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Commodore Hornblower [Englisch] [Gebundene Ausgabe]

C. S. Forester
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Juni 1945
These thrilling tales of high-seas adventure in the Napoleonic era, which Winston Churchill found "vastly entertaining" and Ernest Hemingway recommended to "every literate I know", are being eagerly embraced by a new generation of readers. Back Bay takes pleasure in reissuing these classic tales in handsome new trade paperback editions.
-- The Hornblower renaissance is in full sail with a nearly tenfold increase in sales: more than I5O, OOO Hornblower books sold in the first six months of 1999.
-- The A&E television network's series of original movies based on Hornblower's adventures have been tremendously successful -- praised by critics, enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of viewers, and winner of the Emmy Award for best miniseries.
-- Two new movies will be premiering in the spring on A&E.
-- Readers and booksellers who admire Patrick O'Brian's novels delight in discovering this "new" series of nautical adventure stories.
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  • Gebundene Ausgabe: 384 Seiten
  • Verlag: Little Brown & Co (T); Auflage: First Edition (Juni 1945)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 0316288942
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316288941
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 19,3 x 13,7 x 2,8 cm
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 4.2 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (9 Kundenrezensionen)
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 893.432 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)

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It is 1812, and Hornblower has been given sole responsibility for protecting the Baltic trade and stopping the spread of Napoleon's empire into Sweden and Russia. His instructions are to sacrifice every man and his ship rather than surrender. The author also wrote "The African Queen". -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Taschenbuch .

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5.0 von 5 Sternen 5 Baltic Battles for Hornblower 8. Juni 2000
Von Bill Mac
Format:Taschenbuch
Commodore Hornblower was Forester's first attempt to replicate the pre-war success of his Horatio Hornblower trilogy; Beat to Quarters, Ship of the Line and Flying Colours. After emerging victorious from the greatest war in human history, would his readership still be interested in a more distant conflict? The answer was "Yes", but Forester made sure by including strong parallels between the Napoleonic Wars and World War II. The result, as a historical novel, was as relevant to the readers of the day as if it had been written about WWII. Commodore Hornblower works as a historical novel of the Napoleonic era and as a reminder of the immense struggles and sacrifices of WWII.
Commodore Hornblower begins with Hornblower leaving his new wife and son to return to sea. How poignant this passage must have been for the first post-war readers. Hornblower, now in charge of a small squadron, must take his ships into the Baltic past hostile Danes and Swedes who maintain a sinister neutrality. What follows is a series of naval and land engagements that are typical of this type of novel. However nobody surpassed Forester in telling exciting yet realistic action stories. The battle scenes are both exciting and exhilarating yet horrifying at the same time.
During his stint in the Baltic, Hornblower rubs shoulders with the Tsar of Russia, Marshal Bernadotte of Sweden and the warrior/philosopher Clausewitz. Hornblower must try and win over those hanging onto to neutrality by a thread and those siding with the tyrant Napoleon. As always he acquits himself well although he is his own worst critic.
While Commodore Hornblower works as both an action novel and a historical novel, I think that it might have lost some of the impact that it had when it was first published.
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3.0 von 5 Sternen New Issues and Challenges for Hornblower! 5. Mai 2007
Von Donald Mitchell TOP 500 REZENSENT
Format:Taschenbuch
Most Hornblower fans will either be strongly attracted to this story . . . or strongly repelled by it.

In the beginning, this book's mood shifts greatly from the earlier books now that Hornblower is rich and famous, and happily married to Lady Barbara. His glittering brothers-in-law are off winning critical battles, and Hornblower feels like he needs to keep winning some semblance of renown in order to retain Lady Barbara's respect. The book starts off slowly, therefore, in setting the stage for Captain Sir Horatio Hornblower's elevated status in society and in the fleet.

How can a leader set a good example? How should setting the right example be balanced with the need to get the right results? In Commodore Hornblower, Hornblower is torn between leading all of the action and encouraging his men to do the right thing. It's obviously a delicate balance that you will enjoy as Hornblower once again foils the Corsican tyrant in his own small way.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Hornblower in command of a squadron 16. Dezember 1999
Von Chak Wong
Format:Taschenbuch
Horatio Hornblower is now rich. His wife pampers him by buying him a set of Gibbons' Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, his favourite reading material. He has the best amenities money can buy.
During the passage into the Baltic, HH hosts a luxurious breakfast on the quarterdeck for Bush. Basking in sunshine, the HMS Nonsuch passes under the guns of hostile batteries.
Later on in St. Petersbourg, HH has a dalliance with the doe-eyed countess. (If Forester's son is to be believed, the author also had many such escapades.)
There are plenty of historical personages in the book: Richard Wellesley, Alexander I; Von Clausewitz. HH is involved with the siege of Riga. Only after he arranges an armistice with the retreating Prussians, does he get very ill with typhus.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Hornblower in command of a squadron 16. Dezember 1999
Von Chak Wong
Format:Taschenbuch
Horatio Hornblower is now rich. His wife pampers him by buying him a set of Gibbons' Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, his favourite reading material. He has the best amenities money can buy. During the passage into the Baltic, HH hosts a luxurious breakfast on the quarterdeck for Bush. Basking in sunshine, the HMS Nonsuch passes under the guns of hostile batteries.
Later on in St. Petersbourg, HH has a dalliance with the doe-eyed countess. (If Forester's son is to be believed, the author also had many such escapades.)
There are plenty of historical personages in the book: Richard Wellesley, Alexander I; Von Clausewitz. HH is involved with the siege of Riga. Only after he arranges an armistice with the retreating Prussians, does he get very ill with typhus.
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Format:Taschenbuch
Some stories are brilliant (Ayn Rand "The Fountainhead") and some are important to read (Victor Hugo "Notre Dame de Paris"), but none are more pleasurable and inspiring than this one -- C.S. Forester's masterpiece of war and courage, Commodore Hornblower. It's approximately halfway in the complete Hornblower saga of 10 stories, tracing his career from midshipman to admiral, but Commodore Hornblower was written when the character was fully alive to the author and it inspired me beyond anything else I've ever read. If you're interested in the problem of leadership, it is essential reading.
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