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C. S. Forester (1899–1966)

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Born Cecil Louis Troughton Smith on August 27, 1899, in Cairo, Egypt, where his father was a government official, C. S. Forester grew up mainly in England. He was educated at Dulwich College, studying medicine briefly before decidint to become a writer. Forester moved to the United States before vis mere the start of World War II, and lived in Berkeley, California, until his death in 1966. Although Forester was a journalist, a novelist and a Hollywood scriptwriter, he is probably best known for his historical fiction, particularly the series of novels that feature Horatio Hornblower. The eleven-book series begins with Mr. Midshipmen Hornblower, in which the seventeen-year old Hornblower joins the British navy in 1793, just as the Napoleonic Wars are about to begin. Hornblower's continuing adventures, as well as his advancement to the highest ranks of the navy, are chronicled in further books, including Beat to Quarters, Flying Colours, Commodore Hornblower, Lord Hornblower, The Happy Return, and A Ship of the Line, for which Forester recived the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1939. Several of Forester's novels were made into films, most notably Payment Deferred (his first novel published in 1926), Eagle Squadron, The Commandos (the movie title was The Commandos Strike at Dawn), Captain Horatio Hornblower, Sink the Bismarck!, and The African Queen, starring Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart. Forester's nonfiction includes The Age of Fighting Sail: The Story of the Naval War of 1812, as well as biographies of Lord Nelson, Napoleon, Josephine, and King Louis XIV. He also wrote an autobiography, Long Before Forty. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af C. S. Forester

Hr. Kadet Hornblower (1950) 3,207 eksemplarer
Lieutenant Hornblower (1951) 2,363 eksemplarer
Hornblower : Beat to Quarters (1937) 2,034 eksemplarer
Hornblower and the Hotspur (1962) 2,030 eksemplarer
Lord Hornblower (1946) 1,910 eksemplarer
Hornblower i Østersøen (1945) — Forfatter — 1,806 eksemplarer
A Ship of the Line (1938) — Forfatter — 1,755 eksemplarer
Hornblower and the Atropos (1953) 1,741 eksemplarer
Hornblower in the West Indies (1958) 1,649 eksemplarer
Flying Colours (1938) — Forfatter — 1,623 eksemplarer
Hornblower and the Crisis (1967) 1,405 eksemplarer
Afrikas dronning (1935) 1,347 eksemplarer
Den gode hyrde (2020) 632 eksemplarer
The Barbary Pirates (1777) 451 eksemplarer
The Ship (1943) 424 eksemplarer
The Hornblower Companion (1964) 373 eksemplarer
Sink the Bismarck! (1958) — Forfatter — 359 eksemplarer
The General (1936) 342 eksemplarer
The Captain from Connecticut (1941) 325 eksemplarer
Death to the French (1932) 299 eksemplarer
The Gun (1933) 274 eksemplarer
Payment Deferred (1944) 256 eksemplarer
The Sky and the Forest (1948) 202 eksemplarer
The Indomitable Hornblower (1958) 189 eksemplarer
Brown on Resolution (1929) 151 eksemplarer
Plain Murder (1930) 144 eksemplarer
To the Indies (1940) 112 eksemplarer
The Man in the Yellow Raft (1967) 97 eksemplarer
Gold from Crete: Ten Stories (1971) 92 eksemplarer
The Nightmare (1954) 82 eksemplarer
Hornblower Goes to Sea (1952) 74 eksemplarer
The Pursued (1935) 72 eksemplarer
Randall and the River of Time (1950) 67 eksemplarer
Horatio Hornblower, Books 1–11 (1975) 65 eksemplarer
Lord Nelson (1948) 51 eksemplarer
Poo-Poo and the Dragons (1942) 49 eksemplarer
The Peacemaker (1969) 48 eksemplarer
The Commodore / Lord Hornblower (1959) 24 eksemplarer
The Daughter of the Hawk (1963) 24 eksemplarer
Long Before Forty (1966) 24 eksemplarer
Hornblower Takes Command (1900) 22 eksemplarer
Hornblower in Captivity (1955) 21 eksemplarer
Hornblower Addendum: Five Stories (2011) 20 eksemplarer
The Hostage (1970) 15 eksemplarer
Hornblower's Triumph (1955) 10 eksemplarer
One Wonderful Week 6 eksemplarer
Flying Colours / A Ship of the Line (1938) — Forfatter — 5 eksemplarer
The Hand of Destiny [short story] (1940) 4 eksemplarer
Love Lies Dreaming (2013) 4 eksemplarer
A Pawn Among Kings (2021) 3 eksemplarer
Napoleon and His Court (2019) 3 eksemplarer
The Annie Marble in Germany (1999) 3 eksemplarer
UM MONSTRO 1 eksemplar
The Eleventh Houri 1 eksemplar
Ship in the line 1 eksemplar
Konvoi 1943 1 eksemplar
Horatio Hornblower 1 eksemplar
Orgoglio e passione 1 eksemplar
Two-and-Twenty (1931) 1 eksemplar
True War Stories (1961) 1 eksemplar
The Shadow of the Hawk (1928) 1 eksemplar
The Paid Piper (1924) 1 eksemplar
SHIP OF THE LINE VOL. II (1939) 1 eksemplar
Elixir of Love [short story] (1954) 1 eksemplar
L'incrociatore 1 eksemplar
Rendevous 1 eksemplar
Kommandør Peabody (1981) 1 eksemplar
Castigo Adiado 1 eksemplar
Simples Assassínio 1 eksemplar
Paradiso terrestre 1 eksemplar
Rivulets of Blood 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

