Sharpe's Tiger

Sharpe's Tiger By Bernard Cornwell, Sharpe s Tiger 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 th
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  • Sharpe's Tiger By Bernard Cornwell, 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 yourFrom 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 PostRichard 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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    1. Bernard Cornwell

      Cornwell was born in London in 1944 His father was a Canadian airman, and his mother, who was English, a member of the Women s Auxiliary Air Force He was adopted and brought up in Essex by the Wiggins family, who were members of the Peculiar People, a strict Protestant sect who banned frivolity of all kinds and even medicine After he left them, he changed his name to his birth mother s maiden name, Cornwell.Cornwell was sent away to Monkton Combe School, attended the University of London, and after graduating, worked as a teacher He attempted to enlist in the British armed services at least three times but was rejected on the grounds of myopia.He then joined BBC s Nationwide and was promoted to become head of current affairs at BBC Northern Ireland He then joined Thames Television as editor of Thames News He relocated to the United States in 1980 after marrying an American Unable to get a green card, he started writing novels, as this did not require a work permit.As a child, Cornwell loved the novels of C.S Forester, chronicling the adventures of fictional British naval officer Horatio Hornblower during the Napoleonic Wars, and was surprised to find there were no such novels following Lord Wellington s campaign on land Motivated by the need to support himself in the U.S through writing, Cornwell decided to write such a series He named his chief protagonist Richard Sharpe, a rifleman involved in most major battles of the Peninsular War.Cornwell wanted to start the series with the Siege of Badajoz but decided instead to start with a couple of warm up novels These were Sharpe s Eagle and Sharpe s Gold, both published in 1981 Sharpe s Eagle was picked up by a publisher, and Cornwell got a three book deal He went on to tell the story of Badajoz in his third Sharpe novel, Sharpe s Company, published in 1982.Cornwell and wife Judy co wrote a series of novels, published under the pseudonym Susannah Kells These were A Crowning Mercy, published in 1983, Fallen Angels in 1984, and Coat of Arms aka The Aristocrats in 1986 Cornwell s strict Protestant upbringing informed the background of A Crowning Mercy, which took place during the English Civil War In 1987, he also published Redcoat, an American Revolutionary War novel set in Philadelphia during its 1777 occupation by the British.After publishing eight books in his ongoing Sharpe series, Cornwell was approached by a production company interested in adapting them for television The producers asked him to write a prequel to give them a starting point to the series They also requested that the story feature a large role for Spanish characters to secure co funding from Spain The result was Sharpe s Rifles, published in 1987, and a series of Sharpe television films staring Sean Bean.A series of contemporary thrillers with sailing as a background and common themes followed Wildtrack published in 1988, Sea Lord aka Killer s Wake in 1989, Crackdown in 1990, Stormchild in 1991, and Scoundrel, a political thriller, in 1992.In June 2006, Cornwell was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen s 80th Birthday Honours List.Cornwell s latest work, Azincourt, was released in the UK in October 2008 The protagonist is an archer who participates in the Battle of Agincourt, another devastating defeat suffered by the French in the Hundred Years War However, Cornwell has stated that it will not be about Thomas of Hookton from The Grail Quest or any of his relatives.

    406 thoughts on “Sharpe's Tiger”

    1. Ah, the delicious historical crack that is the Sharpe series If ever there were a series of books that needed a drinking game, this is it, and I mean that in the best, most entertaining way possible Sharpe hits something drink Sharpe is unjustly punished drink Sharpe saves the life of a superior officer drink Sharpe drinks drink Sharpe does something noble even though he hates doing it drink Sharpe pretends to be dumber than he is as a plot point drink And that s just in the first twenty pages


    2. India, tigers and Richard Sharpe Where are we What happened to my Napoleonic War historical fiction series Once upon a time Bernard Cornwell s series following Rifleman Richard Sharpe s career in Wellington s army during the Napoleonic Wars began in media res The embattled rifleman was stuck in with his brothers on the European continent fighting a losing war.After the originals were finished, Cornwell restarted the series and although this prequel is decent, showcasing his improved writing, I w [...]


