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SHARPES DEVIL - Richard Sharpe and the Emperor, 1820-1821

Cornwell, Bernard

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New York, 1992, Harper Collins , US first edition, hard bound in dust jacket, FINE/FINE CONDITION, 5 3/4 x 8 1/2, , 280 pages, map. AUTOGRAPHED EDITION - signed by the author on an attractive custom made book plate on front free end paper, signature only. .----------------------------------------------------- It is 1820. Lieutenant Colonel Richard Sharpe, a peaceful farmer since Waterloo, comes out of retirement to undertake a perilous mission. He must find Don Blas Vivar, Captain-General of the Spanish colony of Chile and an old friend, who vanished without a trace half a world away. Accompanied by comrade Patrick Harper, Sharpe sets sail for Chile. On the way, they stop at Saint Helena to pay a courtesy call on Napoleon. The exiled emperor persuades Sharpe to carry a gift to an admirer in Chile, a seemingly innocent errand. But once in Chile events turn ominous as Sharpe and Harper try in vain to locate Vivar. The country is wracked by an insurgency led by the charismatic Lord Cochrane, said to be the devil himself; and Sharpe and Harper quickly fall under the suspicion of Vivar's venal successor, Captain-General Bautista. Suspicion turns to enmity when Napoleon's "gift" proves to conceal a coded message, and Bautista accuses the men of conspiring with the former scourge of Europe. Enemies and allies change colors as Sharpe and Harper go to war once again. On land and sea they fight, not only to find Vivar, but also to survive in a land where treachery rules, injustice abounds, and Napoleon lurks on the horizon, itching to set the world ablaze again. N° de ref. de la librería 36662

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Título: SHARPES DEVIL - Richard Sharpe and the ...

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Hired by former lover Dona Louisa Blas Vivar to locate Vivar's missing husband, Richard Sharpe sets sail for South America, where they find the government of Chile in the corrupt hands of Bautista. 12,500 first printing. National ad/promo.

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"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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