Sharpe's Regiment (Sharpe Series #17)

Sharpe's Regiment (Sharpe Series #17)

by Bernard Cornwell

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Overview

“Apart from the rousing battle scenes, the author is at his best, evoking a long-gone era through clever detail.”—The New York Times Book Review

A corrupt political enemy is determined to disband the South Essex Regiment – and to destroy Major Richard Sharpe. 

Sharpe returns to England and discovers an illegal recruiting ring that sells soldiers like cattle to other divisions. The ringleaders know Sharpe is on their trail, and they try to kill him at every turn. But Sharpe is fighting for his command, and as he moves from the dark slums of London on the highest courts of political power, Sharpe will risk charges of treason and death for a final chance at revenge. 

“A ripping yarn.”—The Washington Post

“Consistently exciting . . . these are wonderful novels.”—Stephen King

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140294361
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/28/2001
Series: Sharpe Series , #17
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 107,301
Product dimensions: 5.08(w) x 7.74(h) x 0.68(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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Sharpe's Regiment (Sharpe Series #17) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
RockStarNinja on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
While I wish I owned all of the Sharpe series, this is the only one I have read for one simple reason, of all 21movies(or is it 22 i can never remember) Sharpe's Regiment is my absolute favorite. So much so that I bought the book. I know you should never base your thoughts on a book from the movie, but the whole time I was reading I could hear all the characters talking in the actors voices. I love Sharpe, but more importantly, Sean Bean. (props to anyone who actually gets that reference to the Vicar of Dibly)
5hrdrive on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another solid entry, this time with a very different story that takes place in England rather than Spain. Sharpe's battle is not against the French but against the powers in his own Army that want to disband the South Essex for their own purposes. Wouldn't have been nearly so good if not for the long epilogue that Cornwell wisely added.
Joycepa on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
No. 17 in the Richard Sharpe series.Sharpe and Sgt. Harper are sent back to England to discover the whereabouts of promised recruits for their battered South Essex regiment. What they discover is an illegal recruiting ring that auctions off newly-trained soldiers to regiments that have a hard time obtaining volunteers, such as those regiments that serve in the fever-ridden West Indies. Sharpe and Harper go undercover and ¿steal¿ back a newly-formed group of soldiers and through a brazen scheme, send them off to join Wellington¿s army. Sharpe being Sharpe, with his overactive libido, naturally there¿s a woman involved.But it wouldn¿t be a Cornwell book without a rousing, bloody battle; in this installment, it¿s the description of Wellington¿s invasion of France. While not as exciting as some of the great battles that have already taken place, it still is a highly satisfactory ending to a book that is surprisingly good with a out-of-the-norm story line. Another whacking good story.Sharpe, Harper and their colleagues continue to entertain, and as usual there is a fascinating cast of one-time characters. Cornwell excels in this kind of characterization, and his books continue to bring the era and the people in it vibrantly alive. Highly recommended.
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