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Sharpe's Devil: Richard Sharpe and the Emperor, 1820-1821 (Sharpe's Adventures)

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An honored veteran of the Napolenic Wars, Lt. Col. Richard Sharpe is drawn into a deadly battle, both on land and on the high seas.

The year is 1820, and military hero Richard Sharpe has quietly passed the years since the Battle of Waterloo as a farmer. Suddenly, his peaceful retirement is disturbed when he and the intrepid Patrick Harper are called to the Spanish colony of Chile to find Don Blas Vivar, an old friend who has vanished without a trace—and who just happened to be the captain-general of Chile. Sharpe and Harper embark on a dangerous journey that carries them first to an unexpected interview with Napoleon, then on to Chile, a land seething with corruption and revolt. On land and at sea, Sharpe faces impossible odds, not only against finding Vivar, but against surviving in a time when tyranny rules, injustice abounds—Napoleon lurks on the horizon, itching to rekindle the world in a blaze of war.

Synopsis:

Be prepared for scenes of great action & heroics

"Then why go to an enemy harbor?" asked Sharpe.
"To capture it, of course, why else?" Cochrane looked at Sharpe as though the Rifleman was mad. "We've got a ship, we've got men, we've got weapons, so what the hell else should we be doing?"
"But the ship is sinking."
"Then the bloody ship might as well do something useful before it vanishes."
Sharpe had met Spain's devil, and his name was Cochrane.

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.

Synopsis:

Sharpe and Patrick Harper set sail for Chile in order to track down a friend gone missing. As a favor to Napoleon, they carry a seemingly harmless gift with them--one that embroils them in a web of conspiracy and danger.

About the Author

Bernard Cornwell is the author of the acclaimed Richard Sharpe series, set during the Napoleonic Wars; the Nathaniel Starbuck Chronicles, about American Civil War; the Warlord Trilogy, about Arthurian England; and, most recently, Stonehenge 2000 B.C.: A Novel and The Archer's Tale. Mr. Cornwell lives with his wife on Cape Cod.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060932299
Author:
Cornwell, Bernard
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
by Bernard Cornwell
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
War
Subject:
Sea & Ocean
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Sharpe, richard (fictitious character)
Subject:
Chile
Subject:
Sharpe, Richard
Subject:
War & Military
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
Sharpe's Adventures
Series Volume:
no. 294
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.02x5.32x.81 in. .56 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Be prepared for scenes of great action & heroics

"Then why go to an enemy harbor?" asked Sharpe.
"To capture it, of course, why else?" Cochrane looked at Sharpe as though the Rifleman was mad. "We've got a ship, we've got men, we've got weapons, so what the hell else should we be doing?"
"But the ship is sinking."
"Then the bloody ship might as well do something useful before it vanishes."
Sharpe had met Spain's devil, and his name was Cochrane.

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.

"Synopsis" by , Sharpe and Patrick Harper set sail for Chile in order to track down a friend gone missing. As a favor to Napoleon, they carry a seemingly harmless gift with them--one that embroils them in a web of conspiracy and danger.

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