CHARACTERS Ò Mr Midshipman Hornblower

SUMMARY Mr Midshipman Hornblower

CHARACTERS Ò Mr Midshipman Hornblower ë ❰Reading❯ ➿ Mr Midshipman Hornblower Author C.S. Forester – Horatio Hornblower é um jovem de 17 anos e está prestes a embarcar na maior aventura da sua época a de oficial da Marinha Britânica e logo no momento em ue a Europa começa a tremer perante o gén HoPela inclemência dos mares e Mr Midshipman ePUB #187 a dura disciplina da Marinha mas assim começa a carreira do jovem Hornblower para se tornar num dos maiores heróis das Guerras Napoleónicas E numa das mais fascinantes personagens da literatura histórica. The Hornblower books by C S Forester are among the iconic novels of the English language and with good reason in my opinion I almost gave this a 4 star rating because of my stingy with the 5 star ratings rule After all 5 is the best you can givehow many can there be Butbut decided I really do like these books to a 5 star level and they are very well writtenThis was not the first Hornblower booknot the first written that is but it is the first in chronological order in Hornblower's life This book starts out with an extremely unsure and YOUNG Midshipman Hornblower arriving at his first ship It follows him through a series of adventures from the misery of serving under a senior Midshipman who will never be promoted because he's failed the Lieutenant's test too many times This man takes his wretchedness and bitterness out on all the younger thus juniorMidshipmen The book's story continues with Hornblower's life through his promotion to Lieutenant while he's in a Spanish prison as a prisoner of war The book ends with his release from prisoner of war status and a promise of adventureThis these book books are well worth reading Patrick O'Brian's works have become very well known of late in my opinion as action and adventure stories Forester's works are far superior Just me of course


Horatio Hornblower é um jovem de anos e está prestes a embarcar na maior aventura da sua época a de oficial da Marinha Britânica e logo no momento em ue a Europa começa a tremer perante o génio militar de Napoleão Bonaparte Mas antes ue Hornblower possa. When I was growing up my Mom who doubled as the village librarian URGED me to read this book I’m sure she saw in me a little Midshipman HornblowerShy standoffish and predisposed to dumb clumsiness I obviously needed the role model of a misfit like I was who would bloom under the rigours of his first commandBut I was averse to authoritarian posturingLater though I would be plunged into the thick of it as Head Boy of our new high school Popularity Not a chance Looks A blank on that score too I was a bit overweight and ungainly But dumb luck has doggedly plodded close behind me all my long lifeAnd besides when I was a kid I was much intent on doing what the other kids liked to do have fun and joke aroundWhen I finally picked up this book nearly 60 years later I was as unfit as ever to read it for a different reasonYou see I’ve always believed in adulthood that virtue and not swagger and a strutting attitude yields the best rewards I’ve seen too many intellectual flyweights and moral midgets assume the reins of command in my long career and through their draconian attitudes fake the whole thing passably enoughThat’s the strong and unpleasant impression I got from Hornblower’s first acts after being promoted particularly in the flintlock duel sceneSo when I reread this Horatio I decided not to Friend you DNFHowever it’s a wonderfully well written book and a good yarn and you know what After reading Jason Koivu’s beautiful five star review here on GR I’ve decided to someday if I get the chance revisit itSo why’s that Well back in the times when I was similarly “in command” of a group of office workers I led by intuition and not by will much like the young untried ordinary seaman HornblowerSo his embarrassing moments reminded me too much of my ownToo many folks I know have corrupted their youth early on with the strategy of power its dark secrets veiled in a “tedious argument of insidious intent” to lead their hapless victims to an “overwhelming uestion” and force their hands For what indeed is our Ingenuous Youth if not a series of embarrassments which includes a hearty helping of humiliation at the hands of these corrupt early bloomersAnd what is ‘presence’ but continually weathering the storms seeded by these conniving cognoscenti ad infititumFor into such dark checkmates were the plans of the moral flyweights I knew in my early career intended to lead their victimsSo we Ingenuous Ones have no choice but to keep dancingBut I see in Jason’s review that his character develops what used to be called “presence” that same confidence in himself to which I was only a newcomer in my late middle ageAnd if Hornblower and I turn out to be dancing to the same sheet of music it will be worthwhile to revisit this bookSo dear readers Please consider this review as very much a Work in Progress

