Sharpe's Tiger: The Siege of Seringapatam, 1799 by Bernard CornwellSharpe's Tiger: The Siege of Seringapatam, 1799 by Bernard Cornwell

Sharpe's Tiger: The Siege of Seringapatam, 1799

byBernard Cornwell

Paperback | October 23, 2012

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From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, the first exciting adventure in the world-renowned Sharpe series, chronicling 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

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.

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.
Title:Sharpe's Tiger: The Siege of Seringapatam, 1799Format: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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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharpe's early career This is the first of 3 books in the Sharpe series based in India. This is a great book for any history buffs and gives you a look at Sharpe's life as a private before the main series which takes place during the Napoleonic Wars.
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharpe's humble beginnings... For those who've ever wondered where Sharpe all began...It ties in such information that we all wonder about...such as, how and why did Sharpe get those scars on his back? This is a great book, a must for all Sharpe fans. I won't bother giving the story away, because it would ruin the read. Great stuff!
Date published: 2002-10-12

From Our Editors

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.

Editorial Reviews

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