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C.S. Forester born August 27, 1899

Cecil Scott C.S. Forester was the pen name of Cecil Louis Troughton Smith (27 August 1899 — 2 April 1966), an English novelist who rose to fame with tales of naval warfare. His most notable works were the 11-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.

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Hornblower : Beat to QuartersShip of the Line (Hornblower Saga)Beat to Quarters (Hornblower Saga)Flying Colours (Hornblower Saga)Mr. Midshipman Hornblower (Hornblower Saga)Ship of the Line (Hornblower Saga)Captain Hornblower R. N.: Hornblower and the Atropos / Happy Return / A Ship of the LineFlying Colours (Hornblower Saga)The African QueenThe African Queen (Commemorative Box Set) [Blu-ray]