C. S. Forester

British novelist, "Hornblower" author (1899–1966) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Cecil Louis Troughton Smith (27 August 1899 – 2 April 1966), known by his pen name Cecil Scott "C. S." Forester, was an English novelist known for writing tales of naval warfare, such as the 12-book Horatio Hornblower series depicting a Royal Navy officer during the Napoleonic Wars. The Hornblower novels A Ship of the Line and Flying Colours were jointly awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction in 1938. His other works include The African Queen (1935; turned into a 1951 film by John Huston) and The Good Shepherd (1955; turned into a 2020 film, Greyhound, adapted by and starring Tom Hanks).

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C. S. Forester
BornCecil Louis Troughton Smith
(1899-08-27)27 August 1899
Cairo, Khedivate of Egypt
Died2 April 1966(1966-04-02) (aged 66)
Fullerton, California, U.S.
GenreAdventure, drama, sea stories
Kathleen Belcher
(m. 1926; div. 1945)

Dorothy Foster
(m. 1947)
Children2 (John and George)
Blue plaque in East Dulwich, south London