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  • ISBN: 1433261405
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Frederick Davidson,Bernard Cornwell
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.; Unabridged edition (March 1, 2009)
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  • Rating: 4.4
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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.

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Sharpe's Tiger: The Siege of Seringapatam, 1799 (The Sharpe Series, Book 1. Richard Sharpe avoids the tyrannical Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill and endeavours to rescue a British officer from under the nose of the Tippoo of Mysore

Sharpe's Tiger: The Siege of Seringapatam, 1799 (The Sharpe Series, Book 1). By: Bernard Cornwell. Narrated by: Rupert Farley. Richard Sharpe avoids the tyrannical Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill and endeavours to rescue a British officer from under the nose of the Tippoo of Mysore. But in fleeing Hakeswill, Sharpe enters the exotic and dangerous world of the Tippoo. An adventure that will require all of his wits just to stay alive, let alone save the British army from catastrophe.

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Sharpe's Company, Paperback by Cornwell, Bernard, ISBN 0007452969, ISBN-13 9780007452965, Brand New, Free P&P in the UK Captain Richard Sharpe has to lead the attack on the terrible fortress. Read full description. See details and exclusions. See all 17 brand new listings. Sharpe's Company: The Siege of Badajoz, January to April 1812 (The Sharpe Series, Book 13) by Bernard Cornwell (Paperback, 2012). Brand new: lowest price.

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Captain Richard Sharpe has to lead the attack on the terrible fortress. For Richard Sharpe it is the worst he can remember. His oldest enemy, the ruthless and indestructible Hakeswill, joins the regiment and he is a man with a mission to ruin Sharpe. But Sharpe is determined to change his luck. The only way – a desperate choice – is to volunteer the Forlorn Hope, to lead the attack on the impregnable fortress town of Badajoz, a road to almost certain death or, just possibly, to heroic glory.

Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Richard Sharpe and the Seige of Badajoz, January to April 1812. London: Collins, 1982. Octavo, original cloth.

To lead an assault on the thick, sheer battlements of the Badajoz fortress is suicide, yet Richard Sharpe must lead one. For inside the walls are his wife and daughter, and only he can save them.
Reviews about Sharpe's Company: Richard Sharpe and the Siege of Badajoz, January to April 1812 (Richard Sharpe Adventure Series) (7):
Qag
I'm a real fan of the Sharpe's novels - and the character - so I'm biased. So far, they've all turned out to be entertaining (and informative) historical fiction, well constructed and developed by the author. They do cover different historical events/periods - but I'm likely to make only this one general review since it's often difficult to differentiate which you're talking about just based on their titles. The series is well worth following - and I really have only 2 issues with it: 1. there are a lot of Sharpe's titles and it's a struggle to figure out which you want to get into next since they're not numbered, and 2. there's a character that's cast as essentially Sharpe's nemesis - and he's irritatingly persistent, impossible to extinguish, and has become a somewhat annoying and predictable element. That said, these are both very small issues when balanced against the enjoyment and interest that the series provides.
Moronydit
An excellent read.

"Sharpe's Company" is the 13th of Cornwell's 24 Sharpe novels (including the extended short story, "Sharpe's Skirmish"). Although each novel stands alone, I enjoy reading them in chronological order (although I understand that they were not written in historical chronology). The books follow the hero's rise through the ranks from a private who initially entertains thoughts of desertion in the first book to Sharpe's Company, where he has been reduced from a company commander to just one of the lieutenants in his battalion because of bureaucratic sloppiness. He fights for his country nonetheless, and fights (as he does in all of the Sharpe novels) exceedingly ferociously and effectively.

The Sharpe series are novels much like Forrester's "Hornblower" and O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin Napoleonic War sea novels, except the Sharpe novels are land based. The Sharpe novels start with Arthur Wellesley, in India, where Sharpe fights against Indian and Frenchmen, but by "Sharpe's Company" Wellington and the battles have moved to Spain and Portugal, the Peninsular War.

Cornwell successfully weaves historical accuracy into his novels. Sharpe often saves the day in the Indian or Peninsular battles, but although his battles are fierce, he always fights outside of the center of the historical battle. If he does manage to do something significant, a reading of history shows that the person who accomplished the feat is in truth unknown.

As I said in the beginning, this book, and all of the Sharpe novels... Good reads.
Delirium
I am a fan of Cornwell's work but I'm starting to notice a recurring problem in his multi-title series; repetition. It has been less of a problem in the Sharpe series compared to some of his others. But bringing Hakeswill back as an antagonist of almost cartoon like evil was a mistake I think. His presence in the story created a rather contrived subplot that detracted from the story. I'd have knocked it down to three stars because of that. But the book gets one of those stars back because the rest of it was so well done. Particularly the descriptions of the sieges from the planning to the fighting. Few writers can build the tension and put you "there" the way Cornwell can.
Bladecliff
Cornwell's "Richard Sharpe" series is a bunch of grand adventure tales, and a valuable source of history, especially of the Peninsular War against Napoleon. They do get a little repetitive in places, since the author can't tell if you have read any others of the series. Hence he has in every book to explain that the Baker rifle is slower to load than a musket, but more accurate; and he always has to belabor the point of the British army having officers of very mixed competence, due to their having bought their commissions instead of earning them. Perhaps the custom prevailed even later, since, in World War I it is said the German General Staff referred to the British soldiers as "lions, led by donkeys."
Nikohn
I have now read about 8 of the 24 books (two of which are short stories) in the series and they are all wonderful. They cover the military career of Richard Sharpe from 1799 to 1821, and most of the books deal with his adventures during the Napoleonic Wars. The first book written, Sharpe's Eagle, is actually the 8th chronologically. The author, buoyed by the popularity of the novels, went back and wrote five books dealing with earlier periods in Sharpe's career, and also provided some additional stories within the same time period of the original 11 books. I would not start with this book. The first one I read was Sharpe's Rifles, which is the first chronologically of the original 11, taking place in 1809, but am now going to read Sharpe's Tiger, the first chronologically, taking place in India in 1799. The author has written several other series and some stand-alone novels. I just completed Gallows Thief, a stand-alone, and that was extremely enjoyable. After I finish the Sharpe series, I intend to move on to other series Cornwell has written.
asAS
bloody desperate fighting, bloody desperate aftermath. if you enjoy adventure read these books. Captain Sharpe is always badly dressed, filthy and yet the Duke of Wellington enjoys conversing with Sharpe because he is blunt and to the point. Enjoy all of these books, see the scenery, travel to Spain and Portugal, you will enjoy the journey.
Malojurus
I actually started reading the Sharpe series starting from the India campaign (Cornwell's prequal to the regular Sharpe story) and ol' Obadiah was prevalent throughout. So I have to admit I was a little put off by, what I perceived to be, slight story changes from the prequals that I had read first.
Despite the changes (yes, I know Cornwell wrote the Peninsular War series first!), this was an extremely enjoyable book and I found myself actually yelling at the pages for Sharpe to succeed. I knew he would, but Cornwell has an excellent way of telling a story that pulls the reader into the novel and the next thing you know you're at the end.
My thanks to emilyh for putting together an outstanding chronological history of the Sharpe books. Otherwise I would have been completely lost and not have enjoyed this series as much as I have!

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