The Life and Times of Horatio Hornblower
This “biography” of C.S. Forester’s famous fictional naval hero, written in 1970, is back in print in this new, handsome trade paper edition. Drawn from both the Hornblower series and its author’s extensive knowledge of the Royal Navy, Parkinson’s fiction is rife with footnotes, illustrations and family trees—enough to have a reader checking the Duke of Wellington’s actual dinner invitations for the good captain’s name. Fans of the twelve books of the Hornblower series will rejoice and be highly entertained by both content and the polite, respectful and high academic tone of this confection.