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C. S. Forester (1899–1966)

Autor(a) de Mr. Midshipman Hornblower

148+ Works 30,754 Membros 540 Críticas 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 por C. S. Forester

Mr. Midshipman Hornblower (1950) 3,207 exemplares
Lieutenant Hornblower (1951) 2,363 exemplares
O feliz regresso de Hornblower (1937) 2,034 exemplares
Hornblower and the Hotspur (1962) 2,029 exemplares
Lord Hornblower (1946) 1,910 exemplares
The Commodore (1945) — Autor — 1,806 exemplares
A Ship of the Line (1938) — Autor — 1,755 exemplares
Hornblower and the Atropos (1953) 1,740 exemplares
Hornblower in the West Indies (1958) 1,649 exemplares
Bandeiras ao vento (1938) — Autor — 1,623 exemplares
Hornblower and the Crisis (1967) 1,405 exemplares
The African Queen (1935) 1,347 exemplares
O bom pastor (2020) 632 exemplares
The Barbary Pirates (1777) 451 exemplares
O Cruzador (1943) 424 exemplares
The Hornblower Companion (1964) 373 exemplares
Afundem o Bismarck! (1958) — Autor — 359 exemplares
The General (1936) 342 exemplares
The Captain from Connecticut (1941) 325 exemplares
Death to the French (1932) 299 exemplares
O canhão (1933) 274 exemplares
Payment Deferred (1944) 256 exemplares
The Sky and the Forest (1948) 202 exemplares
The Indomitable Hornblower (1958) 189 exemplares
A Epopeia de um Desconhecido (1929) 151 exemplares
Plain Murder (1930) 144 exemplares
To the Indies (1940) 112 exemplares
The Man in the Yellow Raft (1967) 97 exemplares
Gold from Crete: Ten Stories (1971) 92 exemplares
The Nightmare (1954) 82 exemplares
Hornblower Goes to Sea (1952) 74 exemplares
The Pursued (1935) 72 exemplares
Randall and the River of Time (1950) 67 exemplares
Horatio Hornblower, Books 1–11 (1975) 65 exemplares
Lord Nelson (1948) 51 exemplares
Poo-Poo and the Dragons (1942) 49 exemplares
The Peacemaker (1969) 48 exemplares
The Commodore / Lord Hornblower (1959) 24 exemplares
The Daughter of the Hawk (1963) 24 exemplares
Long Before Forty (1966) 24 exemplares
Hornblower Takes Command (1900) 22 exemplares
Hornblower in Captivity (1955) 21 exemplares
Hornblower Addendum: Five Stories (2011) 20 exemplares
The Hostage (1970) 15 exemplares
Hornblower's Triumph (1955) 10 exemplares
One Wonderful Week 6 exemplares
Flying Colours / A Ship of the Line (1938) — Autor — 5 exemplares
Love Lies Dreaming (2013) 4 exemplares
A Pawn Among Kings (2021) 3 exemplares
Napoleon and His Court (2019) 3 exemplares
The Annie Marble in Germany (1999) 3 exemplares
UM MONSTRO 1 exemplar
The Eleventh Houri 1 exemplar
Ship in the line 1 exemplar
Konvoi 1943 1 exemplar
Horatio Hornblower 1 exemplar
Two-and-Twenty (1931) 1 exemplar
True War Stories (1961) 1 exemplar
The Shadow of the Hawk (1928) 1 exemplar
The Paid Piper (1924) 1 exemplar
SHIP OF THE LINE VOL. II (1939) 1 exemplar
Elixir of Love [short story] (1954) 1 exemplar
L'incrociatore 1 exemplar
Rendevous 1 exemplar
Kommandør Peabody (1981) 1 exemplar
Castigo Adiado 1 exemplar
Paradiso terrestre 1 exemplar
Rivulets of Blood 1 exemplar

