Sharpe's Sword (Sharpe Series #14)

Sharpe's Sword (Sharpe Series #14)

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by Bernard Cornwell
     
 

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An unfinished duel, a midnight murder, and the treachery of a beautiful prostitute lead to the imprisonment of Sharpe. Caught in a web of political intrigue for which his military experience has left him fatally unprepared, Sharpe becomes a fugitive—a man hunted by both ally and enemy alike.  See more details below

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An unfinished duel, a midnight murder, and the treachery of a beautiful prostitute lead to the imprisonment of Sharpe. Caught in a web of political intrigue for which his military experience has left him fatally unprepared, Sharpe becomes a fugitive—a man hunted by both ally and enemy alike.

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Library Journal
This powerful, exciting novel, the fourth in Cornwell's fine series on the Napoleonic Wars (e.g., Sharpe's Honour, Audio Reviews, LJ 5/15/95), focuses on a key turning point: Wellington's defeat of the French in the Battle of Salamanca. Sharpe, who embodies the heroism of the common soldier, dies a dozen deaths in his struggle against Colonel Leroux, the man responsible for killing Britain's top spies. Sharpe falls into the beguiling Marquesa's web, blissfully unaware that the actions of this passionate beauty will determine victor and vanquished. The author details military strategy, pits infantry against cavalry, and shows how class considerations impact the entire conduct of the war, including medical treatment of wounded officers and low-born soldiers. A valuable epilog reveals how closely the recording captures the historic individuals and locations. The television miniseries and reader Frederick Davidson's performance will provide a large audience for this outstanding work. Highly recommended.-James Dudley, Copiague, N.Y.
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"Marvelous...Bravery and audacity amidst the drama and turmoil of war."—Los Angeles Herald-Examiner

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140294330
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/10/2001
Series:
Sharpe Series, #14
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
254,722
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.74(h) x 0.67(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Consistently exciting…these are wonderful novels!
From the Publisher
"Marvelous...Bravery and audacity amidst the drama and turmoil of war."—Los Angeles Herald-Examiner

Meet the Author

Bernard Cornwell's Richard Sharpe series takes its hero to the battle of Waterloo—and beyond. Several novels are the basis of a television miniseries. He was born in London and lives in Chatham, Massachusetts.

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