About the Sharpe Books | Bernard CornwellI never thought there would be this many books — I imagined there might be ten or eleven — but then along came Sean Bean and the television programmes and I virtually began a whole new Sharpe series. It was also about that time that the Sharpe Appreciation Society was founded. I am still writing Sharpe books and, as each one is finished, I shall add it to the list on this website. This list is in the historical order of the stories, not in the order in which the books were written — except the first two titles which are the short story books i. All of the books are available, as are videos and DVDs of the fourteen television programmes and the CD of the Sharpe series music listed on the Suggestions for Further Reading page. You can follow the links to either Amazon.
The Sharpe Series by Bernard Cornwell
Sharpe is a series of historical fiction stories by Bernard Cornwell centered on the character of Richard Sharpe. Cornwell's series is composed of several novels and short stories, and charts Sharpe's progress in the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars. He begins in Sharpe's Tiger as a private in the 33rd Regiment of Foot who becomes a sergeant by the end of the book; he is an ensign in the 74th Regiment during Sharpe's Trafalgar who is transferred to the newly formed 95th Rifles as a second lieutenant. He is gradually promoted through the ranks, finally becoming a lieutenant colonel in Sharpe's Waterloo. The character of Sharpe is born a guttersnipe in the rookeries of London, and the stories dramatize his struggle for acceptance and respect from his fellow officers and from the men whom he commands. He is commissioned an officer on the battlefield and overcomes class in an army where an officer's rank is often bought.
Bernard Cornwell ' s career started in with Sharpe's Eagle. He has been a prolific historical novelist since then having published more than 50 novels. Cornwell's best known books feature the adventures of Richard Sharpe, a British soldier during the Napoleonic Wars. The first 11 books of the Sharpe series beginning in chronological order with Sharpe's Rifles and ending with Sharpe's Waterloo , published in the US as Waterloo detail Sharpe's adventures in various Peninsular War campaigns over the course of 6—7 years. Subsequently, Cornwell wrote a prequel quintet — Sharpe's Tiger , Sharpe's Triumph , Sharpe's Fortress , Sharpe's Trafalgar and Sharpe's Prey — depicting Sharpe's adventures under Wellington's command in India , including his hard-won promotion to the officer corps, his return to Britain and his arrival in the 95th Rifles, and a sequel, Sharpe's Devil , set six years after the end of the wars. It has been asserted [unattributed] that Cornwell was initially dubious about the casting of Sean Bean for the television adaptations.
Cornwell also wrote two short stories - Sharpe's Skirmish and Sharpe's Christmas - for publication in the British newspaper, Daily Mail. Sign In Don't have an account? Start a Wiki. The first entry to the series, Sharpe's Eagle , was published in with the last, Sharpe's Fury , released in As historical fiction, many of the events depicted in the novels were based on true historical events.
He is best known for his novels about Napoleonic Wars rifleman Richard Sharpe. He has written historical novels primarily on English history in five series, and one series of contemporary thriller novels.
The Sharpe Series by Bernard Cornwell. He begins in Sharpe's Tiger as a Private in the 33rd Regiment of foot, who becomes a Sergeant by the end of the book, and an Ensign in the 74th Regiment who is transferred to the newly formed 95th Rifles as a Second-Lieutenant during Sharpe's Trafalg… More. Book 1. Sharpe's Tiger by Bernard Cornwell. The prequel to the series, describing Sharpe's ex… More.
Bernard Cornwell is a master of history and master of the pen. He is an author of historical novels and a illegitimate child of war. He began writing to support his family, and soon became known for his novels about the Napoleonic Wars, featuring the magnificent Richard Sharpe. Bernard Cornwell was born in London in , as a child of war. His father was an airman for the Canadian airforce. Later Cornwell was adopted by Mr.