Books: Neat Adventure

SHIP OF THE LINE—C. S. Forester— Little, Brown ($2.50).

Contemporary historical novels like Anthony Adverse carry a lot of philosophical baggage. Compared with them the historical novels of Cecil Scott Forester travel light. Last year Author Forester caught the attention of a few adventure-minded readers with his fast-moving, lightly-laden Beat to Quarters. That book revolved around a romantic hero, Captain Horatio Hornblower, a shy, dignified, portly British sea dog of Napoleonic times, master of H.M.S. Lydia, who pitted his 36-gun frigate against ships twice as strong. Last fortnight, when he continued Captain Hornblower's...

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