Publisher description for Beat to quarters / C.S. Forester.


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June 1808, somewhere west of Nicaragua-a site suitable for spectacular sea battles. The Admiralty has ordered Captain Horatio Hornblower, now in command of the thirty-six-gun HMS Lydia, to form an alliance against the Spanish colonial government with an insane Spanish landowner; to find a water route across the Central American isthmus; and "to take, sink, burn or destroy" the fifty-gun Spanish ship of the line Natividad or face court-martial. A daunting enough set of orders-even if the happily married captain were not woefully distracted by the passenger he is obliged to take on in Panama: Lady Barbara Wellesley.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Hornblower, Horatio (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History, Naval -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Fiction.