Sharpe S Fury

Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061803936
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For more than twenty years, Richard Sharpe, the brave and dashing officer who rose from rags on the street to a commission in his majesty's army, has been thrilling audiences on both the page and on screen. Now the incomparable Bernard Cornwell ("the greatest writer of historical novels today"*) returns with a thrilling new installment—the first new Sharpe novel in more than two years. The year is 1811. With the British army penned into a small part of Portugal, and all of Spain fallen to the invader except for the coastal city of Cádiz, the French appear to have won their war. Captain Richard Sharpe has no business being in Cádiz, but when an attack on a French-held bridge goes disastrously wrong, Sharpe—accompanied by Harper, his loyal Irish sergeant, and the obnoxious Brigadier Moon—finds himself in a city under French siege. It is also a town riven by political rivalry. Some Spaniards believe their country's future would be best served if they broke their alliance with Britain and forged a friendship with Napoléon's France; their cause is only strengthened when some letters written to a prostitute by the British ambassador fall into their possession. They resort to blackmail, and Sharpe, raised in the gutters of London and taught to fight, is released into the alleys of Cádiz to find the woman and retrieve the letters. Yet defeating the blackmailers will not save the city. That is up to the charismatic Scotsman, Sir Thomas Graham, who takes a small British force o attack the French siege lines. The attack goes horribly wrong; Sir Thomas's outnumbered army is trapped between the devil and the deep blue sea, and on a March morning, at Barrosa, Richard Sharpe finds himself embroiled in one of the most desperate infantry struggles ever fought. Sir Thomas has his own reasons for revenge, as does Sharpe, who goes into battle seeking the French colonel who precipitated the disaster that stranded Sharpe in Cádiz. In a bloody and stirring battle, Sharpe and the English get their revenge and their victory, but at a terrible cost. A triumph of both historical and battle fiction, Sharpe's Fury will sweep both old and new Sharpe fans into their hero's incredible adventures.

Sharpe S Fury

Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007120154
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It is 1811 and the war seems lost. All Spain has fallen to the French, except for Cadiz which is now the Spanish capital and is under siege. Wellington and his British Army are in Portugal, waiting for the war to begin again. Sharpe and his company are part of a small expeditionary force sent to break a bridge across the River Guadiana.

Sharpe S Battle

Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0006473245
Size: 41.39 MB
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It is 1811 and the intrepid Richard Sharpe and his riflemen find themselves in one of the bitterest battles of the Peninsular War.

Sharpe S Gold

Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780451213419
Size: 28.78 MB
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In order to finance the Duke of Wellington's next campaign against Napoleon and his forces, Richard Sharpe undertakes to steal a fortune in gold and must outwit both Spanish guerrillas and the French in the treacherous terrain of the Portuguese hills. Reprint.

Sharpe S Eagle

Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780451212573
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An up-from-the-ranks officer in Wellington's army determines to capture one of the golden eagles possessed by each of Napoleon's battalions, his private revenge and a small part of the panorama of the epochal Battle of Waterloo.

Of Sex And Faerie

Author: John Lennard
Publisher: Humanities-Ebooks
ISBN: 1847601715
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Taking up where the author's book Of Modern Dragons (2007) left off, these essays continue Lennard's investigation of the praxis of serial reading and the best genre fiction of recent decades, including work by Bill James, Walter Mosley, Lois Mcmaster Bujold, and Ursula K. Le Guin. There are groundbreaking studies of contemporary paranormal romance, and of Hornblower's transition to space, while the final essay deals with the phenomenon and explosive growth of fanfiction, and with the increasingly empowered status of the reader in a digital world. There is an extensive bibliography of genre and critical work, with eight illustrations and many hyperlinks.

Sharpe S Company

Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0006165737
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The year is 1812, and Richard Sharpe has one mission: to thwart Napoleon's dream of empire. Sharpe and the fighting men of the Light Company must gain control of two fortress cities in Spain if Wellington's army is to stem the Napoleonic tide.