Sharpe's Tiger: The Siege of Seringapatam, 1799

Paperback | October 23, 2012

byBernard Cornwell

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From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, now available in paperback—the world-renowned Sharpe’s Rifles series comes to a new generation of readers, beginning with this first exciting adventure. Bestselling historical novelist Bernard 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.”
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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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Richard Sharpe is once again marching in step with the Light Company of George III's army, this time in India, going into battle against the Tipoo Sultan. It's hot as hades, the new sergeant is a sadist who wants to drum Sharpe out of the brigade, and both of them have their roving eyes on the beautiful half-Indian widow of the late an...

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From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, now available in paperback—the world-renowned Sharpe’s Rifles series comes to a new generation of readers, beginning with this first exciting adventure. Bestselling historical novelist Bernard Cornwell chronicles the rise of Richard Sharpe, a Private in His Majesty’s Army at the ...

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"It was a bloody awful shot," Sharpe said."My mother could lay a gun better than that.""I didn't think you had a mother," Private Garrard said."Everyone's got a mother, Tom.""Not Sergeant Hakeswill," Garrard said, then spat a mix of dustand spittle. . . . "Hakeswill was spawned of the devil."Richard Sharpe—Soldier, hero, rogue—the man ...

Bernard Cornwell is the author of the acclaimedNew York Timesbestsellers1356andAgincourt; the bestselling Saxon Tales, which includeThe Last Kingdom,The Pale Horseman,Lords of the North,Sword Song,The Burning Land,Death of Kings,The Pagan Lord, and, most recently,The Empty Throne; and the Richard Sharpe novels, among many others.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.9 inPublished:October 23, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060932309

ISBN - 13:9780060932305

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Richard Sharpe is once again marching in step with the Light Company of George III's army, this time in India, going into battle against the Tipoo Sultan. It's hot as hades, the new sergeant is a sadist who wants to drum Sharpe out of the brigade, and both of them have their roving eyes on the beautiful half-Indian widow of the late and admired Colonel Bickerstaff in Sharpe’s Tiger.

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