Fiction

Lieutenant Hornblower

Author: C. S. Forester

Publisher: Back Bay Books

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Category: Fiction

Page: 306

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His cool judgement under fire shows that young Hornblower is maturing as he repeatedly defeats the Spanish warships

Lieutenant Hornblower

Author: C S Forester

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Page: 272

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The nineteenth century dawns and the Napoleonic Wars rage as Horatio Hornblower is ordered to the Caribbean and dangerous waters. New Lieutenant Hornblower's latest ship is HMS Renown, a sound vessel whose captain is unfortunately of rather unsound mind. When ordered to attack a Spanish anchorage, the chain of command breaks down and it requires all of Hornblower's seafaring cunning to avert disaster. As cannons pound and splinters fly aboard their beleaguered vessel, and the men are forced to engage at close quarters, the young lieutenant knows that to save his ship and crew he must prove himself a master of the high seas.We are happy to announce this classic book. Many of the books in our collection have not been published for decades and are therefore not broadly available to the readers. Our goal is to access the very large literary repository of general public books. The main contents of our entire classical books are the original works. To ensure high quality products, all the titles are chosen carefully by our staff. We hope you enjoy this classic.
Midshipmen

Hornblower's Historical Shipmates

Author: Heather Noel-Smith

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

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Category: Midshipmen

Page: 248

View: 424

A fascinating account of varied careers, providing a rich snapshot of the later eighteenth-century sailing navy in microcosm.
Fiction

Hornblower and the Hotspur

Author: C.S. Forester

Publisher: Penguin UK

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Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 558

The Third Horatio Hornblower Tale of the Sea April 1803, and the Peace of Amiens is failing as Horatio Hornblower takes a sloop on a vital reconnaissance mission . . . On the day of his marriage to Maria, Hornblower is ordered to take the Hotspur and head for Brest - war is coming and Napoleon will not catch His Majesty's navy with its britches round its ankles. With thoughts of his new life as a husband intruding on his duties, Hornblower must prove himself to be not only the most capable commander in the fleet, but also its most daring if he is to stop the French gaining the upper hand. This is the third of eleven books chronicling the adventures of C. S. Forester's inimitable nautical hero, Horatio Hornblower. Featuring an exclusive introduction by Bernard Cornwell, creator of Sharpe 'A master of the genre' New York Times Book Review
Literary Criticism

C. S. Forester and the Hornblower Saga

Author: Sanford Sternlicht

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 178

View: 534

Sternlicht discusses extensively the research and writing techniques Forester used in his depiction of naval warfare and specific campaigns and actions of the Napoleonic period. In addition, Sternlicht offers readings of, and the historical background to, Forester's two other great historical novels, The African Queen and The General."--BOOK JACKET.
Literary Criticism

The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature

Author: George Watson

Publisher: CUP Archive

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 19

View: 392

More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 4 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.
Language Arts & Disciplines

100 Must-read Historical Novels

Author: Nick Rennison

Publisher: A&C Black

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

View: 507

Historical fiction is a hugely popular genre of fiction providing fictional accounts or dramatizations of historical figures or events. This latest guide in the highly successful Bloomsbury Must-Reads series depicts 100 of the finest novels published in this sector, with a further 500 recommendations. A wide range of classic works and key authors are covered: Peter Ackroyd, Margaret Attwood, Sarah Waters, Victor Hugo and Robert Louis Stevenson to name a few. If you want to expand your reading in this area, or gain a deeper understanding of the genre - this is the best place to start! Inside you'll find: - An extended Introduction to historical fiction - 100 titles highlighted A-Z by novel with 500 Read-on recommendations - Read-on-a-theme categories - Award winners and book club recommendations
Performing Arts

NelsonÕs Navy in Fiction and Film

Author: Sue Parrill

Publisher: McFarland

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Category: Performing Arts

Page: 335

View: 574

This book provides summaries and analyses of more than 250 novels and nearly 30 films and examines the extent to which they accurately reflect the history, mores and manners of the period—and the extent to which they reveal the ideas and attitudes of their authors and of the periods in which they were written. Particular emphasis is placed on the nature and importance of the war at sea for the British and on the role of famous naval officers such as Nelson, Pellew, Duncan, Smith and Cochrane in the defeat of Napoleon.
Education

Reading Time

Author: Catherine Compton-Lilly

Publisher: Teachers College Press

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Category: Education

Page: 161

View: 928

While teachers cannot travel back in time to visit their students at earlier ages, they can draw on the rich sets of experiences and knowledge that students bring to classrooms. In her latest book, Catherine Compton-Lilly examines the literacy practices and school trajectories of eight middle school students and their families. Through a unique longitudinal lens—the author has studied these same students from first grade—we see how students from a low-income, inner-city community grow and develop academically, revealing critical insights for teachers about literacy development, identity construction, and school achievement. Based on interviews, reading assessments, and writing samples,Reading Timeadvocates for educators to: Provide opportunities for students to develop long-term relationships with teachers and administrators. Allow children and parents to share their stories to identify obstacles that students encounter as they move through school. Collaborate and learn from students’ former teachers, as well as inform their future teachers. Develop portfolio systems and longitudinal records that highlight children’s emerging interests, abilities, and potential for the future. Catherine Compton-Lillyis an associate professor in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She has taught in the public school system for 18 years. Her books includeReading Families,Re-reading Families, andBedtime Stories and Book Reports. “The analysis here runs deeper than other contemporary critiques of accountability regimes and standardization, inviting us instead to consider how time, schooling, and literacy have always been co-constructed....Reading Timefeatures compelling examples of literacy practices that traverse generations, which could only be understood through interviews and observations extending over time.” —Kevin Leander, Vanderbilt University
Best books

Standard Catalog for High School Libraries

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Category: Best books

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View: 710

The 1st ed. accompanied by a list of Library of Congress card numbers for books (except fiction, pamphlets, etc.) which are included in the 1st ed. and its supplement, 1926/29.
Fiction

Admiral Hornblower

Author: C.S. Forester

Publisher: Penguin UK

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Category: Fiction

Page: 768

View: 799

An omnibus edition compromising of four C S Forester's classic seafaring tales about Horatio Hornblower, namely: Flying Colours, The Commodore, Lord Hornblower and Hornblower in the West Indies.
American fiction

Twentieth-century Romance and Historical Writers

Author: Lesley Henderson

Publisher: Saint James Press

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Category: American fiction

Page: 856

View: 198

An encyclopedic, biographical survey of the genre. The entry for each writer consists of a biography, a complete list of separately published books, and a signal critical essay. In addition, living entrants were invited to comment on their work. Series characters and locales have been indicated. Also included are notations of available bibliographies, manuscript collections, and critical studies. Acidic paper. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Children's literature

Masterplots II.

Author: Frank Northen Magill

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Category: Children's literature

Page: 1695

View: 549

Literature, Modern

Twentieth-century Literary Criticism

Author: Gale Research Company

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Category: Literature, Modern

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View: 400

Excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, and other creative writers, 1900-1960.
Literary Criticism

John Betjeman

Author: William S. Peterson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 542

View: 418

Provides information on the works of British author John Betjeman (1906-1984), compiled by Steve Phillips. Includes photographs, a bibliography, a FAQ section, online texts, and a description of the Betjeman Society. Links to related sites.