75 Short Masterpieces: Stories from the World's Literature (1961) — Bidragyder — 298 eksemplarer
The African Queen [1951 film] (1951) — Novel — 296 eksemplarer
Men at War: The Best War Stories of All Time (1942) — Bidragyder; Bidragyder — 286 eksemplarer
The Golden Treasury of Children's Literature Set (1961) — Bidragyder — 209 eksemplarer
Secrets & Spies: Behind the Scenes Stories of World War II (1964) — Bidragyder — 182 eksemplarer
The Pan Book of Horror Stories (1959) — Bidragyder — 158 eksemplarer
The Saturday Evening Post Treasury (1954) — Bidragyder — 137 eksemplarer
Deep Waters: Mysteries on the Waves (2019) — Bidragyder — 86 eksemplarer
Dreadnought: A History of the Modern Battleship (1739) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver81 eksemplarer
Great Short Tales of Mystery and Terror (1982) — Bidragyder — 79 eksemplarer
Sink the Bismarck! [1960 film] (1960) — Original novel — 74 eksemplarer
Fifty Best Mysteries (1991) — Bidragyder — 72 eksemplarer
Modern English Short Stories: Second Series (1911) — Bidragyder — 62 eksemplarer
65 Great Tales of Horror (1981) — Bidragyder — 59 eksemplarer
Desert Island Decameron (1945) — Bidragyder — 57 eksemplarer
The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor (1949) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver54 eksemplarer
The Oxford Book of Sea Stories (1994) — Bidragyder — 50 eksemplarer
Captain Horatio Hornblower [1950 film] (1950) — Original novel — 46 eksemplarer
The Lucifer Society (1971) — Bidragyder; Bidragyder — 42 eksemplarer
65 Great Murder Mysteries (1983) — Bidragyder — 41 eksemplarer
The Adventures of John Wetherell (1953) — Redaktør; Introduktion — 41 eksemplarer
Ellery Queen's Book of Mystery Stories by 25 Famous Writers (1952) — Bidragyder — 36 eksemplarer
The Book of the Sea (1954) — Redaktør — 36 eksemplarer
Some Things Fierce and Fatal (1971) — Bidragyder — 35 eksemplarer
The Vintage Book of Classic Crime (1993) — Bidragyder — 33 eksemplarer
Murder Short & Sweet (2008) — Bidragyder — 31 eksemplarer
Mysterious Sea Stories (1985) — Bidragyder — 30 eksemplarer
100 Best True Stories of World War II (1945) — Bidragyder — 29 eksemplarer
Stories for the Dead of Night (1957) — Bidragyder — 28 eksemplarer
Short Stories of the Sea (1984) — Bidragyder — 27 eksemplarer
The Saturday Evening Post Reader of Sea Stories (1962) — Bidragyder — 27 eksemplarer
The Unspeakable People (1969) — Bidragyder — 24 eksemplarer
American Heritage Magazine Vol 15 No 6 1964 October (1964) — Bidragyder — 23 eksemplarer
American Heritage Magazine Vol 15 No 3 1964 April (1964) — Bidragyder — 23 eksemplarer
The Best Horror Stories (1977) — Bidragyder — 22 eksemplarer
Battle: True Stories of Combat in World War II (1965) — Bidragyder — 21 eksemplarer
The Pride and the Passion [1957 film] (1957) — Writer — 21 eksemplarer
A Treasury of Sea Stories (1948) — Bidragyder — 20 eksemplarer
American Heritage Magazine Vol 09 No 4 1958 June (1958) — Bidragyder — 20 eksemplarer
Ellery Queen's Twentieth Century Detective Stories (1964) — Bidragyder — 19 eksemplarer
The Reader's Digest Teen-Age Treasury: Four Volumes (1957) — Bidragyder — 18 eksemplarer
The Third Book of Unknown Tales of Horror (1979) — Bidragyder — 18 eksemplarer
American Heritage Magazine Vol 15 No 1 1963 December (1963) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
World's Great Tales of the Sea (1944) — Bidragyder — 16 eksemplarer
The Saturday Evening Post Book of the Sea and Ships (1978) — Bidragyder — 16 eksemplarer
The Queen's Awards: Sixth Series (1953) — Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer
The Penguin Book of Sea Stories (1977) — Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer
American Heritage Magazine Vol 08 No 5 1957 August (1957) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
The Bedside Lilliput (1950) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
Wide World (1957) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
In the Dead of Night (1961) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
The 7th Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories (1972) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
A Cavalcade of Collier's (1959) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
A Treasury of Doctor Stories (1946) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Fatal Fascination: A Choice of Crime (1964) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Tall Short Stories (1960) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Griezelverhalen 2 (1962) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Murder Without Tears (1946) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Escape Stories (1980) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Great Sea Stories: The Cruel Sea, The Ship, Dive in the Sun (1979) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
My Favorite Suspense Stories (1968) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Great Stories from the Saturday Evening Post, 1947 (1947) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
13 Ways to Kill a Man (1966) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Great Stories from the Saturday Evening Post (1947) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
The Harrap Book of Modern Short Stories (1956) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
A Seaman's Book of Sea Stories (2009) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Verhalen omnibus (1967) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Murder for the Millions (1946) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Full Forty Fathoms: Stories of Underwater Adventure (1975) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Wake Up Screaming: Sixteen Chilling Tales of the Macabre (1967) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Dealers Choice: The Worlds Greatest Poker Stories (1955) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Second Mystery Companion (1944) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Post Stories of 1941 (1942) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Thirteen Short Stories (1968) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
The Best from Cosmopolitan — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Commandos Strike at Dawn [1942 film] (2003) — Story — 4 eksemplarer
The Wide Sea (1962) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Huivering wekken : 26 onthutsende verhalen (1982) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
The Saturday Evening Post Stories 1948 (1948) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Tales of Fear & Frightening Phenomena (1982) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Payment Deferred: A Play in a Prologue, Three Acts and an Epilogue (1934) — Original novel — 3 eksemplarer
Argosy, February 26, 1938 (1938) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
The Saturday Evening Post Stories: 1942-1945 (1946) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
The Bathroom Reader (1946) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
The Saturday Evening Post Stories 1962 — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
The Best Short Short Stories from Collier's (1948) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
Evil Tales of Evil Things (Scare Your Socks Off) (1993) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
In Fear and Dread (1974) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Argosy, March 12, 1938 (1938) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Argosy, Volume 285 Number 1, October 1, 1938 (1938) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Argosy, March 5, 1938 (1938) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Argosy, December 24, 1938 (1938) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Famous Fantastic Mysteries, Vol. 09, No. 3, February 1948 (1948) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Argosy, October 22, 1938 (1938) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
The Undying Past (1961) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Best Stories from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (1944) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Horror (1978) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Payment Deferred [1932 film] (1932) — Based on the book — 2 eksemplarer
150 anni in Giallo (1989) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Argosy, December 17, 1938 (1938) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Argosy, December 3, 1938 (1938) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
The Bedside Bonanza (1944) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Argosy, October 15, 1938 (1938) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Argosy, December 31, 1938 (1938) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
The Masque of the Red Death and Other Tales of Horror (1964) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Argosy, September 24, 1938 (1938) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Argosy, December 10, 1938 (1938) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Argosy, April 2, 1938 (1938) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Argosy, March 26, 1938 (1938) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Argosy, October 8, 1938 (1938) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Murder Mixture: An Anthology of Crime Stories (1963) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Meuterei auf der Bounty. Und weitere Abenteuer zur See (0019) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Argosy, September 17, 1938 (1938) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Argosy: December 1964 — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Argosy, May 14, 1938 — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Argosy, January 7, 1939 — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Argosy, January 18, 1941 — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Argosy (UK) [Vol. IV No. 5, June 1943] — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Saturday Evening Post July 16, 1966 No. 15 — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Hollywood Unreel: Fantasies about Hollywood and the Movies (1982) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Forever England [1935 film] — Original novel — 1 eksemplar
Did It Happen? (1956) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Ellery Queen's 1966 Anthology — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Synnitön lankeemus [1943 film] — Original story — 1 eksemplar
Diners' Delight: the Best of the Diners' Club Magazine (1962) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Horror and Homicide (1949) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Assault (1965) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Argosy, March 19, 1938 — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Life Magazine 1955.03.14 March 14, 1955 (1955) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Eagle Squadron [1942 film] — Story — 1 eksemplar
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine - 1958/08 — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Sailor of the King [1953 film] (1953) — Original novel — 1 eksemplar

