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Hornblower, Horatio. Horatio Hornblower was created by C.S. Forester and appeared in eleven novels and a number of movies and radio programs from 1937 to 1967, beginning with The Happy Return.

Horatio Hornblower is a member of the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic era; through hard work, intelligence, and decisiveness he rises from the rank of Midshipman to become an Admiral in the fleet. He is smart, patriotic, cynical, brave, and compassionate, and is an excellent seaman and leader of men.

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