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Bernard Cornwell's action-packed series that captures the gritty texture of Napoleonic warfare--now beautifully repackaged

Captain Richard Sharpe prepares to lead his men against the army of Napoleon at Talavera in what will be the bloodiest battle of the war. After their cowardly loss of the regiment's colors, the men's resentment toward the upstart Sharpe turns to treachery, and Sharpe must fight to redeem the honor of his regiment.

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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.

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Edward Hahn, June 5, 2011 (view all comments by Edward Hahn)
Trying to read the Richard Sharpe series in chronological order can be difficult. The reason being that Cornwell did not write the books in order. Sharpe's Eagle is the 8th book in the series but the first book of the series, he wrote.

In the Introduction, he mentions that he's never re-read it himself because he's afraid that he would be too critical of his own skills. It's a hell of a good read, though. I enjoyed it immensely.

The story's themes are familiar to anyone who has read any of the Sharpe books. Sharpe's biggest problems are not with the French, his ostensible enemies, but with Officers in his own army who resent him because he's been promoted up from the ranks and is not a "gentleman".

His other weakness seems to be his attraction and pursuit of ladies above his "station". He inevitably succeeds in capturing their affections only to lose out in the end either because of family pressure, death, or in this case just not having enough money to support the lovely Josefina.

This plot is not markedly different but the battle scenes are exceedingly well drawn. The relationship of Sharpe to his men, his peers and his superiors is very revealing of the social contract of the time.

After reading "Sharpe's Eagle, I can understand how readers became hooked and have continued to be hooked through 21 volumes.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140294309
Author:
Cornwell, Bernard
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Cornwell, Bernar
Author:
D
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
War
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Sharpe, richard (fictitious character)
Subject:
Napoleonic wars, 1800-1815
Subject:
Sharpe, Richard
Subject:
War & Military
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Military
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Sharpe's Adventures
Series Volume:
42
Publication Date:
20010231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.78x5.08x.52 in. .44 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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