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  • Author:
    Bernard Cornwell
  • ISBN:
    0007297963
  • ISBN13:
    978-0007297962
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    HarperCollins Audiobooks,; Abridged edition edition (November 1, 2008)
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    Genre Fiction
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Sharpe is a series of historical fiction stories by Bernard Cornwell centered on the character of Richard Sharpe. The stories formed the basis for an ITV television series featuring Sean Bean in the title role.

Sharpe is a series of historical fiction stories by Bernard Cornwell centered on the character of Richard Sharpe. Cornwell's series is composed of several novels and short stories, and charts Sharpe's progress in the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars.

Captain Richard Sharpe, with his company of redcoats and riflemen, meets the invaders on the gaunt ridge of Bussaco where, despite a stunning victory, the French are not stopped. Sharpe’s Escape slots between Sharpe’s Gold and Sharpe’s Battle. Sharpe’s Havoc (2003). Patrick Harper is back, as is Captain Hogan. The book slots between Sharpe’s Rifles and Sharpe’s Eagle. Sharpe’s Christmas (2003).

Cornwell's series charts Richard Sharpe's progress in the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars

Cornwell's series charts Richard Sharpe's progress in the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars  . Cornwell's series charts Richard Sharpe's progress in the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars.

Number 14 in the Richard Sharpe series. I do like how Cornwell ties the actual historical events into Sharpe's storyline and highlights the actual history in the afterword. This book concerns the campaign to capture Salamanca in Spain during June-July 1812. Three things are of concern for Richard Sharpe in this book. I've enjoyed this series very much and look forward to getting the next book in the series.

Beyond Delmas Sharpe could see Lossow, the Captain of the German Cavalry and Sharpe’s friend, who had driven Delmas into the prepared trap. Lossow had held the sword too, and shaken his head in mute wonder at the weapon. Now he watched as Sharpe handed the weapon to the. Frenchman, a symbol that he had given his parole and could be trusted with his personal weapon. Windham gave an exaggerated sigh.

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Bernard Cornwell's Richard Sharpe series takes its hero to the battle of Waterloo-and beyond

Bernard Cornwell's Richard Sharpe series takes its hero to the battle of Waterloo-and beyond. Several novels are the basis of a television miniseries. He was born in London and lives in Chatham, Massachusetts. This is one in a series of novels by Bernard Cornwell, all of which are awesome! I first learned of this author from an article featuring Stuart Varney amongst other famous people in Newsmax. The people were all asked what they were reading at the time and Stuart mentioned Sharpe's Tiger. This book is in the series and I couldn't put it down. Stuart Varney mentioned Sharpe's tiger, which was the first book.

Cornwell began writing a short series Sharpe’s Eagle and Sharpe’s Gold (1981) and then later Sharpe’s Company (1982). The first 11 books of the series involves Sharpe’ s adventures in the Peninsular War over 6-7 years. Cornwell and his wife then co-wrote another series of novels: A Crowning Mercy (1983), Fallen Angels (1984), and Coat of Arms (1986) under the pseudonym Susannah Kells. Cornwell decided to write a prequel quintet to the first 11 books – Sharpe’s Tiger, Sharpe’s Triumph, Sharpe’s Fortress, Sharpe’s Trafalgar, and Sharpe’s Prey.