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This isn't so much a whodunit as a whydoneit - and will he get away with it. Published in 1930, this feels older and is of its time. No forensics, no electronic tracking. Charlie Morris is a man with a chip on his shoulder, he feels that he is owed more than he has in life. At the start we find Morris and two of his colleagues having been discovered in a bribery scam at their advertising agency. It is Guy Fawkes night and this pops an idea in Morris' head - to murder their supervisor who is about to tell the agency boss and get them all fired. He involves both of his colleagues in the act, such that they are both implicated as accessories. From here is continues as a psychological study of how actions build upon each other.
In a sense it us a bit like Patricia Highsmith's Ripley, you know he's a villain, you are waiting to see what he does next and if he gets away with it. This is told by an omnipresent narrator and we see events and actions that impact on 2 main protagonists. Morris is also a lot less charming than Ripley, you don;t want him to get away with it in quite the same way. I listened to it and I'd certainly read or listen to more by Forester in this vein.
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Helenliz | 4 andre anmeldelser | Mar 16, 2024 |
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BooksInMirror | 5 andre anmeldelser | Feb 19, 2024 |
Chiefly didactic; Forester was no longer writing war propaganda but instead trying to memorialize the horrors of the Nazi regime. Distinctively Forester, and definitely horrifying, but not his best work.
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themulhern | 2 andre anmeldelser | Feb 13, 2024 |
This riveting psychological mystery published in 1930 is set in a London advertising agency of the 1920s. One of the employees, Morris, has persuaded two other men to take part in a scheme to make a bit of extra money. When their supervisor discovers the fraud he threatens to report them to the top. Before he was able to do so, he became the first victim. Getting away with murder motivates Morris to tackle other problems. It’s a clever, compelling story that doesn’t let up.

