!!> Read ➮ The African Queen ➲ Author C.S. Forester – Sigilo.us

!!> Read ➮ The African Queen  ➲ Author C.S. Forester – Sigilo.us
  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • The African Queen
  • C.S. Forester
  • English
  • 14 May 2019
  • 0316289108

The African Queen A Classic Story Of Adventure And Romance The Novel That Inspired The Legendary Movie Starring Katherine Hepburn And Humphrey Bogart A Fast Moving Tale And A Very Good YarnMr Forester Again And Again Proves Himself A Master Of Suspense New York Times Book ReviewAs World War I Reaches The Heart Of The African Jungle, Charlie Allnutt And Rose Sayer, A Dishevelled Trader And An English Spinster Missionary, Find Themselves Thrown Together By Circumstance Fighting Time, Heat, Malaria, And Bullets, They Make Their Escape On The Rickety Steamboat The African Queenand Hatch Their Own Outrageous Military Plan Originally Published In 1935, The African Queen Is A Tale Replete With Vintage Forester Drama Unrelenting Suspense, Reckless Heroism, Impromptu Military Manoeuvres, Near Death Experiences And A Good Old Fashioned Love Story To Boot.

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 t 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

10 thoughts on “The African Queen

  1. says:

    For the first time in 2017 I participated in bingo in the group catching up on classics One square is read a classic romance and initially I was thrown for a loss because I do not even read contemporary romance as a genre After typing classic romance into lists one of the books offered was The African Queen by C S Forester I had been exposed to the movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn many times because it is one of my mother s favorite movies, but had never read the 1935 cl For the first time in 2017 I participated in bingo in the group catching up on classics One square is read a classic romance and initially I was thrown for a loss because I do not even read contemporary romance as a genre After ty...

  2. says:

    This novel by C.S Forester was published in 1935 Thefamous movie was filmed in 1951 I saw the movie first, so when I read the book I pictured, in my mind, Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn Nothing unusual about that, I imagine everyone does the same But it has been many years since I saw the movie, and then only once, so I don t remember if the movie followed t...

  3. says:

    This 1935 classic is a wonderful old fashioned love story full of adventure and suspense Set deep in the African jungle with WWI about to break loose, prim and proper missionary Rosie Sayer and scruffy trader Charlie Allnut, an unlikely pair to say the least, escape down the Ulanga River in his old beat up boat The African Queen to escape the Germans.While enduring infestations of biting flies, masses of mosquitos, bouts of malaria and flying bullets to boot, Rosie and Charlie fall in love and This 1935 classic is a wonderful old fashioned love story...

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here view spoiler Bettie s BooksThe rating, any status updates, and those bookshelves, indicate my feelings for this book hide spoiler

  5. says:

    If you think the movie was good, wait until you read the book The book was written in 1935, so while Germans were the bad guys, they weren t the villains of the 1951 movie It made for a much better ending view spoiler The Germans don t want to hang them or stupidly run into the African Queen, but drop them off with the English after giving them clothes The last sentence of ...

  6. says:

    I was a big fan of C.S Forester s Hornblower series and had become completely enthralled by that world So reading The African Queen and other Forester works like The General directly after finishing the Hornblower series felt strange I still enjoyed them Forester was a very solid writer But those books were their own thing, separated by time and setting It took some switching of gears to get into them and then they were done Finished before I could get invested in the characters as I had I was a big fan of C.S Forester s Hornblower series and had become completely enthralled by that world So reading The African Queen and other Forester works like The General directly after finishing the Hornblower series felt strange I still enjoyed them Forester was a ver...

  7. says:

    7 10The launch hardly seemed worthy of her grandiloquent name of African Queen She was squat, flat bottomed, and thirty feet long Her paint was peeling off her, and she reeked of decay A tattered awning roofed in six feet of the stern amidships stood the engine and boiler, with the stumpy funnel reaching up just higher than the awning Two people are thrown together into this derelict boat by the fortunes of war It is 1914 and the events in Europe are echoed in the middle of Africa as t 7 10The launch hardly seemed worthy of her grandiloquent name of African Queen She was squat, flat bottomed, and thirty feet long Her paint was peeling off her, and she reeked of decay A tattered awning roofed in six feet of the stern amidships stood the engine and boiler, with the stumpy funnel reaching up just higher than the awning Two people are thrown together into this derelict boat by the fortunes of war It is 1914 and the events in Europe are echoed in the middle of Africa as the German colonists on the East coast mobilize to oppose the Allies Belgian and English on the West Rose and Allnutt are both English, but even they are engaged in a private little war of domination they come from different backgrounds at a time where class differences were the defining element of the British social structure Rose is a middle aged spinster from a reasonably wealthy background doing missionary work with her dominati...

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    If you do a quick scan through reviews for this book, quite a number of them read something like this this is one case where the movie was better.I should have just stuck with the movie and not bothered with the bookThe book pales in comparison with the movieand so onThat s all fine and well Yes, the movie is excellent Yes, books brought to life are often muchinteresting than the original work itself But can t books just be reviewed on their own, without having to compare th If you do a quick scan through reviews for this book, quite a number of them read something like this this is one case where the movie was better.I should have just stuck with the movie and not bothered with the bookThe book pales in comparison with the movieand so onThat s all fine and well Yes, the movie is excellent Yes, books brought to life are often muchinteresting than the original work itself But can t books just be reviewed on their own, without having to compare them to their cinematic counterparts Or is that impossible nowadays sigh Oh well It is what it is, right For now, let s move along.It s 1914 and t...

  9. says:

    As World War One breaks out, the two lead characters in this book are deep in German Central Africa The first, the spinster sister of the reverend, who has spent ten years at his side is left alone after her brother passes away The second is an engineer from a Belgian gold mine two hundred miles further upstream.Two English people, in the circumstances of the w...

  10. says:

    I really got into this wartime adventure romance even if it is sometimes on the corny side I saw the Bogart and Hepburn movie version years ago, and I don t remember enough if it faithfully follows the novel Rose Sayer, the thirty three year old missionary s sister, is a tough heroine, sort of an early twentieth century Laura Croft with a British accent She and C...

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