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Mr. Midshipman Hornblower 1

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Categorization is odious. There is tremendous overlap among genres. These pigeonholes are offered only as a convenience.

C. S. Forester (1899 - 1966)

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Cecil Scott Forester was the pen name of Cecil Louis Troughton Smith (August 27, 1899 April 2, 1966), an English novelist who rose to fame with tales of adventure and military crusades. His most notable works were the 11-book Horatio Hornblower series, about naval warfare during the Napoleonic era, and The African Queen (1935; filmed in 1951 by John Huston). His novels A Ship of the Line and Flying Colours were jointly awarded the 1938 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction.

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