Forester is better known for the fantastic Hornblower series. How disappointing that he wrote only three mysteries.… (mere)
½
 
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VivienneR | 4 andre anmeldelser | Jan 31, 2024 |

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Samuel H. Bryant Illustrator
Alexander Kent Contributor
N. C. Wyeth Illustrator
A. J. Urban Translator
Louis Renner Translator
Nicolas Coster Narrator, Performer
Bernard Cornwell Introduction
Henryka Stepien Translator
J.C. Mollema Translator
Ana Herrera Translator
Robin Jacques Cover artist, Illustrator
John Armand Translator
Paweł Stachura Translator
Eugen Beulwitz Übersetzer
Fortunat Weigel Übersetzer, Translator
Ioan Gruffud Narrator
Tricia Hedge Contributor
Val Biro Illustrator
W.D. Graham Contributor
David Case Narrator
Ioan Gruffudd Narrator
A.M.P. Mollema Translator
N. C. Wyeth Cover artist
Britta Mümmler Übersetzer
Flóra Fencsik Translator
David Mann Cover artist
Arnošt Šulc Translator
Victor Edman Narrator
泰邦 高橋 Translator
Louis Guilloux Translator
Richard Westall Illustrator
Gerard Grasman Translator
René Robert Translator
R. Gruson Translator
Eero Huhtala Translator
Věra Hrubá Translator
Max Tidof Sprecher
Aulis Savolainen Translator
Doris Kornau Translator
Joe McLaren Illustrator
Mogens Boisen Translator
Odd Feydt Translator
Oscar Krokstedt Translator
Ada E. Franco Translator
Jim Frangione Narrator
Nello Giugliano Translator
Erich Kranzl Translator
K. B. Palkovský Translator
Ivan Hrbek Translator
Annemarie Horst Translator
D. J. Taylor Introduction
Heinz F. Kliem Translator
Ursula Wulfecamp Translator
F. Oliveira Faia Translator
Reg Broad Narrator
Chris Mayger Illustrator
Len Goldberg Cover illustration
Geoffrey Whittam Illustrator
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