Before C.S. Forester achieved literary success with his famous saga of Captain Horatio Hornblower and the great romantic novels such as THE AFRICAN QUEEN, he had a difficult time making his start as an author. LONG BEFORE FORTY is the account of his lonely struggle to learn how to write. The concluding section, "Some Personal Notes," is a memoir of his creation of the famous Captain Hornblower.
Used availability for C S Forester's Long Before Forty
September 1988 : USA Hardback
February 1981 : USA Audio Cassette