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Mr. Midshipman Hornblower (Hornblower Saga)
ISBN13: 9780316289122
ISBN: 0316289124
List Price: $13.99
Publisher: Back Bay Books

The year is 1793, the eve of the Napoleonic Wars, and Horatio Hornblower, a seventeen year old boy unschooled in seafaring and the ways of seamen, is ordered to board a French merchant ship and take command of crew and cargo for the glory of England. Though not an unqualified success, this first naval adventure teaches the young midshipman enough to launch him on a series of increasingly glorious exploits. This novel in which young Horatio gets his sea legs, proves his mettle, and shows the makings of the legend he will become is the first of the eleven swashbuckling Hornblower tales that are today regarded as classic adventure stories of the sea.