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Author Name    [Wyeth, Andrew; Laurie, Paul]; Forester, C.S. (Cecil Louis Troughton Smith )


Binding   Cloth

Book Condition   Very good +

Jacket Condition   Very good - Jacket

Edition   First American Edition

Publisher   Boston Little, Brown & Company 1946

Illustrator   Andrew Wyeth

Seller ID   11

8vo. (8.5” x 5.5”). pp. 318. Maroon cloth boards with titles stamped in gilt on the spine with nautical decoration; gilt stamped square-rigged sailing ship on front cover; illustrated end papers by Paul Laurie. A Very Good + copy with faint rubbing to corners and to extremities of spine. The VG - Andrew Wyeth illustrated dust jacket is price clipped and has chipping to spine and top edge, with two small (¼") closed tears on top edge. First published in England in June, 1946, and was released in the United States first as a serial, then as a novel. This is the fifth of eleven riveting novels Forester wrote that trace the career of Horatio Hornblower from his rocky start as a Midshipman in the British Navy during the Napoleonic wars through his many adventures to eventually become Admiral of the Fleet. If you enjoy Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey and Maturin series, you will find the adventures of Hornblower every bit as thrilling and even more accessible. C.S. Forester was an author most famous for his Hornblower and other seafaring novels, but also wrote crime novels and short stories set in World War II in addition to his most recognized work, The African Queen, which was made into a movie starring Humphrey Bogart in 1951.

Brandywine, Wyeth, Navy, Sailing, Patrick O'Brian, Napoleonic War, Aubrey, Maturin

Price = 25.00 USD

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