Hornblower and the Hotspur - Chapters 1 and 2 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 1 and 2 Summary

Newly-married lieutenant Horatio Hornblower, master and commander of HMS Hotspur, leaves England during the last few days of the Peace of Amiens to reconnoiter the disposition of the French fleet anchored at Brest. When war erupts, Hornblower thus possesses considerable knowledge of use to the English. Hotspur then joins the blockading squadron and Hornblower plans, executes several daring shore raids, and weathers severe storms for the course of many months. After these adventures, Hotspur sails to Gibraltar where Hornblower deals with intrigue concerning his personal steward. Hornblower then learns his energetic actions have earned him an appointment as post captain. As Hotspur is insufficient for a captain's command, Hornblower leaves his beloved ship and crew at the novel's conclusion.

The novel opens with the marriage of Horatio Hornblower to Maria Mason during the Peace of Amiens. Lieutenant William Bush manages most...

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