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eBook Sharpe's Rifles (Richard Sharpe's Adventure Series #1) download ISBN: 0140294295
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: Penguin Books (February 1, 2001)
Language: English
Pages: 304
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Sharpe is a series of historical fiction stories by Bernard Cornwell centered on the character of Richard Sharpe. The stories formed the basis for an ITV television series featuring Sean Bean in the title role.

Sharpe is a series of historical fiction stories by Bernard Cornwell centered on the character of Richard Sharpe. Cornwell's series is composed of several novels and short stories, and charts Sharpe's progress in the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars.

Bernard Cornwell's Richard Sharpe series takes its hero to the battle of Waterloo-and beyond. I think there are 12 or 13 books of Sharpe's adventures in Portugal, Spain and Southern France, but I can't be certain. There is something else that is uncertain. Several novels are the basis of a television miniseries. He was born in London and lives in Chatham, Massachusetts.

Cornwell's series charts Richard Sharpe's progress in the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars

Cornwell's series charts Richard Sharpe's progress in the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars  . Cornwell's series charts Richard Sharpe's progress in the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars.

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Richard Sharpe And The. French Invasion Of Galicia, January 1809. A tall Lieutenant in the green jacket of the 95th Rifles moved among the bodies which lay in the stable yard of the plundered tavern. His interest was not in the stupefied drunks, but in some wooden crates that had been jettisoned from an ox-drawn waggon to make space for wounded and frost-bitten men. The crates, like so much else that the army was now too weak to carry, would have been left for the pursuing French, except that the Lieutenant had discovered that they contained rifle ammunition.

The first 11 books of the series involves Sharpe’ s adventures in the . After publishing his first eight novels, Cornwell was approached by a production company about turning the Sharpe series into a television show.

The first 11 books of the series involves Sharpe’ s adventures in the Peninsular War over 6-7 years. Cornwell decided to write a prequel quintet to the first 11 books – Sharpe’s Tiger, Sharpe’s Triumph, Sharpe’s Fortress, Sharpe’s Trafalgar, and Sharpe’s Prey. The first book in the Richard Sharpe series put Cornwell on the map. This gritty portrayal of the Napoleonic War set in Talavera introduces Captain Richard Sharpe. But they asked him to write another book so they would have a starting point for the television show.

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Sharpe's Adventures (21 items) list by Sandrick. Published 11 years, 5 months ago. View all Sharpe's Rifles (Richard Sharpe's Adventure Series lists. Manufacturer: Penguin Books Release date: 1 February 2001 ISBN-10 : 0140294295 ISBN-13: 9780140294293.

Bernard Cornwell's action-packed series that captures the gritty texture of Napoleonic warfare--now beautifully repackaged

It's 1809, and Napoleon's army is sweeping across Spain. Lieutenant Richard Sharpe is newly in command of the demoralized, distrustful men of the 95th Rifles. He must lead them to safety--and the only way of escape is a treacherous trek through the enemy-infested mountains of Spain.

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Arcanefire
Although written several years into his run of Richard Sharpe novels, Bernard Cornwell uses Sharpe’s Rifles to show us the first meeting between Lieutenant Richard Sharpe and Private (though not for long) Patrick Harper. Set during the retreat from Corunna, one of the British Army’s worst military defeats, the book centers upon our eponymous heroes and a rag-tag band of Riflemen from the 95th as they undertake a harebrained quest to assist a Spanish major fulfill a mission of great strategic importance. Cornwell checks the usual Sharpe boxes here: a woman who flirts with Sharpe but ultimately rejects him; copious action and mayhem when the French army enters the picture; daring escapes and dogged pursuits; and above all else, the scrappy Rifles officer’s habit of winning the day no matter what the cost. It’s fair to say that if you’ve read one Sharpe, you’ve read them all, and that is no bad thing. Fans of the series will appreciate getting more of the same. For those readers who are late to the party and want to see why this character has endured for decades, this is a great jumping-on point. You won’t be disappointed,
Qucid
I love all of the Richard Sharpe books. I hate having to search for the chronological order of the books, so I'm providing it here so people don't have to search.

