Sharpe's Escape: The Bussaco Campaign, 1810 (Paperback)

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Description


Only two obstacles stand between Napoleon's mighty army and its seemingly certain conquest of Portugal: a land wasted and stripped of food at Wellington's orders . . . and Captain Richard Sharpe. But perils from within and without threaten the bold captain of the Light Company -- the hatred and incompetence of a superior officer, the vicious treachery of a false ally . . . and the overwhelming numbers of a fierce, determined enemy, combining to make Sharpe's escape a near impossibility.

About the Author


Bernard Cornwell is the author of the acclaimed New York Times bestsellers Agincourt and The Fort; the bestselling Saxon Tales, which include The Last Kingdom, The Pale Horseman, Lords of the North, Sword Song, The Burning Land, and most recently Death of Kings; and the Richard Sharpe novels, among many others. He lives with his wife on Cape Cod and in Charleston, South Carolina.

Praise for Sharpe's Escape: The Bussaco Campaign, 1810…


“Prepare to have your buckles swashed.”
-People

“An altogether rousing tale of revenge and derring-do....Cornwell’s cinematically detailed battle pieces [are] literal tours de force.”
-Michael Dirda in The Washington Post

“Sharpe aficionados will rejoice....With fully fleshed-out characters and keen human insight, Cornwell just keeps getting better.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Highly recommended ... A worthy entry in the Sharpe series, this book will be eagerly anticipated by Cornwell’s many readers.”
-Library Journal

“Presents to the contemporary reader an important part of history that Americans know little about.”
-Los Angeles Times

“Perhaps the greatest writer of historical adventure novels today.”
-Washington Post

“Richard Sharpe has the most astounding knack for finding himself where the action is…and adding considerably to it.”
-Wall Street Journal

Product Details ISBN-10: 0060561556
ISBN-13: 9780060561550
Published: Harper Paperbacks, 05/01/2006
Pages: 368
Language: English