    3. This is the first in the James Bond style Sharpe series, focusing on Sharpe s earlier times in the British regiment as a private.It s close to the turn of the century late 18th century and focuses on Sharpe s time in India as different groups struggle for power of the realm Through luck and desperation, Sharpe goes undercover with a lieutenant to rescue a colonel from a fortified enemy city This colonel is vital because he has crucial information for the British to take the town successfully.A f [...]


    4. Review in Portuguese from Desbravando Livros Como f do Bernard Cornwell, n o poderia deixar de ler Sharpe, uma das s ries mais recomendadas do autor e que sai um pouco daquele per odo medieval que o Cornwell costuma abordar nas suas outras obras As Aventuras de Sharpe passam se durante o per odo das Guerras Napole nicas, quando Inglaterra e Fran a travavam batalhas ferrenhas para decidir quem era o pa s mais forte O Tigre de Sharpe introduz ao leitor o personagem principal Richard Sharpe, um rec [...]


    5. I had a ton of fun with this book This was my first Sharpe novel but not my first Cornwell I started with The Last Kingdom I have to insist I m pretty sure I brought this up in another Cornwell review but whatever that this might be a better way to get into history than being forced to look at dusty textbooks when you re six, if someone had handed me a copy of this book when I was like 10 it would have sparked my interest in history way earlier, and I think it would do the same for most people I [...]


    6. I ve read and re read the Sharpe series countless times For me, they re arguably one of the finest collections of historical fiction written Cornwell knows what he s doing and does it well There are some easy potshots to take at the books The biggest one is that each book is essentially the same plot Sharpe is thrown into an underdog fight, he saves the girl, and emerges victorious against all odds However, that s fairly irrelevant due to everything else the books have to offer Cornwell packs in [...]


    7. An excellent beginning to a great series, if you like historical fiction Cornwell does an excellent job depicting the people the times He captures the essence of the battle the issues surrounding it, but through the eyes of a common infantry man, Richard Sharpe.Sharpe is not a nice guy, but he s not a bad man, either He is the product of his times that often leads him to actions most would be hesitant to take As he says in one place he s not a rapist, but he s lied, murdered stolen when he had t [...]


    8. This excellent historical novel is the first in a series about Richard Sharpe, a soldier in the British army in 1799 The army is setting out to attack a city in southern India Unfortunately, the leader of the city, the Tippoo, has set up a brilliant trap to surprise the attackers.Although Sharpe was a thief before joining the army, he is a very clever, intelligent, likable rogue Nevertheless, Sharpe is bedeviled by a hateful, cowardly British sergeant In the middle of a brutal flogging, Sharpe i [...]


    9. I ve been meaning to review these for ages, I read all these books a long time ago and I think I would have to re read them to remember every story line That s the problem with trying to review books you read over ten years ago When I read these books it was a happy time for me as I received all the collection including the short stories as a wedding present ten years ago and as I celebrate my tenth anniversary of being married to my beautiful wife, I wanted to save my overall review of the seri [...]


    10. My brother introduced me to the Sharpe series such a long time ago and I read about half of the books in this series sadly not in chronological order with such enthusiasm and a burning desire to see what happens next that I even surprised myself Richard Sharpe s adventures in the British army from 1799 onwards, the struggles, discrimination and the disappointments he faces as well as the enemies and friends he makes in his long career in the army was a compelling read I even became a fan of the [...]


    11. There s no getting away from it, Bernard Cornwell knows how to mix fact and fiction together and successfully turn it into a highly entertaining adventure.Richard Sharpe is to 1800 s what Jack Reacher is the 2000 s A man not to be messed with, under any circumstances The main difference between the two is, with Sharpe you also get a history lesson to help broaden your horizons Richard Sharpe is at heart a good guy but he is not above doing some skulduggery to improve his circumstances For every [...]