Sharpe's Tiger
Sharpe's Triumph
Sharpe's Fortress
Sharpe's Trafalgar
Sharpe's Prey
Sharpe's Rifles
Sharpe's Havoc
Sharpe's Eagle
Sharpe's Gold
Sharpe's Escape
Sharpe's Fury
Sharpe's Battle
Sharpe's Company
Sharpe's Sword
Sharpe's Skirmish
Sharpe's Enemy
Sharpe's Honour
Sharpe's Regiment
Sharpe's Christmas
Sharpe's Siege
Sharpe's Revenge
Sharpe's Waterloo
Sharpe's Devil
Thozius
This is the start to the best series of historical fiction re: the 19th C. Wars ever written. Better than Hornblower and Aubrey, better than Soldiers 3. The prose is excellent, the characters compelling, the battle descriptions realistic yet interesting, and the descriptions of scenes are vivid. . I give this book and. the rest of the series my highest recommendation
Wetiwavas
Well. That was exciting! I’ve read a number of Mr. Cornwell’s books so the quality of writing is no surprise. But I so love a good fighting story well told, with a human hero and faithful yet truculent sidekick; a winsome heroine is always nice, and, of course, vicious, sneering villains to cut down like the curs they are. Je suis content.
Fegelv
This book had me thinking about the characters while going about my day. Could not get them out of my head. Great book, well written and mostly gives an accurate picture of the times, and Napoleon's war in Spain. The hardships endured, the battles fought, all so very real and left me feeling I was part of it all. Fascinated wt Sharpe and Harper, and really liked Vivar as well. If you enjoy a really good historical novel filled wt great battle scenes, you'll relish this book as much as I did.
Beazerdred
Richard Sharpe is an outsize rascal/hero, which you have to be if your purpose in life for much of a decade is defeating a real Napoleon and French soldiery. It helps, too, if you're fictional, a brainchild of a prolific English writer such as Bernard Cornwell, now living in the United States. I like the writer's style and characters and plots. I like his books, which must number in the hundreds or thousands. I've been trying to read them all, but every time I think I have a handle on them a few more pop up. Right now I am trying to read the Sharpe series, at least that portion of it dealing with the Peninsular Campaign leading to Napoleon's resignation and exile. I think there are 12 or 13 books of Sharpe's adventures in Portugal, Spain and Southern France, but I can't be certain. There is something else that is uncertain. Just after you scour Amazon and Cornwell's Internet sites for titles and you think you have located them all, he writes another one that drops right in the middle of the series. I have been reading these books and have seen some films since the 90's, and I have lost track of which I have seen or read, so I am starting over with Sharpe's Rifles. I am not disappointed. To set the stage: Napoleon is riding high. He has not yet lost the Grande Armee to the Russian winter, his troops have just crushed the Spanish and the British Expeditionary Force helping Spain is caught inland with its pants down. The book opens in the winter of 1808 as British General Sir John Moore's army is hightailing it to the sea in Northwestern Spain and hoping for evacuation to safety. A modern reader might remember a similar situation in the 20th Century when the BEF was forced to the sea following the French collapse in World War II. Sharpe wasn't there in 1940, but he was in the rear guard of Moore's command as it desperately held off the French in outliers of the Pyrenees Mountains in the winter 1808-09. The column is hurrying along with French Hussars almost alongside. Lt. Sharpe is a rifle officer. His quick and decisive protective actions show that Cornwell, who knows his British history, also understands his small unit tactics. The riflemen of those days were not strictly line troops but were skirmishers, peripheral fighters compared to the regular soldiers who fought in close ranks with muskets. The rear guard did well for a time. Eventually though, Sharpe's section got cut off. They were alone in a Spain crawling with the French enemy. Did they head west trying to catch their fellows? North to find their own exit port or south where they had heard there might be a small British force still in Portugal? To find out, you must buy the book and read the adventures they had yourself. You can count on this, for sure: Sharpe and his not-so-merry men will have to fight hard to stay alive, and there will be a woman ready for seduction. Or will it be the other way around.
Adrielmeena
The Iberian peninsula’s rich history of the Reconquista adds a rich context to this well told story. A good book to become acquainted with Lt. Richard Sharpe, a seasoned former ranker promoted in the field. This book, set in the initial withdrawal under Moore, focuses on Spanish resistance and Lt Sharpe’s uneasy transition from an initial assignment as a quartermaster attached to the 95th Rifles to, in the harrowing withdrawal, detached combat command as an officer.