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The Happy Return

(1937)
(Beat to Quarters)
(The first book in the Horatio Hornblower series)
A novel by

 
 
Another exciting addition to our growing collection of sea stories, BEAT TO QUARTERS is a favorite among devotees of Horatio Hornblower, England's most durable sailor.

The creation of C.S. Forester (AFRICAN QUEEN, THE GOOD SHEPHERD), Hornblower is known and admired throughout the Western world. Winston Churchill was a notable enthusiast; he mentioned Hornblower in his WW II memoirs.

In BEAT TO QUARTERS, a still young Hornblower is captain of the 36-gun frigate Lydia. He sets his course for Spain and Nicaragua in his ongoing quest to cut Napoleon's lines wherever he crosses them.

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Used availability for C S Forester's The Happy Return

Hardback Editions

September 1938 : USA Hardback
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Title: Beat to Quarters
Author(s): C S Forester
ISBN: 0-8488-3336-8 / 978-0-8488-3336-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amereon Ltd
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September 1985 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Beat to Quarters (Hornblower Saga (Prebound))
Author(s): C S Forester
ISBN: 1-4177-0766-6 / 978-1-4177-0766-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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December 1951 : UK Hardback
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Title: Happy Return
Author(s): C S Forester
ISBN: 0-7181-0469-2 / 978-0-7181-0469-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd
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Paperback Editions

September 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Happy Return (A Horatio Hornblower Tale of the Sea)
Author(s): C S Forester
ISBN: 0-241-95553-X / 978-0-241-95553-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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October 2006 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Happy Return (A Horatio Hornblower Tale of the Sea)
Author(s): C S Forester
ISBN: 0-14-102705-3 / 978-0-14-102705-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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September 1985 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hornblower: Beat to Quarters (Hornblower Saga)
Author(s): C S Forester
ISBN: 0-316-28932-9 / 978-0-316-28932-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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February 1981 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Beat to Quarters (Horatio Hornblower)
Author(s): C S Forester
ISBN: 0-523-41390-4 / 978-0-523-41390-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
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1974 : USA Paperback
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Title: beat to quarters (Horatio Hornblower, #5)
Author(s): c s forester
ISBN: 0-523-00385-4 / 978-0-523-00385-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pinnacle
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January 1951 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Happy Return
Author(s): C S Forester
ISBN: 0-14-000835-7 / 978-0-14-000835-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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Audio Editions

September 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Happy Return
Author(s): C S Forester
ISBN: 1-5318-7022-8 / 978-1-5318-7022-5
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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October 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Happy Return
Author(s): C S Forester
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


October 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Happy Return
Author(s): C S Forester
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


December 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Beat to Quarters
Author(s): C S Forester
ISBN: 0-7366-8898-6 / 978-0-7366-8898-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Beat to Quarters (Lib)(CD)
Author(s): C S Forester
ISBN: 0-7366-9128-6 / 978-0-7366-9128-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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April 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Beat to Quarters
Author(s): C S Forester
ISBN: 0-7366-6755-5 / 978-0-7366-6755-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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October 1998 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Hornblower & The Happy Retur
Author(s): C S Forester
ISBN: 1-85998-996-9 / 978-1-85998-996-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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May 1998 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The Happy Return: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): C S Forester
ISBN: 0-7540-0137-7 / 978-0-7540-0137-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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March 1984 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Beat To Quarters
Author(s): C S Forester
ISBN: 0-7366-0654-8 / 978-0-7366-0654-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc.
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January 1920 : Audio Cassette

Title: Beat to Quarters
Author(s): C S Forester
ISBN: 5553675405 / 978-5553675400
Publisher: Books on Tape
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

October 2006 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Happy Return (A Horatio Hornblower Tale of the Sea)
Author(s): C S Forester
Publisher: Penguin
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