Sharpe's Triumph

Sharpe's Triumph

Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Assaye, September 1803

Book - 2000
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From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, the second installment in the world-renowned Sharpe series, chronicling the rise of Richard Sharpe, a Private in His Majesty's Army at the siege of Seringapatam.

"The greatest writer of historical adventures today."

--Washington Post

Richard Sharpe. Soldier, hero, rogue--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.

Publisher: [London] : HarperCollins, 2000, c1998
Edition: 1st Perennial ed
ISBN: 9780060951979
0060951974
Characteristics: 291 p. :,map

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mvkramer Feb 25, 2016

This was a lot more uneven than Sharpe's Tiger, which I found compelling all the way through. Parts of the story just fell flat. Still, I am interested in seeing where this series goes.

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charlie2911
Feb 11, 2015

Another excellent story of my favourite British hero. I love all of the extraneous knowledge Cornwell fits into his descriptions of places and battles. Sharpe is always a very realistic character.

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kyleprince
Jul 30, 2011

Richard Sharpe continues his climb up the ranks and up to his commision as an officer in Sharpe's triumph. He fights in the Famous battle of Assaye saving the life of General Arthur Wellesly, The future Duke of Wellington and going toe to toe with Colonel Pohlman and the French while fighting against Seargant Obidiah Hakeswill.

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zipread
Jun 27, 2011

This episode comes from early in Sharpe’s career. Sharpe finds himself in India under the ultimate command of Arthur Wellesley, later to become the Duke of Wellington. The fighting is fierce and heavy as it always is when Sharpe is at the front. And the action is as fierce and as heavy as it ever will be. Sergeant Sharpe, surrounded and outnumber by the enemy rises to the challenge and saves Wellesley,s life along the way, thus earning a rare battlefield commission to the rank of ensign. Fans of Sharpe’s exploits won’t need encouraging to read this. And for you who haven’t made Sharpe’s acquaintance --- what are you waiting for?

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Lanfear
Sep 16, 2010

Sharpe is just FUN. Well researched, well written and historically accurate FUN.

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mvkramer Feb 25, 2016

Violence: This is a war story, and the author doesn't pussyfoot around. People are shot, stabbed, crushed by elephants and decapitated by cannonballs.

mvkramer Feb 25, 2016

Sexual Content: As usual, rape threats are leveled against the only female character in the book.

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