Sharpe's Rifles (#1)

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Penguin, Feb 1, 2001 - Fiction - 304 pages
31 Reviews
Bernard Cornwell's action-packed series that captures the gritty texture of Napoleonic warfare--now beautifully repackaged

It's 1809, and Napoleon's army is sweeping across Spain. Lieutenant Richard Sharpe is newly in command of the demoralized, distrustful men of the 95th Rifles. He must lead them to safety--and the only way of escape is a treacherous trek through the enemy-infested mountains of Spain.

 

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Review: Sharpe's Rifles (Richard Sharpe (chronological order) #6)

User Review  - HBalikov - Goodreads

Bernard Cornwell has some strong feelings for the common man (not sexist, but all his protagonists are male), particularly that person as reflected in a military role. He is not the first, nor the ... Read full review

Review: Sharpe's Rifles (Richard Sharpe, chronological order #6)

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I really liked how the main character Sharpe was a soldier to begin with who was promoted to officer through bravery and skill, yet the officers think he's just a low ranking officer who's never been ... Read full review

Contents

PROLOGUE
CHAPTER 1
CHAPTER 2
CHAPTER 3
CHAPTER 4
CHAPTER 5
CHAPTER 6
CHAPTER 7
CHAPTER 11
CHAPTER 12
CHAPTER 13
CHAPTER 14
CHAPTER 15
CHAPTER 16
CHAPTER 17
CHAPTER 18

CHAPTER 8
CHAPTER 9
CHAPTER 10
HISTORICAL NOTE
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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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