Published January 1920
by Books on Tape .
Written in English
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Beat to Quarters This is the sixth book in the eleven volume Hornblower Saga following Hornblower and the Atropos (Hornblower Saga). Hornblower is the captain of the thirty six gun frigate Lydia in the Pacific off the coast of Central America/5(). Beat to Quarters was the first Hornblower book Forester wrote, and it is the climax of all the Hornblower stories (So even though it's book #6, read it first). An intense tale of life aboard a ship of his majesty's service. Forester even throws in a twist with /5(26). Get Textbooks on Google Play. Rent and save from the world's largest eBookstore. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.3/5(1). In , Beat to Quarters would be the source material for the movie Horatio Hornblower starring Gregory Peck. The novel is about a secret mission to South America by 37 year old Captain Horatio Hornblower.
Description of the book "Beat to Quarters": June , somewhere west of Nicaragua-a site suitable for spectacular sea battles. "It is, in my opinion, the best book of the series, and this is high praise, because this is one of the best adventure series in all of literature." Roger J. Buffington Beat to Quarters. Beat to quarters by Forester, C. S. (Cecil Scott), Publication date Topics Historical - General, Sea & Ocean, War & Military, Fiction - Men's Adventure, Fiction Publisher Internet Archive Books. Delaware County District Library (Ohio) Scanned in China. American : Beat to Quarters Summary & Study Guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book. This study guide contains the following sections: This detailed literature summary also contains Topics for Discussion and a Free Quiz on Beat to Quarters by C. S. Forester.
Beat to Quarters is an extremely important book in the series, because it sets up major plot developments in Ship of the Line (the next book chronologically in Hornblower's life in the series) which many people feel is the best action book that Mr. Forester wrote about Hornblower/5(). BEAT TO QUARTERS. By. GET WEEKLY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS: Email Address Subscribe Tweet. KIRKUS REVIEW. Grand reading, with two fine sea fights as successive climaxes. The period is shortly after that of the Bounty tales, while -- to English seaman and officers -- the mutiny was still an overhanging threat, and disciplinary conditions were only. Hornblower: Beat to Quarters (Hornblower Saga) by Forester, C. S. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Beat to Quarters stems from the 17th century when a drum roll was played to signify a 'call to arms' when an enemy warship was sighted. During this performance the .