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Le avventure del capitano Hornblower

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Tra il 1700 e il 1800, ai tempi in cui Napoleone dominava l'Europa, solo la Royal Navy di Sua Maestà Britannica sfidava la potenza francese. Al suo servizio c'erano uomini dalle vite avventurose, il cui spirito è perfettamente impersonato da Orazio Hornblower, un ufficiale che, da semplice guardiamarina, arriva ai vertici del comando divenendo ammiraglio. Taciturno antiero ...more
Paperback, 1917 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by BUR Biblioteca Univ. Rizzoli (first published January 1st 2001)
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Cecil Scott Forester was the pen name of Cecil Louis Troughton Smith, an English novelist who rose to fame with tales of adventure and military crusades. His most notable works were the 11-book Horatio Hornblower series, about naval warfare during the Napoleonic era, and The African Queen (1935; filmed in 1951 by John Huston). His novels A Ship of the Line and Flying Colours were jointly awarded t ...more
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