Sharpes Tiger (Richard Sharpes Adventure Series #1) by Bernard Cornwell

Sharpes Tiger (Richard Sharpes Adventure Series #1) by Bernard Cornwell







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Estado do item: Bom Author: Bernard Cornwell
Idioma: Inglês Ano de publicação: 2012
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9780060932305

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9780060932305

Sharpes Tiger (Richard Sharpes Adventure Series #1) by Bernard Cornwell

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“It was a bloody awful shot,” Sharpe said.”My mother could lay a gun better than that.””I didn’t think you had a mother,” Private Garrard said.”Everyone’s got a mother, Tom.””Not Sergeant Hakeswill,” Garrard said, then spat a mix of dustand spittle. . . . “Hakeswill was spawned of the devil.”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.” As a young man, Sharpe is an illiterate private who must pose as a deserter to oust the ruthless Tippoo of Mysore from his throne. “The world may have a new literary hero. His name is Richard Sharpe.”–“Philadelphia Inquirer.” From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, now available in paperbackthe world-renowned Sharpe’s Rifles series comes to a new generation of readers, beginning with this first exciting adventure. Bestselling historical novelist Bernard Cornwell chronicles 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 Critically acclaimed, perennial New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell (Agincourt, The Fort, the Saxon Tales) makes real history come alive in his breathtaking historical fiction. Praised as “the direct heir to Patrick O’Brian” (The Economist), Cornwell has brilliantly captured the fury, chaos, and excitement of battle as few writers have ever doneperhaps most vividly in his phenomenally popular novels following the illustrious military career of British Army officer Richard Sharpe during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Sharpe’s Tiger introduces readers to Sharpe, a private in His Majesty’s Army at the siege of Seringapatam in India in September 1803, as the fearless but inexperienced young soldier undertakes an essential undercover mission that places him on the wrong side of the conflict when the British assault on the city begins. Perhaps the San Francisco Chronicle said it best: “If only all history lessons could be as vibrant.” From New York Times bestselling historical novelist Bernard Cornwell, the first exciting adventure in the world-renowned Sharpe’s Rifles series, now available in paperback with gorgeous packaging for a new generation of readers. Cornwell chronicles 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 Critically acclaimed, perennial New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell (Agincourt, The Fort, the Saxon Tales) makes real history come alive in his breathtaking historical fiction. Praised as “the direct heir to Patrick O’Brian” (The Economist), Cornwell has brilliantly captured the fury, chaos, and excitement of battle as few writers have ever done–perhaps most vividly in his phenomenally popular novels following the illustrious military career of British Army officer Richard Sharpe during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Sharpe’s Tiger introduces readers to Sharpe, a private in His Majesty’s Army at the siege of Seringapatam in India in September 1803, as the fearless but inexperienced young soldier undertakes an essential undercover mission that places him on the wrong side of the conflict when the British assault on the city begins. Perhaps the San Francisco Chronicle said it best: “If only all history lessons could be as vibrant.” In a battery of events that will make a hero out of an illiterate private, a young Richard Sharpe poses as the enemy to bring down a ruthless Indian dictator backed by fearsome French troops. The year is 1799, and Richard Sharpe is just beginning his military career. An inexperienced young private in His Majesty’s service, Sharpe becomes part of an expedition to India to push the ruthless Tippoo of Mysore from his throne and drive out his French allies. To penetrate the Tippoo’s city and make contact with a Scottish spy being held prisoner there, Sharpe has to pose as a deserter. Success will make him a sergeant, but failure will turn him over to the Tippoo’s brutal executioners — or, worse — his man-eating tigers. Picking his way through an exotic and alien world. Sharpe realizes that one slip will mean disaster. And when the furious British assault on the city finally begins, Sharpe must take up arms against his true comrades to preserve his false identity, risking death at their hands in order to avoid detection and thus to foil the Tippoo’s well-set trap.

Product Identifiers
ISBN-10 0060932309
ISBN-13 9780060932305
eBay Product ID (ePID) 462710

Key Details
Author Bernard Cornwell
Number Of Pages 400 pages
Series Sharpe
Format Paperback
Publication Date 2012-10-23
Language English
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Year 2012

Additional Details
Series Volume Number 1
Copyright Date 1999

Dimensions
Weight 10.6 Oz
Height 0.9 In.
Width 5.3 In.
Length 8 In.

Target Audience
Group Trade

Classification Method
LCCN 99-030288
LC Classification Number PR6053.O75S56 1999
Dewey Decimal 823.914
Dewey Edition 21

Reviews
“Cornwell writes more gripping battle scenes than any other contemporary author.” (Kirkus Reviews)



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