Associated Works

75 Short Masterpieces: Stories from the World's Literature (1961) — Contribuidor — 298 exemplares
The African Queen [1951 film] (1951) — Novel — 296 exemplares
Men at War: The Best War Stories of All Time (1942) — Contribuidor; Contribuidor — 286 exemplares
The Golden Treasury of Children's Literature Set (1961) — Contribuidor — 209 exemplares
Secrets & Spies: Behind the Scenes Stories of World War II (1964) — Contribuidor — 182 exemplares
The Pan Book of Horror Stories (1959) — Contribuidor — 158 exemplares
The Saturday Evening Post Treasury (1954) — Contribuidor — 137 exemplares
Deep Waters: Mysteries on the Waves (2019) — Contribuidor — 86 exemplares
Dreadnought: A History of the Modern Battleship (1739) — Introdução, algumas edições81 exemplares
Great Short Tales of Mystery and Terror (1982) — Contribuidor — 79 exemplares
Sink the Bismarck! [1960 film] (1960) — Original novel — 74 exemplares
Fifty Best Mysteries (1991) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
Modern English Short Stories: Second Series (1911) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
65 Great Tales of Horror (1981) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
Desert Island Decameron (1945) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor (1949) — Introdução, algumas edições54 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Sea Stories (1994) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
Captain Horatio Hornblower [1950 film] (1950) — Original novel — 46 exemplares
The Lucifer Society (1971) — Contribuidor; Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
65 Great Murder Mysteries (1983) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
The Adventures of John Wetherell (1953) — Editor; Introdução — 41 exemplares
Ellery Queen's Book of Mystery Stories by 25 Famous Writers (1952) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
The Book of the Sea (1954) — Editor — 36 exemplares
Some Things Fierce and Fatal (1971) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
The Vintage Book of Classic Crime (1993) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Murder Short & Sweet (2008) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
Mysterious Sea Stories (1985) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
100 Best True Stories of World War II (1945) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Stories for the Dead of Night (1957) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
Short Stories of the Sea (1984) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
The Saturday Evening Post Reader of Sea Stories (1962) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
The Unspeakable People (1969) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
American Heritage Magazine Vol 15 No 6 1964 October (1964) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
American Heritage Magazine Vol 15 No 3 1964 April (1964) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
The Best Horror Stories (1977) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Battle: True Stories of Combat in World War II (1965) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
The Pride and the Passion [1957 film] (1957) — Writer — 21 exemplares
A Treasury of Sea Stories (1948) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
American Heritage Magazine Vol 09 No 4 1958 June (1958) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Ellery Queen's Twentieth Century Detective Stories (1964) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
The Reader's Digest Teen-Age Treasury: Four Volumes (1957) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
The Third Book of Unknown Tales of Horror (1979) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
American Heritage Magazine Vol 15 No 1 1963 December (1963) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
World's Great Tales of the Sea (1944) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
The Saturday Evening Post Book of the Sea and Ships (1978) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
The Queen's Awards: Sixth Series (1953) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Sea Stories (1977) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
American Heritage Magazine Vol 08 No 5 1957 August (1957) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
The Bedside Lilliput (1950) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Wide World (1957) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
In the Dead of Night (1961) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
The 7th Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories (1972) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
A Cavalcade of Collier's (1959) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
A Treasury of Doctor Stories (1946) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Fatal Fascination: A Choice of Crime (1964) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Tall Short Stories (1960) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Griezelverhalen 2 (1962) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Murder Without Tears (1946) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Escape Stories (1980) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Great Sea Stories: The Cruel Sea, The Ship, Dive in the Sun (1979) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
My Favorite Suspense Stories (1968) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Great Stories from the Saturday Evening Post, 1947 (1947) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
13 Ways to Kill a Man (1966) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Great Stories from the Saturday Evening Post (1947) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
The Harrap Book of Modern Short Stories (1956) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
A Seaman's Book of Sea Stories (2009) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Verhalen omnibus (1967) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Het dagboek in de sneeuw : en andere griezelverhalen — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Murder for the Millions (1946) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Full Forty Fathoms: Stories of Underwater Adventure (1975) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Wake Up Screaming: Sixteen Chilling Tales of the Macabre (1967) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Dealers Choice: The Worlds Greatest Poker Stories (1955) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Second Mystery Companion (1944) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Post Stories of 1941 (1942) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Thirteen Short Stories (1968) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
The Best from Cosmopolitan — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Commandos Strike at Dawn [1942 film] (2003) — Story — 4 exemplares
The Wide Sea (1962) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Huivering wekken : 26 onthutsende verhalen (1982) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
The Saturday Evening Post Stories 1948 (1948) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Tales of Fear & Frightening Phenomena (1982) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Payment Deferred: A Play in a Prologue, Three Acts and an Epilogue (1934) — Original novel — 3 exemplares
Argosy, February 26, 1938 (1938) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
The Saturday Evening Post Stories: 1942-1945 (1946) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
The Bathroom Reader (1946) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
The Saturday Evening Post Stories 1962 — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
The Best Short Short Stories from Collier's (1948) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Evil Tales of Evil Things (Scare Your Socks Off) (1993) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
In Fear and Dread (1974) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Argosy, March 12, 1938 (1938) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Argosy, Volume 285 Number 1, October 1, 1938 (1938) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Argosy, March 5, 1938 (1938) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Argosy, December 24, 1938 (1938) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Famous Fantastic Mysteries, Vol. 09, No. 3, February 1948 (1948) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Argosy, October 22, 1938 (1938) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
The Undying Past (1961) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Best Stories from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (1944) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Horror (1978) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Payment Deferred [1932 film] (1932) — Based on the book — 2 exemplares
150 anni in Giallo (1989) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Argosy, December 17, 1938 (1938) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Argosy, December 3, 1938 (1938) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
The Bedside Bonanza (1944) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Argosy, October 15, 1938 (1938) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Argosy, December 31, 1938 (1938) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
The Masque of the Red Death and Other Tales of Horror (1964) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Argosy, September 24, 1938 (1938) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Argosy, December 10, 1938 (1938) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Argosy, April 2, 1938 (1938) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Argosy, March 26, 1938 (1938) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Argosy, October 8, 1938 (1938) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Murder Mixture: An Anthology of Crime Stories (1963) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Meuterei auf der Bounty. Und weitere Abenteuer zur See (0019) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Argosy, September 17, 1938 (1938) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Argosy: December 1964 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Argosy, May 14, 1938 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Argosy, January 7, 1939 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Argosy, January 18, 1941 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Argosy (UK) [Vol. IV No. 5, June 1943] — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Saturday Evening Post July 16, 1966 No. 15 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Hollywood Unreel: Fantasies about Hollywood and the Movies (1982) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Forever England [1935 film] — Original novel — 1 exemplar
Did It Happen? (1956) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Ellery Queen's 1966 Anthology — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Synnitön lankeemus [1943 film] — Original story — 1 exemplar
Diners' Delight: the Best of the Diners' Club Magazine (1962) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Horror and Homicide (1949) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Assault (1965) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Argosy, March 19, 1938 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Life Magazine 1955.03.14 March 14, 1955 (1955) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Eagle Squadron [1942 film] — Story — 1 exemplar
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine - 1958/08 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Sailor of the King [1953 film] (1953) — Original novel — 1 exemplar

