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    DescriptionSergeant Richard Sharpe witnesses a murderous act of treachery and, with Sir Arthur Wellesley, faces the Mahratta Horde. The paths of treachery all lead to the small village of Assaye. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wellesley, with a diminished British army, plunges his men into the white heat of battle. A battle that will make his reputation, and perhaps Sharpe's too. 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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    Title
    Sharpe's Triumph
    Subtitle
    The Battle of Assaye, September 1803
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bernard Cornwell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 260 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007425808
    ISBN 10: 0007425805
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: ADV
    DC22: 823.914
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.7
    DC22: FIC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC subject category V2: FJH
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET080
    Ingram Theme: CULT/INDIAN
    Ingram Subject Code: FH
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ERLY18
    BISAC V2.8: FIC032000, FIC002000, FIC014000
    BIC subject category V2: FJMC
    Thema V1.0: FJH, FJMC
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    Harper
    Publication date
    15 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Bernard Cornwell was born in London, raised in Essex, and now lives mainly in the USA with his wife. In addition to the hugely successful Sharpe novels, Bernard Cornwell is the author of the Starbuck Chronicles, the Warlord trilogy, the Grail Quest series, the Alfred series and standalone battle books Azincourt and The Fort.
    Review quote
    'Sharpe and his creator are national treasures.' Sunday Telegraph 'Bernard Cornwell is a literary miracle. Year after year, hail, rain, snow, war and political upheavals fail to prevent him from producing the most entertaining and readable historical novels of his generation.' Daily Mail 'Cornwell's narration is quite masterly and supremely well-researched.' Observer 'The best battle scenes of any writer I've ever read, past or present. Cornwell really makes history come alive.' George R.R. Martin
    Back cover copy
    It is India, 1803.04 In the four years since he earned his sergeant's stripes, young Richard Sharpe has led a relatively peaceful existence. But Sharpe's reverie ends when he barely survives a murderous act of treason by a bitter English officer who has joined the mercenary forces of the Mahratta confederation, determined to drive the British from the continent. Vowing to hunt down the turncoat, Sharpe plunges headlong into the white-hot battle of Assay alongside Sir Arthur Wellesley -- the future Duke of Wellington -- in the fiercest fight of his career. Sharpe's Triumph is a riveting story of betrayal and revenge that showcases the deft blend of suspenseful military adventure and sweeping historical detail that has made Bernard Cornwell's books bestsellers around the world.