Like many popular and beloved series, the Hornblower books have spawned a number of companion books that allow fans to learn the stories behind the stories.
The Hornblower Companion
by C.S. Forester
This volume is the work of the master himself, written to answer the questions of many fans. It is particularly interesting because Forester went into some detail about the background of how he developed the stories.
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The Life and Times of Horatio Hornblower
by C. Northcote Parkinson
This fascinating volume is a fictional biography, written as though Hornblower were actually a real person. One can almost imagine it as an artifact that somehow slipped through the walls between the worlds, since it is so well-written and compelling.
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The Making of C.S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower
by Tom McGregor
This beautiful illustrated volume is devoted to making the recent Horatio Hornblower mini-series which was shown on the Arts & Entertainment cable channel.
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