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C S Forester

(Cecil Scott Forester)
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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.

Genres: Historical, Thriller
Hornblower Saga
   1. Mr Midshipman Hornblower (1950)
   2. Lieutenant Hornblower (1952)
   3. Hornblower and the Hotspur (1962)
   4. Hornblower and the Crisis (1967)
     aka Hornblower During the Crisis
   5. Hornblower and the Atropos (1953)
   6. The Happy Return (1937)
     aka Beat to Quarters
   7. The Ship of the Line (1938)
   8. Flying Colours (1938)
   9. The Commodore (1945)
     aka Commodore Hornblower
   10. Lord Hornblower (1946)
   11. Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies (1957)
   The Hornblower Companion (1964)
Hornblower Omnibus
   The Indomitable Hornblower (1963)
   The Young Hornblower (1964)
     aka Horatio Hornblower Goes to Sea
   Captain Hornblower RN (1965)
   Admiral Hornblower (1966)
Non fiction
   Napoleon and His Court (1924)
   Josephine, Napoleon's Empress (1925)
   Victor Emmanuel II and the Union of Italy (1927)
   Louis XIV (1928)
   Nelson (1929)
     aka Lord Nelson
   The Voyage of the 'Annie Marble' (1929)
   The 'Annie Marble' in Germany (1930)
   The Adventures of John Wetherell (1954)
   The Naval War of 1812 (1957)
     aka The Age of Fighting Sail
   Hunting the Bismarck (1959)
     aka Sink the Bismarck / The Last Nine Days of the Bismarck
   Fatal Fascination (1964) (with Nigel Balchin, Eric Linklater and Christopher Sykes.)
   Long Before Forty (1967)
Anthologies containing stories by C S Forester
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Short stories
The Man Who Felt Queer
The Physiology of Fear
The Turn of the Tide (1934)
The Head and the Feet (1945)
The Man Who Didn't Ask Why (1957)
Between Eight and Eight (1965)

Books about C S Forester

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