Nelson A Biography - C.S. Forester

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There have probably been more biographies of Nelson than any other naval officer in history, partly because of his status as a national hero but also because of a character so contradictory that it poses a real challenge to the biographers art. Unsurprisingly for a budding novelist in love with the sea, Forester found the subject irresistible, and in 1929 this book became his first foray into the field of non-fiction. It is a very competent account of the main events of Nelsons life - and Forester certainly understood the ships and seamanship of the era - but where it really scores is when the novelists imagination is brought to bear on Nelsons often mysterious motivation.
There have probably been more biographies of Nelson than any other naval officer in history, partly because of his status as a national hero but also because of a character so contradictory that it poses a real challenge to the biographers art. Unsurprisingly for a budding novelist in love with the sea, Forester found the subject irresistible, and in 1929 this book became his first foray into the field of non-fiction. It is a very competent account of the main events of Nelsons life - and Forester certainly understood the ships and seamanship of the era - but where it really scores is when the novelists imagination is brought to bear on Nelsons often mysterious motivation.
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Author C.S. Forester
Published 1952
Book Condition Ex Library Naval Collection , library plate and stamp, generally excellent condition
Dimensions (cm) 14x19
Pages 190
Weight (g) 339.0000
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