Cecil Scott "C.S." Forester was the pen name of Cecil Louis Troughton Smith , an English novelist who rose to fame with tales of naval warfare. His most notable works were the 12-book Horatio Hornblower series, depicting a Royal Navy officer during the Napoleonic era, and The African Queen . His novels A Ship of the Line and Flying Colours were jointly awarded the 1938 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction. Forester was born in Cairo and educated at Alleyn's School, Dulwich College, and Guy's Hospital, but did not complete his studies at the last named. He married Kathleen Belcher in...
|Birthdate:||August 27, 1899|
|Date of death:||April 2, 1966|
|Education:||King's College London, Dulwich College|
|Also known as:||Cecil Louis Troughton Smith, C.S. Forester|