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calm
06-12-2013, 13:45
To help me get into the right mode for Sails of Glory, I decided to get some reading material related to the theme. :g&t:

So I am thinking to read the Hornblower Saga, but am having a dificult time finding the right order for reading it. :dazed:

I am planing to read "Mr. Midshipman Hornblower" first, is it the first book or, at least, a good starting point ? :please:

I will be grateful for any pointers or insights on the matter :wink:

David Manley
06-12-2013, 17:03
Yes, its an excellent starting point. I've recently re-read the entire series from the start and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Berthier
06-12-2013, 20:44
Carlos
if you look at this website it puts most of the major naval novel series in chronological order

http://www.historicnavalfiction.com/index.php/books-timeline/1800-1809

The link is for the period 1800-09 but there are further links on that page covering pre 1760 to post 1819.

Regards Daniel

Berthier
06-12-2013, 20:45
Oh and here is the page devoted to C S Forester and Hornblower

http://www.historicnavalfiction.com/authors-a-z/80-c-s-forester

Cmmdre
06-12-2013, 21:04
Thank you for the excellent links Daniel. Looks like a tremendous amount of information leading to more reading. :thumbsup:

Naharaht
06-12-2013, 23:13
Thank you for the timeline link, Daniel. That looks very useful.

QfunK!
06-13-2013, 02:04
I too have picked up the book "Mr. Midshipman Hornblower" in preparation for the release; just have to finish another book first. Is there a book list somewhere else on this forum of suggested reads of a more fictional nature, anyone?

Berthier
06-13-2013, 03:22
Actually COOG posted the original link to the naval fiction site back in may last year!

Mario see my post above for a link to more naval books on the period than you could read in a lifetime.

calm
06-13-2013, 07:53
Carlos
if you look at this website it puts most of the major naval novel series in chronological order

http://www.historicnavalfiction.com/index.php/books-timeline/1800-1809

The link is for the period 1800-09 but there are further links on that page covering pre 1760 to post 1819.

Regards Daniel


Oh and here is the page devoted to C S Forester and Hornblower

http://www.historicnavalfiction.com/authors-a-z/80-c-s-forester

Thank you Daniel !! :thumbsup:

This site is so full of information that sometimes it is dificult to find what you want. Put in some lasyness from my part...:embarass:

Will follow your pointers right now :steer:

calm
06-13-2013, 08:04
Thank you for the excellent links Daniel. Looks like a tremendous amount of information leading to more reading. :thumbsup:

My thought, exactly :salute:


Thank you for the timeline link, Daniel. That looks very useful.

Very, very useful, specially for someone just starting in naval warfare :dazed:


I too have picked up the book "Mr. Midshipman Hornblower" in preparation for the release; just have to finish another book first. Is there a book list somewhere else on this forum of suggested reads of a more fictional nature, anyone?

It is already downloaded to my Kindle, and it is the next book in the queue :wink:


Actually COOG posted the original link to the naval fiction site back in may last year!

Mario see my post above for a link to more naval books on the period than you could read in a lifetime.

Glad to hear that. In July I should be posted to the heart of the Amazon Jungle for at least four months, the base there don't have even a telephone, just radios, so, no internet either.

A great "library" will be a must then :g&t:

7eat51
06-13-2013, 22:05
Ioan Gruffudd, the actor who played Hornbblower in the A&E series is at the convention, promoting a film - unfortunately, not a Hornblower film.

calm
06-14-2013, 09:24
Ioan Gruffudd, the actor who played Hornbblower in the A&E series is at the convention, promoting a film - unfortunately, not a Hornblower film.

Origins ?