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By C.S. Forester | Comments: ( 969 ) | Date: ( Oct 14, 2019 )

No one but a madman would put to sea in such conditions A blizzard cut visibility to yards Long Island Sound was galloping whitecaps But in this second year of the war of 1812, conditions like these spelled opportunity to Captain Josiah Peabody, USN His mission break the British Blockade The only thing in his favor was surprise Who would expect a Yankee frigate in LNo one but a madman would put to sea in such conditions A blizzard cut visibility to yards Long Island Sound was galloping whitecaps But in this second year of the war of 1812, conditions like these spelled opportunity to Captain Josiah Peabody, USN His mission break the British Blockade The only thing in his favor was surprise Who would expect a Yankee frigate in Long Island Sound at night Peabody is a fictional character, and C.S Forester s first American hero Yet it was men like him who compensated for our tragic lack of warships and set the world sounding with the feats of our small navy His exploits have the ring of the truth There is no better man than C.S Forester to tell the tale B O T Editorial Review Board


  • Title: The Captain from Connecticut
  • Author: C.S. Forester
  • ISBN: 9781877853302
  • Page: 150
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

C.S. Forester

Cecil Scott Forester was the pen name of Cecil Louis Troughton Smith, an English novelist who rose to fame with tales of adventure and military crusades His most notable works were the 11 book Horatio Hornblower series, about naval warfare during the Napoleonic era, and The African Queen 1935 filmed in 1951 by John Huston His novels A Ship of the Line and Flying Colours were jointly awarded the 1938 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction.



Comments The Captain from Connecticut

  • Jim Mcclanahan

    After having absorbed the sum total of all the Patrick O'Brien Aubrey/Maturin books, I have to say that this early Forester novel held no real surprises for me. The sea-going scenes were well done with appropriate attention to detail. The connection with real historical events of the War of 1812 is nicely interwoven. However, the characters are, for the most part, woefully two-dimensional. The romance introduced seemed dreadfully shallow and poorly realized. But, perhaps in 1941 I should have no [...]


  • K.M. Weiland

    This is an interesting book in comparison to Forester's much better known Hornblower series. Ultimately, I have to say I found Captain Peabody both more likable than Hornblower - and a far less interesting character. In many respects, this *feels* just like a Hornblower book, save with a watered-down American hero in his stead. The action is good, particularly the opening scene. But in the final analysis it does't quite hold up to Hornblower.


  • Bollinger

    What fun to read a book so similar to the Hornblower novels, but in which it is OK to root for the Americans and against the British. After pulling so long for Horatio Hornblower, it felt a little treasonous to cheer on the American ship. But I managed it!


  • Patrick

    A perfect summer read. Excitement, romance, and enough background on the War of 1812 and details of life at sea to be compelling and make you feel like you are learning something.


  • Francis Pellow

    thrilling nautical adventure by author of the fantastic Hornblower series.


  • Shari

    Forester brings another story about tall ships, the wooden world, to us -- something he does so beautifully. This is not Hornblower. It is the War of 1812, when we had only a handful of ships we could blushingly call a navy because Jefferson had not seen fit to find a navy important and did not sign the request for the building of ships. The British are blockading the east coast and the Gulf ports. One lone ship successfully runs the blockade to work the whole of the Atlantic in an attempt to di [...]


  • Miles Mathews

    I have read all of C.S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower books, and this one stands next to them as an equal! It is refreshing to read a Forester book about American sailors and American ships, since his focus is so often on the British Navy. The main character, Captain Peabody, is as complex as the character of Hornblower, but he doesn't have the latter's self-doubt. Peabody is fearless, daring, and confident - just the qualities necessary for officers of the small American navy at that time. The [...]


  • Stephanie Ricker

    While I was at the USS Constitution museum, I (naturally) browsed the gift shop, and there I ran into The Captain from Connecticut by C.S. Forester. I thought I’d read just about everything Forester ever wrote, but I’d never even heard of this book. The story is his only tale about the American Navy, and Captain Peabody is pretty much an American version of Hornblower, right down to both having silly last names. Peabody was different enough from Hornblower to carry his story well without mak [...]


  • Christie

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was a happy accident that I pulled it off the shelf at the library. The world needs more heros like Josiah Peabody. Have to admit, I did skim through some of the battles when they got a bit drawn out, but overall loved the history and the time period and the sweet little romance thrown in. :)


  • Parker

    Anyone looking for more Hornblower should check this out. Forester still can't write believable women, but that's irrelevant because he can write great sea stories.


  • Erik

    Excellent book, right on par with the Hornblower Series. A nice change of pace describing naval warfare from the early American perspective.


  • Dennis Schroeder

    In typical C.S. Forester fashion a great read.


  • John

    I read this before , when I was 12 or 13 years old. I think I liked it back then but not now. Even the naval battles bored me. But perhaps still a good book for a 12 year old.


  • Thomas West

    Captain Josiah Peabody. U.S.S. Delaware


  • scarlettraces

    it's been a long time since i've read any Forester. he can't write a relationship or women to save his life, but the battles are rousing, so it's entertaining enough.


  • Rich

    A good sea tale as are most of Ferester's navels


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