Sharpe's Company (Sharpe Series #13)

Sharpe's Company (Sharpe Series #13)

by Bernard Cornwell

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ISBN-13: 9780451213426
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/23/2004
Series: Sharpe Series , #13
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 550,951
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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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"The world may have a new literary hero. His name is Richard Sharpe."—Philadelphia Inquirer

"A masterful blend of fiction and historical detail."—Newsday

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Sharpe's Company (Sharpe Series #13) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bernard Conrnwell's Sharpe's Company is a book that has you sitting on edge of your chair urging Sharpe on in his missions. When you think that Cornwell has done all he can to make Sharpe's life hell a new twist is added and the story contunies even better than before. To read Sharpe's Company is to live in that time and experience the events as if you had been there.
5hrdrive on LibraryThing 28 days ago
"Sergeant. We're going to Badajoz." Sharpe and Harper barely get through this one, indeed Wellington's army barely makes it. This has all the usual elements and the full complement of great characters - but I couldn't help feeling that it falls just short of the best Sharpe novels. Perhaps because it's about a siege, and we've already covered sieges in Sharpe's Tiger and Sharpe's Fortress. And then there's Obadiah Hakeswill, who I hate more than any fictional character I've ever come across - the reader is supposed to hate him, of course - but I cringe every time he appears on the page. At least by the end all is right with the world, but it was a difficult journey.
RockStarNinja on LibraryThing 3 months ago
There's just something about these Sharpe books that I love. Probably the fact that I've seen all 20+ movies, more than once. This book follows Sharpe as he sieges into Badajoz to find Teresa and his daughter Antonia, all the while he is as odds with not only the military, who refuse to approve the promotion he was given, his commanding officers, but also one of his arch enemies, Obidiah Hakeswill.Each book you read is better than the last, and they keep you wanting more.
Joycepa on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Number 13 in the Richard Sharpe series.Sharpe is still in Spain with Wellington¿s army. After the slaughter at Fuentes de Oñoro, Sharpe and the South Essex are moving on the French-held fort of Ciudad Rodrigo¿and after that, the far more formidable fort of Badajoz.For those who follow the series, this is a typical Cornwell production: meticulous historical research, taking liberties when he has to (but telling us where and how) in order to write yet another gripping story; brilliantly-realized battle scenes; outstanding detail; and last but never least, excellent writing throughout. In particular, Cornwell¿s attention to detail¿weather, topography, the ordinary life of a British soldier of the period¿lend this book as well as the others the solid feel of authenticity. Sharpe himself and the other recurring characters are not particularly well-developed, but neither are they one-dimensional and boring. Cornwell portrays Wellington in a sympathetic way.My edition also has an excellent diagram of the fortress of Badajoz, showing the fortifications and the British batteries. I didn't realize that the diagram was even in the book until after I'd finished it; some editions do not have maps or diagrams so I wasn't expecting one. But I really didn't miss much. Cornwell writes so graphically, so vividly, that it was easy to imagine the entire situation.For those who love military historical fiction, the entire series is a real winner. I find myself ever more interested in the period, which I never expected. Highly recommended.
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