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Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies

(Hornblower in the West Indies)

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Author(s): C. S. Forester
Illustrator(s): Dwight Shepler
Publisher(s): Little, Brown and Co.
Year Published:1958
Type:Hardcover
Genre:Adventure
British
Fiction - novel
Historical Fiction – Napoleonic Wars
History - British
Sea Stories
Age Range:Ages 13-18: Young Adult
Pages:329
This is an All-Time Great Children's Book (ATGCB)
ISBN-10: 0316289418
ISBN-13: 9780316289412
LCCN: 58007862
OCLC: 731405922

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Hornblower in the West Indies, or alternately Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies is one of the novels in the series C. S. Forester wrote about fictional Royal Navy officer Horatio Hornblower.

All the other novels in the series take place during the wars with revolutionary and Napoleonic France. This one takes place when Britain is was at peace, May 1821 - October 1823. Hornblower has been promoted to Rear Admiral and has been named in command of the West Indies station, i.e. the Caribbean, with a squadron consisting of three frigates and fourteen brigs and schooners. While it is the last Hornblower novel chronologically, at least one short story (The Last Encounter) is set after the events in this novel.

In the Royal Navy of the early nineteenth century, promotion from captain to admiral was based solely on seniority. Hornblower was made a captain in 1805. The distinguished officer Edward Berry was promoted to captain in 1797, and did not become a rear-admiral until 1821. Thus, seniority should not have brought promotion to rear-admiral to Hornblower until the mid-1830s or later.

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1958
(Michael Joseph)

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