Sharpe's Devil: Napoleon and South America, 1820-1821

Paperback | March 19, 2013

byBernard Cornwell

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Be prepared for scenes of great action & heroics

"Then why go to an enemy harbor?" asked Sharpe.
"To capture it, of course, why else?" Cochrane looked at Sharpe as though the Rifleman was mad. "We've got a ship, we've got men, we've got weapons, so what the hell else should we be doing?"
"But the ship is sinking."
"Then the bloody ship might as well do something useful before it vanishes."
Sharpe had met Spain's devil, and his name was Cochrane.

Richard Sharpe

Soldier, hero, rogue—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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Bernard Cornwell’s best-selling , literary historical adventures featuring the inimitable Richard Sharpe appeal to a broad range of readers. Both Tom Clancy and Patrick O’Brien’s fans can appreciate the action-packed plots and attention to detail in Cornwell’s popular series. Sharpe’s Devil: Richard Sharpe and the Emperor, 1820-1821 fo...

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Be prepared for scenes of great action & heroics"Then why go to an enemy harbor?" asked Sharpe."To capture it, of course, why else?" Cochrane looked at Sharpe as though the Rifleman was mad. "We've got a ship, we've got men, we've got weapons, so what the hell else should we be doing?""But the ship is sinking.""Then the bloody ship mig...

An honored veteran of the Napolenic Wars, Lt. Col. Richard Sharpe is drawn into a deadly battle, both on land and on the high seas. The year is 1820, and military hero Richard Sharpe has quietly passed the years since the Battle of Waterloo as a farmer. Suddenly, his peaceful retirement is disturbed when he and the intrepid Patrick Ha...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:March 19, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060932295

ISBN - 13:9780060932299

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Bernard Cornwell’s best-selling , literary historical adventures featuring the inimitable Richard Sharpe appeal to a broad range of readers. Both Tom Clancy and Patrick O’Brien’s fans can appreciate the action-packed plots and attention to detail in Cornwell’s popular series. Sharpe’s Devil: Richard Sharpe and the Emperor, 1820-1821 follows Sharpe as he and Patrick Harper journey to Chile to find an old friend who’s disappeared. Yet, the pair isn’t really on an innocent mission. Unbeknownst to them, the gift Napoleon Bonaparte urges them to take to South America turns out to cause more havoc than the boisterous Sharpe himself has ever experienced!

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