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C. S. Forester (1899–1966)

Autor(a) de Mr. Midshipman Hornblower

146+ Works 30,877 Membros 541 Reviews 117 Favorited

About the Author

Born Cecil Louis Troughton Smith on August 27, 1899, in Cairo, Egypt, where his father was a government official, C. S. Forester grew up mainly in England. He was educated at Dulwich College, studying medicine briefly before decidint to become a writer. Forester moved to the United States before mostrar mais the start of World War II, and lived in Berkeley, California, until his death in 1966. Although Forester was a journalist, a novelist and a Hollywood scriptwriter, he is probably best known for his historical fiction, particularly the series of novels that feature Horatio Hornblower. The eleven-book series begins with Mr. Midshipmen Hornblower, in which the seventeen-year old Hornblower joins the British navy in 1793, just as the Napoleonic Wars are about to begin. Hornblower's continuing adventures, as well as his advancement to the highest ranks of the navy, are chronicled in further books, including Beat to Quarters, Flying Colours, Commodore Hornblower, Lord Hornblower, The Happy Return, and A Ship of the Line, for which Forester recived the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1939. Several of Forester's novels were made into films, most notably Payment Deferred (his first novel published in 1926), Eagle Squadron, The Commandos (the movie title was The Commandos Strike at Dawn), Captain Horatio Hornblower, Sink the Bismarck!, and The African Queen, starring Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart. Forester's nonfiction includes The Age of Fighting Sail: The Story of the Naval War of 1812, as well as biographies of Lord Nelson, Napoleon, Josephine, and King Louis XIV. He also wrote an autobiography, Long Before Forty. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras de C. S. Forester

Mr. Midshipman Hornblower (1950) 3,221 cópias
Lieutenant Hornblower (1951) 2,369 cópias
O feliz regresso de Hornblower (1937) 2,043 cópias
Hornblower and the Hotspur (1962) 2,038 cópias
Lord Hornblower (1946) 1,922 cópias
The Commodore (1945) — Autor — 1,816 cópias
A Ship of the Line (1938) — Autor — 1,764 cópias
Hornblower and the Atropos (1953) 1,746 cópias
Hornblower in the West Indies (1958) 1,657 cópias
Bandeiras ao vento (1938) — Autor — 1,630 cópias
Hornblower and the Crisis (1967) 1,416 cópias
The African Queen (1935) 1,350 cópias
O bom pastor (2020) 634 cópias
The Barbary Pirates (1777) 452 cópias
O Cruzador (1943) 426 cópias
The Hornblower Companion (1964) 374 cópias
Afundem o Bismarck! (1958) — Autor — 360 cópias
The General (1936) 343 cópias
The Captain from Connecticut (1941) 326 cópias
Death to the French (1932) 299 cópias
The Gun (1933) 274 cópias
Payment Deferred (1944) 257 cópias
The Sky and the Forest (1948) 204 cópias
The Indomitable Hornblower (1958) 189 cópias
A Epopeia de um Desconhecido (1929) 151 cópias
Plain Murder (1930) 146 cópias
To the Indies (1940) 112 cópias
The Man in the Yellow Raft (1967) 97 cópias
Gold from Crete: Ten Stories (1971) 92 cópias
The Nightmare (1954) 82 cópias
Hornblower Goes to Sea (1952) 75 cópias
The Pursued (1935) 73 cópias
Lord Nelson (1948) 50 cópias
Poo-Poo and the Dragons (1942) 49 cópias
The Peacemaker (1969) 48 cópias
Long Before Forty (1966) 24 cópias
The Daughter of the Hawk (1963) 24 cópias
Hornblower Takes Command (1900) 22 cópias
Hornblower in Captivity (1955) 21 cópias
The Hostage (1970) 15 cópias
Hornblower's Triumph (1955) 10 cópias
Flying Colours / A Ship of the Line (1938) — Autor — 5 cópias
Love Lies Dreaming (2013) 4 cópias
A Pawn Among Kings (2021) 3 cópias
Napoleon and His Court (2019) 3 cópias
The Annie Marble in Germany (1999) 3 cópias
The Eleventh Houri 1 exemplar(es)
The Earthly Paradise 1 exemplar(es)
UM MONSTRO 1 exemplar(es)
"Bismarck'? Bat?r?n?z" 1 exemplar(es)
Il capitano Hornblower 1 exemplar(es)
The Point and the Edge 1 exemplar(es)
Horatio Hornblower 1 exemplar(es)
Hornblower's Temptation 1 exemplar(es)
Orgoglio e passione 1 exemplar(es)
Konvoi 1943 1 exemplar(es)
Il cielo e la foresta 1 exemplar(es)
Ship in the line 1 exemplar(es)
Two-and-Twenty (1931) 1 exemplar(es)
L'incrociatore 1 exemplar(es)
The Turn of the Tide [short story] (1936) 1 exemplar(es)
Elixir of Love [short story] (1954) 1 exemplar(es)
SHIP OF THE LINE VOL. II (1939) 1 exemplar(es)
The Paid Piper (1924) 1 exemplar(es)
The Shadow of the Hawk (1928) 1 exemplar(es)
True War Stories (1961) 1 exemplar(es)
Nurse Cavell: A Play in Three Acts (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
Paradiso terrestre 1 exemplar(es)
Rendevous 1 exemplar(es)
Kommandør Peabody (1981) 1 exemplar(es)
Josephine,: Napoleon's empress, (1925) 1 exemplar(es)
Fähnrich Hornblower 1 exemplar(es)
Castigo Adiado 1 exemplar(es)
Simples Assassínio 1 exemplar(es)
Il ritorno di Hornblower 1 exemplar(es)
Hornblower i Östersjön 1 exemplar(es)
Rivulets of Blood 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

