C.S. Forester


Born
in Cairo, Egypt
December 13, 1901

Died
April 02, 1966

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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 the 1938 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction.

Average rating: 4.19 · 124,900 ratings · 5,709 reviews · 188 distinct worksSimilar authors
Mr. Midshipman Hornblower

4.16 avg rating — 14,233 ratings — published 1950 — 203 editions
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Lieutenant Hornblower

4.29 avg rating — 10,390 ratings — published 1952 — 124 editions
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Beat to Quarters

4.28 avg rating — 9,986 ratings — published 1937 — 3 editions
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Hornblower and the Hotspur

4.29 avg rating — 9,186 ratings — published 1962 — 115 editions
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The African Queen

4.04 avg rating — 7,909 ratings — published 1935 — 139 editions
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Hornblower and the Atropos

4.22 avg rating — 7,695 ratings — published 1953 — 108 editions
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Ship of the Line

4.31 avg rating — 7,081 ratings — published 1938 — 9 editions
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The Good Shepherd

4.14 avg rating — 8,524 ratings — published 1955 — 165 editions
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Flying Colours

4.32 avg rating — 6,753 ratings — published 1938 — 3 editions
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Commodore Hornblower

4.22 avg rating — 6,619 ratings — published 1945 — 97 editions
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Mr. Midshipman Hornblower Lieutenant Hornblower Hornblower and the Hotspur Hornblower During the Crisis Hornblower and the Atropos Beat to Quarters Ship of the Line
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“When a man who is drinking neat gin starts talking about his mother he is past all argument.”
C.S. Forester, The African Queen

“Clairvoyant, Hornblower could foresee that in a year's time, the world would hardy remember the incident. In twenty years, it would be entirely forgotten. Yet those headless corpses up there in Muzillac; those shattered redcoats; those Frenchmen caught in the four-pounder's blast of canister -- they were as dead as if it had been a day in which history had been changed.”
C.S. Forester, Mr. Midshipman Hornblower

“I thank God daily for the good fortune of my birth, for I am certain I would have made a miserable peasant.”
C.S. Forester, Mr. Midshipman Hornblower
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