Lieutenant Hornblower

Lieutenant Hornblower - C.S. Forester We follow Lieutenant Hornblower on a trip to the west indies, as he sails under the command of a paranoid and insane captain, and later under one more cautious than bold. Thanks to Hornblowers careful, tactful, guidance their mission to rid Haiti of a particular privateer nest is an unparalleled success.

The emotions we feel in the twists that occur as we follow Hornblower into peacetime is itself clear indication of the power of Foresters storytelling. It is clear why these books have inspired many who came after.