The Sharpe Series (2) - Sharpe's Triumph: The Battle of Assaye, September 1803

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9780002256308: The Sharpe Series (2) - Sharpe's Triumph: The Battle of Assaye, September 1803

This major new novel will follow the adventures of Richard Sharpe in India, begun so excitingly in Sharpe’s Tiger and culminating in the Battle of Assaye.

Sergeant Richard Sharpe witnesses a murderous act of treachery by an English officer who has defected from the East India Company to join the Mahratta Confederation. In the hunt for the renegade Englishman, Sharpe penetrates deep into enemy territory where he is followed relentlessly by his worst enemy, Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill.

The paths of treachery all lead to the small villiage of Assaye where Sir Arthur Wellesley, with a diminished British army, faces the Mahratta horde. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wellesley plunges his men into the white heat of battle. A battle that will make his reputation, and perhaps Sharpe’s too.

Soldier, hero, rogue – Sharpe is 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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Review:

Sharpe’s Devil

‘Frantic action, described in brilliant and breathtaking fashion by Cornwell, who has no equal in this kind of historical adventure story’
Daily Express

Sharpe’s Battle

‘What makes these books such a successful formula is the blend of action, well-researched historical setting, colourful characterization and a juicy sub-plot’
The Times

Sharpe’s Tiger

‘Cornwell’s combination of breakneck action and pig-headed men behaving badly – but with dazzling brio – is still unbeatable’
Daily Telegraph

From the Back Cover:

India, 1803. It is four years since Richard Sharpe earned his sergeant's stripes at the siege of Seringapatam, and four years in which Sharpe seems to have discovered the easiest billet in the British army. But that comfort is rudely shattered when he witnesses a murderous act of treachery by an English officer who has defected from the East India Company to join the mercenary army of the Mahratta Confederation commanded by the flamboyant Hanoverian, Anthony Pohlmann.

Sharpe is ordered to join the hunt for the renegade Englishman, a hunt that will take him deep into the enemy's territory where he will face temptations more subtle than he has ever dreamed of. And behind him, relentlessly stalking him, comes his worst enemy, the baleful, twitching Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill who is determined to break Sharpe once and for all.

The paths of treachery all lead to the small village of Assaye where Sir Arthur Wellesley, with a tiny British army, faces the Mahratta horde. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wellesley decides to fight, and Sergeant Richard Sharpe is plunged into the white heat of a battle that will make Wellesley's reputation. It will make Sharpe's name too, but only if he can survive the carnage and killing frenzy, for it is at Assaye that he at last realizes his ambition and has a chance to seize it.

'Sharpe's Triumph' is a magnificent novel of the British in India, and of the battle which Arthur Wellesley, after he had become the Duke of Wellington, reckoned to be his greatest achievement. It will delight the millions of readers who have enjoyed Sharpe's later adventures in the Peninsular War and at Waterloo.

Twelve of Bernard Cornwell's bestselling Sharpe novels have been made into highly acclaimed films.

Videos of the 'Sharpe' television series are now available

Bernard Cornwell is also the author of the bestselling Starbuck chronicles, a series of novels that portray the American Civil War.

"A rollicking treat for Cornwell's many fans"
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Published by HarperCollins, London (1998)
ISBN 10: 0002256304 ISBN 13: 9780002256308
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Book Description HarperCollins, London, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. . . . . 8vo, hardcover. NEW in dust jacket. Bright, crisp & clean, unread; dj glossy w/ slightest bend at lower corner of cover from storage, barely noticeable. 297 p. Bookseller Inventory # 1161122.42

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