Bold, professional, ruthless - hero and man of action Richard Sharpe is once again at war. But this time his enemy is just one man - the ruthless Colonel Leroux. Sharpe's mission is to safeguard El Mirador, a spy whose network of agents is vital to British victory. Sharpe is forced into a new world of political and military intrigue. And in unfamiliar surroundings of aristocratic Spanish society, his only guide is La Marquesa - a woman with her own secrets to conceal... Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Rias
I am amazed by Cornwell's writing. I am amazed by Cornwell's storytelling. I am amazed with the characters Cornwell has developed in this series. I saw the TV series several years ago before I read the books and I thought it was unlikely I'd ever read the books because the TV series was quite good. I'm an avid fiction reader and love a well written series but was out of anything I liked. On that basis I decided to read the first book in the series and was surprised to find that over the years the book series had been added to extensively since the TV series. I've read the entire series up to Sharpe's sword but this is my first review. Every book has been exceptional and Sharpe's Sword has meticulously accurate historical content woven into the breadth of this fictional character's story. Cornwell has a talent for taking the reader back to the time and place minus modern sensibilities but it is all done in a respectful way. I obviously didn't live in those times but I'm an avid historical fiction and history reader and Cornwell nails down the time and place vividly without beating the reader over the head with it. I highly recommend Sharpe's Sword and would suggest to you that this is hours of very inexpensive entertainment. I recommend you start with the first chronological book of the story, look it up online so you start where Sharpe's story begins, and not with the first book Cornwell wrote. Buy it!
Meztisho
This is one in a series of novels by Bernard Cornwell, all of which are awesome! I first learned of this author from an article featuring Stuart Varney amongst other famous people in Newsmax. The people were all asked what they were reading at the time and Stuart mentioned Sharpe's Tiger. This book is in the series and I couldn't put it down. Stuart Varney mentioned Sharpe's tiger, which was the first book. I think it best that if you are to read this series, you should do so in chronological order to get the most out of them. If you don't they will each stand alone, but you will miss some of the things about Richard Sharpe. All of these books are centered about the Campaigns of the British army in India, Denmark, England, the Trafalger straights, Spain, Portugal, & France in the early 1800's. The stories, though fictional, are centered about real campaigns and battles fought. Cornwell has a summary of the real history at the end of each book which tell the real story. I must say I am addicted to all of them!

Here is a chronological reading order for the series:
Sharpe’s Tiger
Sharpe’s Triumph
Sharpe’s Fortress
Sharpe’s Trafalgar
Sharpe’s Prey
Sharpe’s Rifles
Sharpe’s Havoc
Sharpe’s Eagle
Sharpe’s Gold
Sharpe’s Escape
Sharpe’s Fury
Sharpe’s Battle
Sharpe’s Company
Sharpe’s Sword
Sharpe’s Enemy
Sharpe’s Honor
Sharpe’s Regiment
Sharpe’s Siege
Sharpe’s Revenge
Sharpe’s Devil
Waterloo (Sharpe)

The whole series is available on Kindle. I do wish they would make the whole series available on one download in chronological order.

Enjoy!!
Hulbine
There are only a handful of novelists who can describe a battle and keep it from sound like a mish-mash. The center of this book is the Battle of Salamanca. For those who have come over from the TV series this will be a revelation. The BBC TV series did not have much of a budget. That wasn't a limitation for the first few stories when Sharpe had been just promoted from a sergeant to an ensign. He had basically a squad under his command. But in the novel's he keeps getting promoted. In the previous book it was 'Sharpe's Company'. That means he was a captain who commanded a company. Here he is still a captain. This means that he still has rifles under his command but in the British Army at this time riflemen were skirmishers. That is to say they were irregular troops who went out before the main troops to scout and disrupt the enemy formations. There would only be a few skirmishers. Most of a Captain's troops would not have a rifle and would not be wear a green uniform. Most would be regular red coats who would stand in rank and file as part of a larger formation.

This only gets worse when Sharpe advances up the ranks. I think he becomes a major in the next novel.

The TV series can't show a full scale Napoleonic battlefield. They probably only have twenty cast members in total. But in the novels there is no such limitation. As I said before Cornwell is adept at describing a battlefield with thousands of actors moving at once. It would be nice if someone might make a full length feature film of these novels. They really do cry out for a cast of thousands.
Androwyn
This particular edition of the novel is terrible. This goes for all the novels in this printing. The print is about 9 pts., if that. The other edition is out of print. If the novels you want are in this edition, forget it. Buy the ebooks instead. I love all the Sharpe novels, but beware this particular publishing house: unless you can read print finer than fine print ....
Lightbinder
On to the next excellent book in the series. Cornwell continues to write at a level that Speaks for its self.
Anasius
I have been reading the Sharpe series "mostly in order". Sharpe's Sword, to my taste, was the best so far. Cornwell had really matured as a writer by this time. I would not have expected a description of a near-fatal wound and its effects on a character we absolutely KNOW is going to survive to be so riveting and stirring. As always, Cornwell's closing historical note is like dessert after a fine meal, or perhaps more correctly like the moment where a magician steps back to reveal his secrets -- and you're left more in awe than ever, wondering, "How does he do it?"
I keep lists of the 20 to 40 books I read each year (anal, eh?), and this is the first in years I've given a full 5 stars. (I even forgive Mr. Cornwell now for the only regrettable book in the series so far, "Sharpe's Battle".) Highly recommended.