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Sharpe's Fortress : Richard Sharpe and the Siege of Gawilghur, December 1803

Cornwell, Bernard

ISBN 10: 0002256312 / ISBN 13: 9780002256315
Editorial: London: HarperCollins, 1999
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Crask Books (Loughborough, Reino Unido)

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F in VG+ dustwrapper. Chronologically this is the tird volume in the Sharpe series. 302pp Red cloth; gold lettering; endpaper maps. Signed by the author on the title page. Bright, clean and undamaged throughout. The unclipped d/w has very slight creasing at the foot of the front panel but is otherwise as new. N° de ref. de la librería 6265

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Título: Sharpe's Fortress : Richard Sharpe and the ...

Editorial: London: HarperCollins

Año de publicación: 1999

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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Near fine copy with illustrated endpapers in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Provenance: From the library of Eric George Hatfield Moody with his personalized bookplate to front pastedown. ; 301 pages; Physical description. : 301 p. : map ; 25 cm. Subject: Great Britain. Army - History - Fiction. Great Britain. Army - Cavalry - History - Fiction. Sharpe, Richard (Fictitious character) - Fiction. Soldiers - India - Fiction. India - History - British occupation, 1765-1947 - Fiction. Summary: Sharpe, having just received his commission, faces his toughest battle yet in this return to India, the terrain of the bestselling Sharpe's Tiger. It is 1803 and Sir Arthur Wellesley's army is closing on the retreating Mahrattas in western India. Marching with the British is Ensign Richard Sharpe, newly made into an officer and wishing he had stayed a sergeant. Spurned by his new regiment, he is sent to the army's baggage train and there finds corruption, romance, treason and enemies old and new. Sergeant Hakeswill wants Sharpe dead, and Hakeswill has powerful friends while Sharpe has only an orphaned Arab boy as his ally. And waiting with the cornered Mahrattas is another enemy, the renegade Englishman, William Dodd, who does not envisage defeat, but only a glorious triumph. For the Mahrattas have taken refuge in Gawilghur, the greatest stronghold of India, perched high on its cliffs above the Deccan Plain. Who rules in Gawilghur, it is said, rules India, and Dodd knows that the fortress is impregnable. There, behind its double walls, in the towering twin forts, Sharpe must face his enemies in what will prove to be Wellesley's last battle on Indian soil.

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Sharpe, just promoted to an officer, faces his toughest battle.

Sir Arthur Wellesley's army is closing on the retreating Mahrattas in western India. Marching with the British is Ensign Richard Sharpe, newly made an officer, wishing he had stayed a sergeant.

An act of treachery by Sharpe’s old enemy, Sergeant Hakeswill puts him in terrible danger, and leads him to the horror of the impregnable Gawilghur’s ravine. To regain his confidence and his authority, Sharpe will fight as he has never fought before.

Soldier, hero, rogue – Sharpe is 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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