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REVIEW Mr Midshipman Hornblower í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ ❰Reading❯ ➾ Mr Midshipman Hornblower Author C.S. Forester – Helpyouantib.co.uk Horatio Hornblower é um jovem de 17 anos e está prestes a embarcar na maior aventura da sua época a de oficial da Marinha Britânica e logo no momentoHoratio Hornblower é um jovem de anos e está prestes a embarcar na maior aventura da sua época a de oficial da Marinha Britânica e logo no momento em ue a Europa começa a tremer perante o génio militar de Napoleão Bonaparte Mas antes ue Hornblower possa. When I was growing up my Mom who doubled as the village librarian URGED me to read this book I’m sure she saw in me a little Midshipman HornblowerShy standoffish and predisposed to dumb clumsiness I obviously needed the role model of a misfit like I was who would bloom under the rigours of his first commandBut I was averse to authoritarian posturingLater though I would be plunged into the thick of it as Head Boy of our new high school Popularity Not a chance Looks A blank on that score too I was a bit overweight and ungainly But dumb luck has doggedly plodded close behind me all my long lifeAnd besides when I was a kid I was much intent on doing what the other kids liked to do have fun and joke aroundWhen I finally picked up this book nearly 60 years later I was as unfit as ever to read it for a different reasonYou see I’ve always believed in adulthood that virtue and not swagger and a strutting attitude yields the best rewards I’ve seen too many intellectual flyweights and moral midgets assume the reins of command in my long career and through their draconian attitudes fake the whole thing passably enoughThat’s the strong and unpleasant impression I got from Hornblower’s first acts after being promoted particularly in the flintlock duel sceneSo when I reread this Horatio I decided not to Friend you DNFHowever it’s a wonderfully well written book and a good yarn and you know what After reading Jason Koivu’s beautiful five star review here on GR I’ve decided to someday if I get the chance revisit itSo why’s that Well back in the times when I was similarly “in command” of a group of office workers I led by intuition and not by will much like the young untried ordinary seaman HornblowerSo his embarrassing moments reminded me too much of my ownToo many folks I know have corrupted their youth early on with the strategy of power its dark secrets veiled in a “tedious argument of insidious intent” to lead their hapless victims to an “overwhelming uestion” and force their hands For what indeed is our Ingenuous Youth if not a series of embarrassments which includes a hearty helping of humiliation at the hands of these corrupt early bloomersAnd what is ‘presence’ but continually weathering the storms seeded by these conniving cognoscenti ad infititumFor into such dark checkmates were the plans of the moral flyweights I knew in my early career intended to lead their victimsSo we Ingenuous Ones have no choice but to keep dancingBut I see in Jason’s review that his character develops what used to be called “presence” that same confidence in himself to which I was only a newcomer in my late middle ageAnd if Hornblower and I turn out to be dancing to the same sheet of music it will be worthwhile to revisit this bookSo dear readers Please consider this review as very much a Work in Progress

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Pela inclemência dos mares e Mr Midshipman PDFEPUB or a dura disciplina da Marinha mas assim começa a carreira do jovem Hornblower para se tornar num dos maiores heróis das Guerras Napoleónicas E numa das mais fascinantes personagens da literatura históric. So this is actually a preuel written many years after Horatio Hornblower first took the stage and even after he had become one of England’s most famous heroes But I’ve decided to read these in chronological order and I’m uite glad that I did In this book Horatio is a very young midshipman although not as young as the wealthy and titled lads who take up that position He’s been given his first commission aboard the Justinian where he immediately becomes known as the midshipman who got seasick while still anchored at port He’s introverted awkward gangly and a bit of a math nerd However what makes Horatio’s fumbles so incredibly enjoyable is the tangible affection that CS Forester so obviously feels for him You can really feel Forester’s warmth and humor as Horatio contemplates suicide with all the drama of a seventeen year old or disguises his skinny calves with a bit of wood and some plaster or gets flustered by a uestionable DuchessAnd then there are the little glimpses of Hornblower the leader the man who should not be trifled with These are even enjoyable Underneath all that skinny awkwardness lies a daring brave and rigidly honorable man I’ve listened to a few author narrated audiobooks recently and while they weren’t terrible and were also undoubtedly authentic in terms of the author’s “vision” this audiobook really reminded me of how much I love a skilled professional narrator The narrator for this audiobook is amazing with voices accents and inflections I highly recommend this on audioPerfect Musical PairingBob Dylan – When the Ship Comes InYes I know that this is a metaphorical “ship coming in” But still I think that this song is a bit about revenge but also a bit about the inevitability of social growth and changeI found myself very amused by Hornblower’s unuestioning participation in government sanctioned kidnapping “press gangs” or piracy “privateering” and the casual racism that he applies to both the French and Spanish sailors even as he looks on the practice of using galley slaves with disgust But near the end of the book he seems to become open minded and level headed So there Even in a metaphorical sense this song appliesAnd in a literal sense obviously Yay for high seas adventures

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Mr Midshipman HornblowerMostrar as suas habilidades como líder e herói ele terá ue enfrentar a hostilidade dos seus camaradas será forçado a um duelo e mais importante terá ue se manter bem afastado da guilhotina em território inimigo A sua coragem será testada até ao limite. Here we have a lad of seventeen a greenhorn deckhand who works his way up through the ranks with his determination grit and a dash of book learnin' poor seasick Hornblower who barely manages to escape with his life from the duel he himself orchestrated knowing his own inability and lack of experience in combat Here we have Mr Midshipman Hornblower of the HMS Indefatigable unaware of the dangers of a leaky ship with a cargo hold full of dry rice Here we have the pertinacious the temerarious the au courant the über prescient Horatio fing Hornblower foiling mutinous plots fighting baddies on sea and on land farting in the general direction of the French Spanish et cetera and basically drop kicking evil in the faceSometimes I forget that reading can be so fun I spend a lot of my reading time struggling through dense prose trying to understand philosophical jargon or in the case of my recent Ulysses failure trying to understand anything at all Which is good It's valuable But holy cow monkeys do I enjoy hearing about Horatio Hornblower's adventures on the high sea