Sharpe's Triumph

Sharpe's Triumph

Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Assaye, September, 1803

Book - 1998
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"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" (Agincourt, The Fort), 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. In Sharpe's Triumph, Sharpe's hunt for a traitorous renegade British officer leads the courageous young sergeant straight into the fires and madness of India's Battle of Assaye in September 1803. Perhaps the San Francisco Chronicle said it best: "If only all history lessons could be as vibrant."

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 1998.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780061012709
Branch Call Number: Cor
Characteristics: 291 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.


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mvkramer Feb 25, 2016

This was a lot more uneven than Sharpe's Tiger, which I found compelling all the way through. Parts of the story just fell flat. Still, I am interested in seeing where this series goes.

Feb 11, 2015

Another excellent story of my favourite British hero. I love all of the extraneous knowledge Cornwell fits into his descriptions of places and battles. Sharpe is always a very realistic character.

Jul 30, 2011

Richard Sharpe continues his climb up the ranks and up to his commision as an officer in Sharpe's triumph. He fights in the Famous battle of Assaye saving the life of General Arthur Wellesly, The future Duke of Wellington and going toe to toe with Colonel Pohlman and the French while fighting against Seargant Obidiah Hakeswill.

Jun 27, 2011

This episode comes from early in Sharpe’s career. Sharpe finds himself in India under the ultimate command of Arthur Wellesley, later to become the Duke of Wellington. The fighting is fierce and heavy as it always is when Sharpe is at the front. And the action is as fierce and as heavy as it ever will be. Sergeant Sharpe, surrounded and outnumber by the enemy rises to the challenge and saves Wellesley,s life along the way, thus earning a rare battlefield commission to the rank of ensign. Fans of Sharpe’s exploits won’t need encouraging to read this. And for you who haven’t made Sharpe’s acquaintance --- what are you waiting for?

Sep 16, 2010

Sharpe is just FUN. Well researched, well written and historically accurate FUN.


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mvkramer Feb 25, 2016

Violence: This is a war story, and the author doesn't pussyfoot around. People are shot, stabbed, crushed by elephants and decapitated by cannonballs.

mvkramer Feb 25, 2016

Sexual Content: As usual, rape threats are leveled against the only female character in the book.


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