Hornblower in the West Indies / C. S. Forester. C. S. Forester, Cecil Scott.

Hornblower in the West Indies / C. S. Forester

London: Michael Joseph, 1958. 1st Edition 1st issue. Fine cloth copy in a near-fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Copy is not price-clipped.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 283 pages; Physical desc.: 283 p. 20 cm. Subject: Fiction -- Maritime -- High seas -- Adventure -- Pirates. Summary: 1815, the Napoleonic Wars are over. Yet, peace continues to elude Horatio Hornblower overseas. As an admiral struggling to impose order in the chaotic aftermath of the French wars, Horatio Hornblower, Commander-in-chief of His Majesty's ships and vessels in the West Indies, must still face savage pirates, reckless revolutionaries and a violent hurricane. And while his retirement at half-pay might well be in sight, Hornblower will need every ounce of his rapier wit and quick thinking - not to mention his courage and leadership - to ensure that the lasting peace in Europe reaches the turbulent seas of the West Indies. This is the tenth of eleven books chronicling the adventures of C. S. Forester's inimitable nautical hero, Horatio Hornblower. Item #199450

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