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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 | 4 outras críticas | Mar 16, 2024 |
Western
 
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BooksInMirror | 5 outras críticas | 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.
½
 
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themulhern | 2 outras críticas | Feb 13, 2024 |
This riveting psychological mystery published in 1930 is set in a London advertising agency of the 1920s. One of the employees, Morris, has persuaded two other men to take part in a scheme to make a bit of extra money. When their supervisor discovers the fraud he threatens to report them to the top. Before he was able to do so, he became the first victim. Getting away with murder motivates Morris to tackle other problems. It’s a clever, compelling story that doesn’t let up.

Forester is better known for the fantastic Hornblower series. How disappointing that he wrote only three mysteries.… (mais)
½
 
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VivienneR | 4 outras críticas | Jan 31, 2024 |

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N. C. Wyeth Illustrator
A. J. Urban Translator
Louis Renner Translator
Nicolas Coster Narrator, Performer
Bernard Cornwell Introduction
Henryka Stepien Translator
J.C. Mollema Translator
Ana Herrera Translator
Robin Jacques Cover artist, Illustrator
John Armand Translator
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Eugen Beulwitz Übersetzer
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N. C. Wyeth Cover artist
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Victor Edman Narrator
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Louis Guilloux Translator
Richard Westall Illustrator
Gerard Grasman Translator
René Robert Translator
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Eero Huhtala Translator
Věra Hrubá Translator
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Aulis Savolainen Translator
Doris Kornau Translator
Joe McLaren Illustrator
Mogens Boisen Translator
Odd Feydt Translator
Oscar Krokstedt Translator
Ada E. Franco Translator
Jim Frangione Narrator
Nello Giugliano Translator
Erich Kranzl Translator
K. B. Palkovský Translator
Ivan Hrbek Translator
Annemarie Horst Translator
D. J. Taylor Introduction
Heinz F. Kliem Translator
Ursula Wulfecamp Translator
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Reg Broad Narrator
Chris Mayger Illustrator
Len Goldberg Cover illustration
Geoffrey Whittam Illustrator
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Estatísticas

Obras
148
Also by
158
Membros
30,754
Popularidade
#646
Avaliação
4.0
Críticas
540
ISBN
972
Línguas
21
Marcado como favorito
117

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