Margot (midnight_birth) wrote in margot_quotes,

Hornblower and the Hand of Destiny by C.S. Forester.


Title: Hornblower and the Hand of Destiny.
Author: C.S. Forester.
Genre: Fiction, literature, adventure, war lit, historical fiction, naval fiction, short story.
Country: U.K.
Language: English.
Publication Date: November 23, 1940.
Summary: Immediately after being promoted to Lieutenant, Hornblower is transferred to HMS Marguerite, under the command of the incredibly abusive and sadistic Captain Courtney. But after a week of being there, Hornblower is called upon to negotiate the terms of a mutiny, and as the ship comes into battle with a Spanish ship, a unique opportunity presents itself to Hornblower to ensure his further promotion, to benefit the service and his ship, and to gain the ultimate justice.

My rating: 7.5/10.
My Review:

♥ Brutes sometimes attained promotion in the British navy, but cowards never.
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