Talk:The Happy Return
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"And some of the details of Hornblower's age, and nautical experience, are inconsistent with those in the novels he was to write later."
- I'm not sure I recognize these. Could someone elaborate?
"The novel was published under the somewhat ironic title The Happy Return, as it ends on a very dark note."
- Note that title was replaced by Beat to Quarters in the U.S. edition. I'd hesitate to call it a "very dark note." He has restored his naval honor after defeating the Natividad and repairing the Lydia. Yes, he is not in a happpy situation with Lady Barbara, but he is looking forward to a return to the realities of his first marriage. What is so dark? Howard C. Berkowitz 20:56, 19 March 2009 (UTC)