Sharpe's Triumph

Sharpe's Triumph : The Battle of Assaye, September 1803

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From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, the second installment in the world-renowned Sharpe series, chronicling the rise of Richard Sharpe, a Private in His Majesty's Army at the siege of Seringapatam.

"The greatest writer of historical adventures today." --Washington Post

Richard Sharpe. Soldier, hero, rogue--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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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 137 x 203 x 19mm | 236g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Perennial
  • 0060951974
  • 9780060951979
  • 371,629

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"I saw you fight at Seringapatam and I doubt Dodd can stand up to you.""He won't, sir, he won't," Sharpe said grimly. "And I'll keep you alive." "If God wills it." Sharpe smiled. "Don't they say God helps those who help themselves, sir? We'll do the job, sir."



Richard Sharpe--soldier, hero, rogue--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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"The marvelous Cornwell returns to his greatest character, British Army rifleman Richard Sharpe...great banks of gunsmoke rise as the armies battle...Cornwell's fans will dance with delight as horsemen charge and sabers swing through chaos and terror."-- "Kirkus Reviews""Consistently . . . brilliantly realized . . . the Sharpe novels are wonderful."-- Stephen King"Eminently successful historical fiction."-- "Booklist"Exhilarating...Cornwell [is] a master of battlefield writing."-- "Publishers Weekly"Readers throughout the world feel lucky when Bernard Cornwell releases another book in the Richard Sharpe series of wonderful novels that take an everyman's view of military life in the 19th century.... The publication of this novel coincides with the release of new trade paperback versions of some other Sharpe volumes. Please, buy them all. They are that good."--"Roanoke Times & World News""A riveting story of betrayal and revenge that showcases a blend of suspenseful military adventures and sweeping historical detail."-- "Morning Star" Wilmington (NC) "One of the finest authors of military historical fiction."-- "Deseret News"
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