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C.S. Forester

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: 4.17 · 91,177 ratings · 3,890 reviews · 141 distinct worksSimilar authors
Mr. Midshipman Hornblower (...

4.13 avg rating — 11,087 ratings — published 1950 — 76 editions
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Lieutenant Hornblower

4.25 avg rating — 8,280 ratings — published 1952 — 56 editions
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Beat to Quarters

4.26 avg rating — 8,106 ratings — published 1937 — 54 editions
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Hornblower and the Hotspur

4.26 avg rating — 7,352 ratings — published 1962 — 53 editions
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The African Queen

4.05 avg rating — 6,706 ratings — published 1935 — 52 editions
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Hornblower and the Atropos

4.20 avg rating — 6,239 ratings — published 1953 — 45 editions
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Ship of the Line

4.30 avg rating — 5,897 ratings — published 1938 — 37 editions
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Flying Colours

4.30 avg rating — 5,482 ratings — published 1938 — 42 editions
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Commodore Hornblower

4.18 avg rating — 5,365 ratings — published 1945 — 46 editions
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Lord Hornblower

4.07 avg rating — 4,863 ratings — published 1946 — 47 editions
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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

“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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“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

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