C. S. Forester (Cecil Scott Forester, Cecil Louis Troughton Smith) was an Egytian-born English novelist renowned for penning down sea adventure tales. The most prominent work of Forester has to be the 12-book Horatio Hornblower series, which registers the naval escapades of a Royal Navy Officer during the Napoleonic Wars. His other notable works include naval warfare tales such as The African Queen, The General, The Gun, Commandos Strike at Dawn, The Captain from Connecticut and many more. Forester also released several short stories on the Second World War and Hitler’s regime of Nazi Germany. He also ventured into children books and crime suspense genre with the release of Payment Deferred, Plain Murder and Poo-Poo and the Dragons. Forester bagged the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction for his prolific work in A Ship of the Line and Flying Colours. Here are some of the greatest quotes from this spirited writer from England.
Hornblower bowed to Lady This and Lady That, to Lord Somebody and to Sir John Somebody-else. Bold eyes and bare arms, exquisite clothes and blue Garter-ribbons, were all the impressions Hornblower received.
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...irresponsibility was something which, in the very nature of things, could not co-exist with independence.
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The material came bubbling up inside like a geyser or an oil gusher. It streamed up of its own accord, down my arm and out of my fountain pen in a torrent of six thousand words a day.