    12. Even if this may be formulaic , Cornwell writes it very well Dashing roguish anti heroes, savage battles, a fun cast of stock characters, all here The book reads very quickly, too I read the whole thing in an hour this morning instead of sampling a chapter.Cornwell has a talent, no doubt there Even his historical notes and documentation of sources are still treats to read Good brain candy.


    13. A rousing 4 StarsSharpe s Tiger , my first foray into the world of Bernard Cornwell, was a success The story is filled with interesting characters, an exotic locale and exciting action and espionage all set against the background of a British Army Battalion in 1799 Characters In reading other reviews, some readers complained that the characters were flat and one dimensional I have to respectfully disagree While the characters may not be developed to point you may find in a Tana French novel, the [...]


    14. This superbly exciting novel is set during the British siege and capture of the South Indian city of Seringapatam Srirangapatnam near Mysore Based on sound historical research, the author adapted what actually happened to improve the thrilling nature of his narrative A short section at the end of the book gives the reader an idea of what actually happened in Seringapatam, and indicates how the author deviated from history in his novel.The story centres around the antics and bold adventures of th [...]


    15. rating 4.5 5Another home run for Cornwell Even though it started off slow, it just kept getting better and better and betterYes, his characters a formulaic do I even need to say this in every single review They are charming, brave, smart ass with a hilariously sharp no pun intended tongue and yet are flawed love of bloodshed, idiotically running into danger, and greed but not too much In many aspects Sharpe is similar to Uhtred, but different at the same time like not killing of priests although [...]


    16. Bloody hell.In order to confuse all future readers of these books, Bernard Cornwell wrote them out of order This is actually the first of the Sharpe s series, but was actually written years after the first Sharpe s book was published Whatever, dude This was abso goddamn lutely amazing I listened to this during a long drive as I do and at first, the reader s British accent was so incredibly Eton esque, dripping with the posh sensibilities of the dandiest of British dandies, that I was worried abo [...]


    17. Srirangapatna is a very small town in the city of Mysore which currently has a lot of religious significance For such a small town, this place has a lot of historical significance as well starting from the time of the Vijayanagara empire Vijayanagara fell and there was the rise of the Islamic Sultans in the south and the father son duo of Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan made this their capital At the closure of the 17th century there was a pitched battle fought for the control of this town between the [...]


    18. My rating here is really for the entire series than just this book alone There are something like 20 books in the series, so you need to go to bernardcornwell to read the books in order, even though they weren t written in order This series is one of my favorites and falls in that magical category of truly educational fiction The series follows the journeys of the fictional Richard Sharpe through the British army around the world in the early 1800 s It is amazingly well researched, from the lan [...]


    19. A friend of mine has been trying to get me into the Sharpe series by Bernard Cornwell for about a year now A few months back I went ahead and purchased the first 3 books in the long running series and finally got around to reading book one, Sharpe s Tiger My friend described it as a great series for when you need something light or a break from your traditional genre I d say he summed it up perfectly It s my first book by BC and only my second foray into Historical Fiction I m excited to continu [...]


    20. I decided to start at the beginning of this lengthy historical fiction series and I m glad I did I expected I would probably like Sharpe s Tiger, but I ended up liking it even than I had hoped I would Enough that I have already picked up the first four books in the series in hardcover That should say something right there The main character of Richard Sharpe hit all the important points for a series protagonist smart, resourceful, good looking He is protective when he can be and ruthless when h [...]


    21. Me recomendaron a Bernard Cornwell dentro de novela hist rica.Puestos a empezar con un autor, pues el primero de una de sus sagas m s le das, no Y la ambientaci n muy bien En la India de 1799, donde exist a la megapoderosa Compa a Brit nica de la India y donde los ej rcitos brit nicos luchaban por esos lares.Y me he encontrado con sus cipayos Con su superioridad racista Con sus peleas con Francia Con el papel sumiso de la mujer Con los oficiales semidioses brit nicos Bueno, y con todo ese mundo [...]