75 Short Masterpieces: Stories from the World's Literature (1961) — Contribuinte — 298 cópias
The African Queen [1951 film] (1951) — Novel — 297 cópias
Men at War: The Best War Stories of All Time (1942) — Contribuinte; Contribuinte — 288 cópias
The Golden Treasury of Children's Literature Set (1961) — Contribuinte — 209 cópias
Secrets & Spies: Behind the Scenes Stories of World War II (1964) — Contribuinte — 184 cópias
The Pan Book of Horror Stories (1959) — Contribuinte — 158 cópias
The Saturday Evening Post Treasury (1954) — Contribuinte — 136 cópias
Deep Waters: Mysteries on the Waves (2019) — Contribuinte — 87 cópias
Dreadnought: A History of the Modern Battleship (1739) — Introdução, algumas edições81 cópias
Great Short Tales of Mystery and Terror (1982) — Contribuinte — 80 cópias
Sink the Bismarck! [1960 film] (1960) — Original novel — 74 cópias
Fifty Best Mysteries (1991) — Contribuinte — 73 cópias
Modern English Short Stories: Second Series (1911) — Contribuinte — 62 cópias
65 Great Tales of Horror (1981) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias
Desert Island Decameron (1945) — Contribuinte — 57 cópias
The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor (1949) — Introdução, algumas edições54 cópias
The Oxford Book of Sea Stories (1994) — Contribuinte — 50 cópias
Captain Horatio Hornblower [1950 film] (1950) — Original novel — 46 cópias
The Lucifer Society (1971) — Contribuinte; Contribuinte — 42 cópias
65 Great Murder Mysteries (1983) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias
The Adventures of John Wetherell (1953) — Editor; Introdução — 41 cópias
Ellery Queen's Book of Mystery Stories by 25 Famous Writers (1952) — Contribuinte — 36 cópias
The Book of the Sea (1954) — Editor — 36 cópias
Some Things Fierce and Fatal (1971) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias
The Vintage Book of Classic Crime (1993) — Contribuinte — 34 cópias
Mysterious Sea Stories (1985) — Contribuinte — 30 cópias
100 Best True Stories of World War II (1945) — Contribuinte — 30 cópias
Murder Short & Sweet (2008) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
Stories for the Dead of Night (1957) — Contribuinte — 28 cópias
Short Stories of the Sea (1984) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
The Saturday Evening Post Reader of Sea Stories (1962) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
The Unspeakable People (1969) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
American Heritage Magazine Vol 15 No 3 1964 April (1964) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
American Heritage Magazine Vol 15 No 6 1964 October (1964) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
The Best Horror Stories (1977) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
The Pride and the Passion [1957 film] (1957) — Writer — 22 cópias
Battle: True Stories of Combat in World War II (1965) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
American Heritage Magazine Vol 09 No 4 1958 June (1958) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
A Treasury of Sea Stories (1948) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Ellery Queen's Twentieth Century Detective Stories (1964) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
The Third Book of Unknown Tales of Horror (1979) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
The Reader's Digest Teen-Age Treasury: Four Volumes (1957) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
American Heritage Magazine Vol 15 No 1 1963 December (1963) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
World's Great Tales of the Sea (1944) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
The Saturday Evening Post Book of the Sea and Ships (1978) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
The Penguin Book of Sea Stories (1977) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
The Queen's Awards: Sixth Series (1953) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
American Heritage Magazine Vol 08 No 5 1957 August (1957) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
The Bedside Lilliput (1950) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Wide World (1957) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
In the Dead of Night (1961) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
A Cavalcade of Collier's (1959) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
The 7th Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories (1972) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
A Treasury of Doctor Stories (1946) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Fatal Fascination: A Choice of Crime (1964) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Tall Short Stories (1960) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Griezelverhalen 2 (1962) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Murder Without Tears (1946) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Escape Stories (1980) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
My Favorite Suspense Stories (1968) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Great Stories from the Saturday Evening Post, 1947 (1947) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
13 Ways to Kill a Man (1966) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Great Stories from the Saturday Evening Post (1947) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
The Harrap Book of Modern Short Stories (1956) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
