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  • ISBN 0140294317
  • ISBN13 978-0140294316
  • Language English
  • Author Bernard Cornwell
  • Publisher Penguin Books; Reissue edition (February 1, 2001)
  • Pages 256
  • Formats docx lrf lrf lit
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Genre Fiction
  • Size ePub 1622 kb
  • Size Fb2 1185 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 932

An action-packed historical adventure from Bernard Cornwell’s enthralling series on the Napoleonic Wars.A daring, impossible mission might just be their last hope.A year after the victory at Talavera, things are looking bleak. With Wellington outnumbered, the bankrupt army’s only hope of avoiding collapse is a hidden cache of Portuguese gold. Only Captain Richard Sharpe is capable of stealing it—and it means turning against his own men.

Captain Sharpe’s task is to recover from a feared guerilla leader the gold Wellington so desperately needs. The enemy he faces strikes terror into the hearts of all around –a renegade guerilla band whose leader has a particular loathing for Sharpe who has stolen his woman.

Captain Sharpe’s task is to recover from a feared guerilla leader the gold Wellington so desperately needs. Soldier, hero, rogue – Sharpe is 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.

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Richard Sharpe and the Destruction of Almeida, August 1810. Great book, great read, Bernard Cornwells series of Sharpe books are well worth reading even if you have seen the series, which to be fair doesnt do the books justice. All though Sean Bean was the only man for the job at the end of the day. by davilande311 Sep, 2019.

Bernard Cornwell is, in my opinion the best historical author currently working in the world . As with all the Sharpe books I thoroughly enjoy the story, and the action

Bernard Cornwell is, in my opinion the best historical author currently working in the world of narrative fiction; based upon real-life historical events. He pulls no punches in respect to the often extremely violent reality of life during the wide ranging periods of human history he has covered. As with all the Sharpe books I thoroughly enjoy the story, and the action. I have read many of Bernard Cornwell's books and can say without a doubt that he is my favourite author.

Richard Sharpe and the. Destruction of Almeida, August 1810. The last Spanish armies had gone, butchered into the history books, and all that was left was the fortress harbour of Cadiz and the peasants who fought the guerrilla, the 'little war'. They fought with Spanish knives and British guns, with ambush and terror, till the French troops loathed and feared the Spanish people. But the little war was not the war, and that, everyone said, was lost.

Captain Sharpe’s task is to recover from a feared guerilla leader the gold . Bernard Cornwell worked for BBC TV for seven years, mostly as producer on the Nationwide programme, before taking charge of the Current Affairs department in Northern Ireland. Sharpe’s Gold: The Destruction of Almeida, August 1810 (The Sharpe Series, Book 9) المجلد 9 من The Sharpe Series.

Written by Bernard Cornwell, narrated by Rupert Farley. Sharpe's Tiger: The Siege of Seringapatam, 1799 (The Sharpe Series, Book 1). By: Bernard Cornwell. Narrated by: Rupert Farley. Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins.

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Bold, professional and determined, Richard Sharpe embarks on a desperate mission. He must recover the treasure, vital to the success of the war, now hidden behind enemy lines. The gold is in the possession of a powerful guerrilla leader, feared by ally and enemy alike. And he has no love for Sharpe, the man who has stolen his woman. But Sharpe’s fiercest battles lie with the British officers, ignorant of his deadly secret and mistrustful of his ruthless methods.

Penguin Books, 1987 - 250 sayfa. Cornwell's Sharpe series, adventure stories about a British soldier set in the Peninsula War of 1808-1814, are built on the author's interest in the Duke of Wellington's army. A year after the victory at Talavera, Wellington's army, outnumbered and out of money, is on the verge of collapse. Titles include Sharpe's Rifles, Sharpe's Revenge, Sharpe's Siege, Sharpe's Regiment, and Sharpe's Waterloo. He has also written other works including Wildtrack, Killer's Wake, Sea Lord, Stormchild, Rebel, Copperhead, and Battle Flag.

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melody of you
I love all of the Richard Sharpe books. I hate having to search for the chronological order of the books, so I'm providing it here so people don't have to search.