    22. This is just what I was afraid ofa very good historical novel, introducing me to yet another series that I must now follow And this series has over 20 books in it.But that s just what I expected from a Bernard Cornwell novel great characters surrounded by a great plot and depicting a cool historical situation Throw in a well drawn bad guy and a very good cast of supporting characters and you ve got yourself a fine time of reading I chose to read these books in chronological order, as the author [...]


    23. I m just amazed by how great this book was The Sharpe series has been around for decades, but somehow author Bernard Cornwell is always able to find new adventures and settings for Sharpe This story is about Richard Sharpe as a very young man, a private in India I really liked how the new setting allowed Cornwell to explore new characters, new villains, new strategies I loved reading Kipling s stories of India as a child, and this story is like that, but so much better Cornwell really takes the [...]


    24. I have been anxious to read the Sharpe series for a while now My first exposure to Bernard Cornwell was through his take on the King Arthur myth with his Warlord Chronicles series which I devoured with a fervor I hadn t had for a series in quite some time Loving his take on the medieval time period I jumped into the Saxon Tales next and having finished the books in that series I was ready to tackle Sharpe.I had heard many good things about certain books in the series and I went in with high hope [...]


    25. Now that was a fun ride In truth, for the first third or so I thought I was going to get rather bored, and I wasn t sure this book would be than a 2 star, 3 at most Matter of fact, right up until the end I thought I was looking at a 3 star, even when it did get interesting.But Richard Sharpe is a brilliantly drawn character He s a regular guy in the British army in 1799 He s crude and a bit wild and bored with the service But when you get right down to it, the man is a good guy, mostly Well, he [...]


    26. First in the series Richard Sharpe, in 1799, is a private in the British Army, stationed in India, which is fighting a war with the Tippoo of Mysore, a powerful Muslim ruler Sharpe and a Lieutenant Lawford go on an undercover mission as supposed deserters to the Tippoo in his capital of Seringapatam While there, they participate in the climactic battle for the city The book is based on actual events and remains very close to the historical record return return This is an action packed book that, [...]


    27. It s a mystery to me why I don t enjoy these books as much as I know I should I mean, it s about a scrapper in a uniform who can t avoid danger and adventure and he does it while being all manly male and stuff I love the series of movies starring Sean Bean, but the books simply lack something besides Sean Bean Maybe it s Cornwell s style it s straightforward, yet totally unremarkable At least, I fail to get excited over it Sharpe is three dimensional barely , but the other characters linger in a [...]


    28. I ve heard a lot about the Sharpe series over the years, but was daunted by starting such a well established and long series When ran a 99p promotion for the first 8 books, I bit the bullet and picked up all eight of them Having recently finished Sharpe s Tiger , I regret not reading them earlier as I really enjoyed it Historical adventures bring a lot of interesting things to the table, but I think what this book does better than others I ve read, is characters Sharpe is a completely believable [...]


    29. Although my first Sharpe book I have read alot of Cornwell before and have seen the Sharpe movies countless amounts of times Sharpe is a brilliant character and although the stories are kind of cheesy I really enjoy them.I have decided to read the Sharpe books in Chronological order rather then Publication date so to be honest I did not expect to overly enjoy the first couple of books in the Sharpe series as his tales in India are no where near as good as the ones in France.Sharpes Tiger is an O [...]


    30. This book started a series which now runs into the dozens In addition to writing rousing adventure tales, Bernard Cornwell painlessly teaches us history That s what good historical fiction does It bring history into the sharp focus of an individual Excuse the pun Sharpe s Tiger opens in India 1799 Richard Sharpe, our tarnished hero, is following though he doesn t know it yet Arthur Wellesley, later Viscount Wellington, as the latter starts his incredible career of service to king and country An [...]


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