A Seaman's Book of Sea Stories (2009) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Verhalen omnibus (1967) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Murder for the Millions (1946) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Full Forty Fathoms: Stories of Underwater Adventure (1975) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Wake Up Screaming: Sixteen Chilling Tales of the Macabre (1967) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Dealers Choice: The Worlds Greatest Poker Stories (1955) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Second Mystery Companion (1944) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Post Stories of 1941 (1942) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Thirteen Short Stories (1968) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
The Best from Cosmopolitan — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Commandos Strike at Dawn [1942 film] (2003) — Story — 4 cópias
The Wide Sea (1962) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Huivering wekken : 26 onthutsende verhalen (1982) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
The Saturday Evening Post Stories 1948 (1948) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Tales of Fear & Frightening Phenomena (1982) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Argosy, February 26, 1938 (1938) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
The Saturday Evening Post Stories: 1942-1945 (1946) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
The Bathroom Reader (1946) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
The Saturday Evening Post Stories 1962 — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
The Best Short Short Stories from Collier's (1948) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Evil Tales of Evil Things (Scare Your Socks Off) (1993) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
In Fear and Dread (1974) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Argosy, March 12, 1938 (1938) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Argosy, Volume 285 Number 1, October 1, 1938 (1938) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Argosy, March 5, 1938 (1938) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Argosy, December 24, 1938 (1938) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Famous Fantastic Mysteries, Vol. 09, No. 3, February 1948 (1948) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Argosy, October 22, 1938 (1938) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
The Undying Past (1961) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Best Stories from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (1944) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Horror (1978) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Payment Deferred [1932 film] (1932) — Based on the book — 2 cópias
150 anni in Giallo (1989) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Argosy, December 17, 1938 (1938) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Argosy, December 3, 1938 (1938) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
The Bedside Bonanza (1944) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Argosy, October 15, 1938 (1938) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Argosy, December 31, 1938 (1938) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
The Masque of the Red Death and Other Tales of Horror (1964) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Argosy, September 24, 1938 (1938) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Argosy, December 10, 1938 (1938) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Argosy, April 2, 1938 (1938) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Argosy, March 26, 1938 (1938) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Argosy, October 8, 1938 (1938) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Murder Mixture: An Anthology of Crime Stories (1963) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Meuterei auf der Bounty. Und weitere Abenteuer zur See (0019) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Argosy, September 17, 1938 (1938) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Argosy: December 1964 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Argosy, May 14, 1938 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Argosy, January 7, 1939 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Argosy, January 18, 1941 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Argosy (UK) [Vol. IV No. 5, June 1943] — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Saturday Evening Post July 16, 1966 No. 15 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Hollywood Unreel: Fantasies about Hollywood and the Movies (1982) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Forever England [1935 film] — Original novel — 1 exemplar(es)
Did It Happen? (1956) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Ellery Queen's 1966 Anthology — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Synnitön lankeemus [1943 film] — Original story — 1 exemplar(es)
Diners' Delight: the Best of the Diners' Club Magazine (1962) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Horror and Homicide (1949) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Assault (1965) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Argosy, March 19, 1938 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Life Magazine 1955.03.14 March 14, 1955 (1955) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Eagle Squadron [1942 film] — Story — 1 exemplar(es)
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine - 1958/08 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Sailor of the King [1953 film] (1953) — Original novel — 1 exemplar(es)