Sharpe's Tiger
Sharpe's Triumph
Sharpe's Fortress
Sharpe's Trafalgar
Sharpe's Prey
Sharpe's Rifles
Sharpe's Havoc
Sharpe's Eagle
Sharpe's Gold
Sharpe's Escape
Sharpe's Fury
Sharpe's Battle
Sharpe's Company
Sharpe's Sword
Sharpe's Skirmish
Sharpe's Enemy
Sharpe's Honour
Sharpe's Regiment
Sharpe's Christmas
Sharpe's Siege
Sharpe's Revenge
Sharpe's Waterloo
Sharpe's Devil
Precious
Although definitely not the best book in the series, I always find myself looking forward to checking on the adventures of British soldier, Richard Sharpe.

I had never read much historic fiction until I began to read the Sharpe books and now I find myself increasingly becoming a fan of the genre. I first became aware of the books when I viewed one of the fine BBC productions starring Sean Bean and based on the books. From then on, My wife, myself and a number of my friends have been eagerly devouring this series as well as some of author, Cornwell's other series.

The two main characters are excellently drawn and the reader will find plenty of action to occupy themselves. There is also the requisite amount of bosom heaving. Generally I am a devotee of the fantasy genre and write within that genre but as much as I enjoy authors like Tolkein, Donaldson, Cook and Martin; Reading a Sharpe novel is by comparison: quick, breezy and enjoyable. I recommend the series and the author to everyone even if you may never have read historic fiction before.
Kekinos
Strong historical realism, backed up by superlative research. The battle scenes are as realistic as one can find in fiction. Cornwell doesn't pull punches: battles are violent and nasty, and people die in unpleasant ways. If you aren't prepared for a WAR story, don't come near. If you like military fiction that doesn't put lipstick on the pig, this is very good stuff.

Cornwell's "Sharpe" formula is, alas, a formula. Our hero is blunt and coarse and tells his superiors to go to blazes; then he wins a battle or two and boffs a sweet pretty girl who happens to be in the middle of it all. Meanwhile, a really rotten villain does our hero dirt, for which revenge is taken.

It isn't a BAD formula...but it is formulaic. Okay, it's a GOOD formula! You'll want to read more!
Kann
I have read all of the Sharpe books to this point , chronologically. I am done. The character for whom I really cared was totally assassinated by Cornwelll. I can't justify reading another episode. Here's a guy (Sharpe) who intentionally kills 500 of his own people to deliver gold to his commander. It is unrealistic and indefensible. Has Cornwell descended into the depths of schizophrenia ? Madness.
Fegelv
I've read these years ago, and now my husband and I are listening on Audible. Sharpe is a great, complex hero, with great secondary characters and an involved plot. Exceptional writing and world-building. I'd suspect the author lived in the early 1800's if that wasn't impossible, but he really knows his British army details.I highly recommend all the Sharpe books...fantastic!
Vertokini
SPOILER ALERT:
Richard Sharpe has never been a spit-and-polish rules and regulations type. Up to now he was still a "good guy", if not always especially concerned with the finer points of the rules and the law.
Well in this book he blows up a town and kills 500 people *on his own side* to make good his escape with the badly needed gold. I am not so sure anyone would want someone in their army willing to do so much damage to their OWN PEOPLE.
SiIеnt
I read this series, start to finish. Chronological order. Every book is excellent . the story in full is excellent.
All winter, rainy days, fireplace, coffee, cookies. Great time spent with wonderful characters, good and bad.
The stories built into history lessons were just masterful.
Sorry, Do to so many read, I am copying one review for all. Singularly or Collectively, you can not go wrong with Bernard Cornwell.
What more can I say about Richard Sharpe and Bernard Cornwell. If you've read this far in the series you know what to expect and if you enjoy the books.

Cornwall is my favorite author, Richard Sharpe is easily one of my favorite fictional characters (next to Batman and Cornwell's own Uther Ragnarson). The absolute best author of historical fiction makes the period come alive.