Sharpe en Trafalgar/ Sharpe's Trafalgar (Sharpe, #4) (Sharpe #4)
The year is 1805, and Richard Sharpe, having completed his tour in India (Sharpe's Tiger; Sharpe's Triumph; Sharpe's Fortress), is headed back to England, where he...more
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Life on a ship of this time was rough. Sharpe, as an ensign, is in the perfect position to show us all aspe...more
One funny thing - Richard meets up with a Captain Chase...who has blonde hair and enjoys coffee. In another universe, his name migh...more
And if you are to read the Sharpe books in chronological order, Sharpe's Trafalgar marks the moment when Sharpe can be seen as nothing other than anti-hero bastard extraordinaire. He is a murderer, pure and simple, and we can't help loving him for it and pulling for him all the way.
Considering the two novels as vehicles for presenting history, Pérez Reverte gets the definite nod, s...more
This is another very good entry in the series, though I must say I don’t care for nautical fic...more
Fourth in the Richard Sharpe series set in 1805 and revolving around a jumped-up ensign who thinks he's better than he is.
I do so love Richard Sharpe! Okay, okay, so I fell in love with Sean Bean in the television series first, but it only turned me on to Cornwell's series! I swear! The series is an incredible exploration of early 19th century English culture with its mores, style, and class system particul...more
Sharpe is certainly out of his element at sea, but he fits in nicely with the plot, and Cornwell’s wrangling allows him to partake in the great British victory at Trafalgar – he even gets to meet Nelson before the g...more
The story opens with Sharpe in India, having been there several years but now about to return to England having joined up with the 95th Rifles. He' an ensign, a low ranking officer promoted out...more
It is, as Bernard Cornwell notes in his afterword, utterly absurd that Sharpe, a landlubber through and through, should be at Trafalgar that day. However,...more
I enjoyed it, for the most part. It's like an extended Boy's Own adventure, set on a ship full of men being manly bastards and the French being perfidious. The plotline wasn't much to write home about, frankly; apart from the opening sequence, and the climactic battle of Trafalgar, I thought the whole thing...more
The book starts with Sharpe leaving India to join the green coated Rifleman, I found it funny that in this book he complains about having to switch his red for a green coat when I already know that he keeps his green at a later date out of pride. The majority of the book takes place at sea with a...more
The other man shagged his way across the Atlantic, whoring it up with high-born wife of a B...more
They're great. I've been alternating them with Horatio Hornblower books and it's just like some kind of 19th century military overdose. I can't get enough.
I particularly enjoyed this one. As Cornwell puts in his after notes, Sharpe really had no business being at Trafalgar and it's a fantastic idea, but it's a damn good read. The most exciting of all of them.
I'm biased in this review because of the naval s...more
This outing in the Richard Sharpe series has the same leisurely pace as Nelson's fleet sailing into the French and Spanish line, bu...more