|Notes||Mr. Midshipman Hornblower (1950) is a novel written by C. S. Forester which is part of the Horatio Hornblower series. |
Although it may be considered as the first episode in the Hornblower saga, it was written as a prequel; the first Hornblower novel, The Happy Return, was published in 1937.
Prior to book form the story was serialized in the USA in The Saturday Evening Post, March 6, 1948 – March 11, 1950, and in the UK in Argosy, August 1948 – June 1950.