C.S. Forester Ï 1 CHARACTERS

Mr Midshipman HornblowerMostrar as suas habilidades como líder e herói ele terá ue enfrentar a hostilidade dos seus camaradas será forçado a um duelo e mais importante terá ue se manter bem afastado da guilhotina em território inimigo A sua coragem será testada até ao limite. My library didn't have this when I started reading the series so I wound up reading Lieutenant Hornblower the second book chronologically before this There was uite a difference in the two books Where 'Lieutenant' was pretty much one long story with a short bit tacked on to the end 'Midshipman' jumps from one short adventure to another like a frog on a hot road but I liked both Reading them out of order wasn't a huge deal although I would have preferred to read them in chronological order will do so from now on I have all 11 booksHornblower is a really interesting hero He's not physically perfect He's tough as nails but shy skinny prone to seasickness clumsiness He's fairly smart does his best thinking with real problems under life threatening circumstances but most of all he has a very rigid code of honor holds true to it He never prevaricates even to himself this series of adventures shows off the entire young manHornblower is rather offhand about the many hardships a sailor faced in the British Navy of the early 1800's I thought back to my Army days tried to put it in perspective Each man had 22 to hang his hammock Imagine that for a moment That's about shoulder width that's the room they had not only to sleep in but to get in out of the bloody thing Suddenly my WWII barracks with rows of bunk beds seemed uite spaciousWhy so little room Forester mentions 300 men on a 'frigate' space issues in several places What's a frigate how big is it I looked around a little guess it was about 135' long x 40' wide Tough to tell since the term seems to have covered a lot of different types sizes Figure 2 decks the math shows that each man had 36 suare feet a 6'x6' area without allowing for any superstructure bracing tapering cannon supplies or anything else which may well have eaten up a lot of the room Oh my Tight uarters indeed especially for voyages of months They might have room in a grave Even with all the fresh sea air I imagine the smell was enough to knock a vulture over Barely mentioned are the 'latrines' which weren't really as such They were an area with ropes strung off the side of the ship They swung out over the ocean with their trousers down hung on while they did their business no matter what the weather was like UghFood water are mentioned a few times Do NOT look it up It's enough to gag a maggot And there were rats Yet Hornblower likes the sea life It's beyond imagining Shore life must have been dismal indeed It makes the adventures hardships that he willingly endures far believable I'm still uite entranced by the series will continue to listen to it It's very well read a perfect mediumThe full series in Published Order1 The Happy Return 1937 aka Beat to uarters2 The Ship of the Line 19383 Flying Colours 19384 The Commodore 1945 aka Commodore Hornblower5 Lord Hornblower 19466 Mr Midshipman Hornblower 19507 Lieutenant Hornblower 19528 Hornblower and the Atropos 19539 Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies 195710 Hornblower and the Hotspur 196211 Hornblower and the Crisis 1967 aka Hornblower During the Crisis partial unfinished novel12 Hornblower Addendum 2011Hornblower One More Time contains 3 short stories Hand of Destiny Charitable Offering aka The Bad Samaritan Hornblower and His MajestyHornblower Addendum Five Stories 2011 is 5 adventures of Horatio Hornblower two as Lieutenant two as Captain and one as Admiral of the FleetThe Hornblower Companion is an atlas with brief descriptons should be read along with the booksHornblower Chronology From Wikipedia other sourcesSS Short Story1 Mr Midshipman Hornblower Jan 1794–Mar 179814 Hornblower and the Hand of Destiny SS 1798 need to find15 Hornblower and the Big Decision Temptation or Widow McCool SS 17992 Lieutenant Hornblower May 1800–Mar 18033 Hornblower and the Hotspur Apr 1803–Jul 18054 Hornblower and the Crisis aka Hornblower During the Crisis Aug 1805–Dec 1805 partial unfinished novel5 Hornblower and the Atropos Dec 1805–Jan 18086 The Happy Return aka Beat to uarters Jun 1808–Oct 18087 The Ship of the Line May 1810–Oct 181075 Hornblower's Charitable Offering aka The Bad Samaritan SS Jun 18108 Flying Colours Nov 1810–Jun 181185 Hornblower and His Majesty SS 18129 The Commodore aka Commodore Hornblower Apr 1812–Dec 181210 Lord Hornblower Oct 1813–Jun 181411 Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies May 1821–Oct 1823115 The Last Encounter SS Nov 1848The Point and the Edge is a brief outline of a storyThe Wikipedia entry for the series has a lot of good information but careful of spoilers There is a table listing all the books stories with both the UKUSA published names dates plus the chronological dates movies other stuffSee Joy's review for movies