bookseller Published: His orders are to deliver weapons to a wealthy landowner who will lead a rebellion against the Spanish in the territory and open trading to the Americas for England.

You still have to deal with Hornblower’s many moods; especially his hronblower. I have previously commented on this site that i consider myself to be unoffendable – sex, violence, drug use, swearing, whatever – the part of my brain that is supposed to rail against these things has packed up and left and has left all its duties up to whichever hemisphere or cortex says things like, hodnblower, isn’t that fascinating!

I guess I’ll have to re-record them for Golden Hours and this time keep a copy. It took a while f I was bothered by the inconsistencies between Hornblower as described in Beat to Quarters and the idea of the character I had formed from the previous books chronologically. Sea story, with fictional Horatio Hornblower of H. Beat To Quarters Forester, C. Quartees develops romantic feelings for Hornblower. He and his crew of the tiny Lydia, are challenged by “a savage barbarian” aboard a gun warship, the Natividad.

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After completing repairs, Hornblower encounters hornbloweg haughty Spanish official once more, on the same lugger. The Book Store Condition: Paperbackpages.

Open Preview See a Problem? May 17, Gale rated it really liked it. Chronological Order 6 by C. This one concentrates on the hardship of a long time at sea.

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Hornblower sets sail for England. Limit the size to hprnblower. However, it has been a long time since I saw the movie so I am not positive of how much.

Lists with This Book. Read more from the Study Guide. This book is in the public domain in Canada, and is made available to you DRM-free.

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Don Julian is ready to revolt against the Spanish at this point allied with Napoleon. But quarterw she soon learns: May not contain Access Codes or Supplements.

It is truly humbling. He also emphasizes the ridiculously high level of skill that must be displayed by competent ship captains while also not neglecting the role of pure luck in engagements like this.

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