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Be warned, this is spoiler ridden.
This is quite dramatic and the tension ramps up throughout. Margery gets home from a night out to find her sister dead, with her head in the gas oven. Verdict of suicide is returned, especially when she is discovered to be 3 months pregnant. What follows is a portrait of an unhappy marriage, told largely from the female perspective. Gradually both Margery and her mother come to believe that Margery's husband, Ted, was responsible for both Dot's pregnancy and death. Mrs Claire resolves to pursue him and make sure that he suffers. For a while I though that Ted might be the pursued, but he never feels as if he is sensible of the pursuit, right up to the denouement. The final portion of the book sees Margery and her mother on the run, are they the pursued? They are more sensible of their situation than Ted ever was.
This was surprisingly sensitively done. Told from the perspective of Margery and her mother, it is mostly in the female voice. The situation of Margery & Ted's marriage is explored from her perspective and it is clearly abusive, even if she would not describe it as that. The helplessness of her situation has conditioned her to be dependent and she comes across as very weak in the final portion, being steered by her mother. There's a lot going on in here and it struck me as surprisingly sensitive to mental state and motive for the time it was written.
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Helenliz | outras 2 resenhas | May 16, 2024 |
This isn't so much a whodunit as a whydoneit - and will he get away with it. Published in 1930, this feels older and is of its time. No forensics, no electronic tracking. Charlie Morris is a man with a chip on his shoulder, he feels that he is owed more than he has in life. At the start we find Morris and two of his colleagues having been discovered in a bribery scam at their advertising agency. It is Guy Fawkes night and this pops an idea in Morris' head - to murder their supervisor who is about to tell the agency boss and get them all fired. He involves both of his colleagues in the act, such that they are both implicated as accessories. From here is continues as a psychological study of how actions build upon each other.
In a sense it us a bit like Patricia Highsmith's Ripley, you know he's a villain, you are waiting to see what he does next and if he gets away with it. This is told by an omnipresent narrator and we see events and actions that impact on 2 main protagonists. Morris is also a lot less charming than Ripley, you don;t want him to get away with it in quite the same way. I listened to it and I'd certainly read or listen to more by Forester in this vein.
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Helenliz | outras 4 resenhas | Mar 16, 2024 |
Western
 
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BooksInMirror | outras 5 resenhas | Feb 19, 2024 |
Chiefly didactic; Forester was no longer writing war propaganda but instead trying to memorialize the horrors of the Nazi regime. Distinctively Forester, and definitely horrifying, but not his best work.
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themulhern | outras 2 resenhas | Feb 13, 2024 |

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Louis Renner Translator
Nicolas Coster Narrator, Performer
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N. C. Wyeth Cover artist
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Victor Edman Narrator
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René Robert Translator
Louis Guilloux Translator
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Max Tidof Sprecher
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Nello Giugliano Translator
Mogens Boisen Translator
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Jim Frangione Narrator
Ada E. Franco Translator
Oscar Krokstedt Translator
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K. B. Palkovský Translator
Ivan Hrbek Translator
Annemarie Horst Translator
D. J. Taylor Introduction
Reg Broad Narrator
Ursula Wulfecamp Translator
F. Oliveira Faia Translator
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Len Goldberg Cover illustration
Chris Mayger Illustrator
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Membros
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Avaliação
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Idiomas
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