Sharpe's Rifles (#1)

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Penguin, Feb 1, 2001 - Fiction - 304 pages
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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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SHARPE'S RIFLES

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The Sharpe series (Sharpe's Regiment, Sharpe's Siege, etc.) reverts to 1809 and Sharpe's early days as an officer in French-occupied Spain. Still extremely uncomfortable with the battlefield ... Read full review

Sharpe's rifles: Richard Sharpe and the French invasion of Galicia, January 1809

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

Sharpe may come to personify the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars in the same way that Horatio Hornblower does the Royal Navy. Sharpe's exploits during the Peninsular Campaigns (1809-14) have ... Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER 1
CHAPTER 2
CHAPTER 3
CHAPTER 4
CHAPTER 5
CHAPTER 6
CHAPTER 7
CHAPTER 8
CHAPTER 11
CHAPTER 12
CHAPTER 13
CHAPTER 14
CHAPTER 15
CHAPTER 16
CHAPTER 17
CHAPTER 18

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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