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Sharpe

Sharpe's Tiger

The Siege of Seringapatam, 1799

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From New York Times bestselling historical novelist Bernard Cornwell, the first exciting adventure in the world-renowned Sharpe's Rifles series, now available in paperback with gorgeous packaging for a new generation of readers. Cornwell chronicles the rise of Richard Sharpe, a Private in His Majesty’s Army at the siege of Seringapatam.

“The greatest writer of historical adventures today.”
Washington Post

Critically acclaimed, perennial New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell (Agincourt, The Fort, the Saxon Tales) makes real history come alive in his breathtaking historical fiction. Praised as “the direct heir to Patrick O’Brian” (The Economist), Cornwell has brilliantly captured the fury, chaos, and excitement of battle as few writers have ever done—perhaps most vividly in his phenomenally popular novels following the illustrious military career of British Army officer Richard Sharpe during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Sharpe’s Tiger introduces readers to Sharpe, a private in His Majesty’s Army at the siege of Seringapatam in India in September 1803, as the fearless but inexperienced young soldier undertakes an essential undercover mission that places him on the wrong side of the conflict when the British assault on the city begins. Perhaps the San Francisco Chronicle said it best: “If only all history lessons could be as vibrant.”

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Critical Praise

“Page-turners [that] fan clubs all over the world are devoted to.” —Wall Street Journal

“The direct heir to Patrick O’Brian.” —The Economist

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

“Cornwell writes more gripping battle scenes than any other contemporary author.” —Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060932305
  • ISBN 10: 0060932309
  • Imprint: Harper Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 10/23/2012
  • Pages: 400
  • List Price: 18.50 CAD
  • BISAC1: FICTION / Historical
  • BISAC2: FICTION / War & Military
  • BISAC3: FICTION / Action & Adventure

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