VICTORIAN ENGLAND —
A young Lieutenant-Commander, travelling from Greenwich to London, blushes as a lady in his compartment smiles at him …
THE FIRST WORLD WAR –
On a rocky, desolate island in the Pacific,
a young seaman defies alone the might of a German cruiser and eventually signs the death warrant for its eventual destruction
With the skill of the born novelist, C. S. Forester forges the chain of destiny which
connects these events, in a moving story of passion, bravery and strange irony.
In this dramatic novel, C. S. Forester
reveals all his thrilling narrative power, as
he describes men and ships in action ..•
all his uncanny insight as he probes the
wellsprings of human behaviour.
It is a story at once thrilling and
poignant; and only the creator of the
immortal Hornblower could have written
A great read by a great writer!
In fair preloved condition with the exception of some damage to spine (approximately 30mm vertically from bottom and approximately 12mm from top) and colour change to the interior pages consistent with age. Minor marks at the top of the first inside page. Pages intact.
First Pan paperback edition — 1963. This book in hardcover form (first edition) is selling on Abe Books for up to $4,000 US. The paperback edition in good condition is selling for up to $56 US at Abe Books