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C. S. Forester

Author, Editor

(1899 - 1966 )

Cecil Scott “C. S.” Forester was the pen name of Cecil Louis Troughton Smith. He was an English novelist who rose to fame with tales of naval warfare.

His most notable works were the 12-book Horatio Hornblower series, depicting a Royal Navy officer 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.