Sharpe e a Campanha de Wellington (Sharpe, #7)
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Sharpe e a Campanha de Wellington (Sharpe #7)

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Este é o segundo volume de uma série de romances de Bernard Cornwell dedicado às Invasões Francesas no século XIX na Península Ibérica. Este volume baseia-se em factos reais e a sua acção decorre em Portugal relatando a campanha do duque de Wellington no Porto

Neste segundo volume, voltamos aos campos de batalha da Península Ibérica em que o tenente e os seus bravos combate...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published by Planeta Editora (first published January 1st 2003)
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Nate
God, the cover. Honestly, what the hell was the publisher thinking with such an atrocious eyesore? It's kinda tiny on the site, so allow me to briefly describe it: it's this ugly orangeish-brownish blurry picture of a dragoon on his horse with a horribly low-res floating gun pointed at him. Really, why? No one's gonna say that Sharpe's Havoc is an unquestionable landmark of literary genius or anything ridiculous like that but it deserves a better treatment than that. It's a good example of what...more
Ensiform
Portugal, 1809: cut off from the main British army, Sharpe and his rifles are sent to find a missing British girl, then fall under the command of one Colonel Christopher, a suspiciously Machiavellian spy. This being Sharpe, the educated, disdainful and scheming Christopher is a traitor, and soon Sharpe is marching for revenge, and to take back his nicked telescope (a nice touch).

This is more of the same grand Cornwell fiction, all high drama, detailed ordnance and a lot of bloodshed. While it ma...more
Martin
I thoroughly enjoyed the "first" three Sharpe novels set in India with their fast paced action, likeable characters and intriguing side plots. When the fresh baked Lieutenant left India and set out to join the 95th I could hardly wait for my order of the next two books to arrive. But, boy, was I in for a disappointment. Sharpe's Trafalgar was a serious letdown and the following Sharpe's Prey was despite some redeeming qualities almost as bad. I was close to giving up on Sharpe and move on with l...more
Baseni
Leutnant Sharpe sieht sich in Oporto einer neuen Aufgabe gegenüber. Er war mit seinen Leuten in Spanien von seiner Truppe getrennt worden und diente einem Militärkartographen als Sicherung im nördlichen Portugal. Nun aber steht die französische Invasionsarmee vor der Einnahme Oportos. Die Engländer und die Bewohner sind auf der Flucht. Gerade jetzt wird die Tochter einer Engländerin vermißt. Sharpe soll sie mit seinen Leuten suchen und sicher zurückbringen, gleichzeitig muß er einen Gesandten de...more
Deanne
Took a while to get into but then the story took off, there are the usual things that get you interested. Our hero, though I still keep seeing Sean Bean, even though Sharpe has black hair. A character to hate and you hope will get it right where it hurts, plus a history lesson on the Napoleonic wars and fighting wars 200 years ago.
Torben
Eigentlich 3,5 Sterne. Für mich nicht wirklich der "beste aller Sharpe-Romane", wie der Evening Standard meint. Es passiert nicht wirklich viel mit Sharpe und seinen Scharfschützen. Viele Kämpfe, wenig Story. Warte jetzt zwar mit Vorfreude, aber nicht ungeduldig auf Band 8, der im Januar/Februar erscheint. Dann einer der ersten erschienenen Romane und sicher mit mehr Geschichte. Sharpes Mission ist für mich ein Übergangsroman zwischen den älteren Romanen der Sharpe-Reihe.
Sandi
Typically entertaining tale featuring the best British rifleman ever, Richard Sharpe. This book is set in 1809 and covers the French foray into Portugal. Listened to the audio read by the always impeccable Patrick Tull.
airdiogo
Neste segundo livro da saga de Richard Sharpe (dos editados em Portugal pelo menos) voltamos a acompanhar o nosso herói nas suas aventuras, desta vez no norte de Portugal.
Francamente comparado com o título anterior não gostei tanto.
Bernard Cornwell constrói uma intriga interessante à volta de uma série de personagens. Mas na minha opinião revela demasiado cedo demasiados detalhes e expõe por completo todos os seus planos.
Após esse momento o livro perde algum do seu interesse. Torna-se demasia...more
Phil
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Kate Sherrod
Starting with a desperate evacuation of a town as an invading French army completes its conquest of northern Portugal and a pontoon bridge fails and sends hundreds of civilians to their crushed, watery deaths and ending with a freakily similar battle at another bridge in which the French receive more than a little poetic justice, Sharpe's Havoc is a hell of a fine read, like all of these books are.

It's a funny old thing, though, reading a series like Bernard Cornwell's Richard Sharpe books. But...more
Graham
One of the newer books in the series, this is an outing that goes back in time, just before the setting of Cornwell’s first Sharpe adventure. As such it’s a self-contained effort that one reads on an epic level, full of action and adventure and warfare in spades.

Cornwell has come a long way since SHARPE'S EAGLE, adding extra characterisation and juicy detail into the descriptive action which makes this an authentic as well as an enthralling read. The scope of the novel is just right, with the ‘...more
Algernon
Another solid addition to the saga of the soldier turned officer in the time of the Napoleonic wars.

This time Richard Sharpe is once again separated from his regiment and fighting in some skirmishes on the fringe of the northern Portugal campaign of 1809. Cornwell shows once again how well he can weave historical fact with fictional events and places and how he can keep the reader reading just one more page, just one more chapter before turning off the light and going to sleep.

I think Sharpe as...more
Jeff Yoak
Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe series of historical fiction traces the adventures of Richard Sharpe through India and Europe through the Napoleonic wars. Sharpe begins life as an orphan of a prostitute and joins the army as a private to avoid a worse fate. Over the course of 24 novels and short stories, we follow his adventures, promotions, successes and failures. We also gain a ground-level perspective on the Napoleonic wars and insight into the life of a 19th century soldier through a compelling an...more
Justus
My second Sharpe book and I liked it less than the first. The series "out of order" writing hurts it here: suddenly Sharpe is remembering stuff that was never mentioned in Sharpe's Rifles (e.g. the widow).

There is yet another Pretty Girl that Sharpe inexplicably falls for (along with an inexplicable kiss). A mention of Yet Another Pretty Girl That Sharpe Planned To Marry from a previous volume. (The constant recurrence of these girls is almost enough to move the book from Adventure to Farce.)

The...more
Joyce Lagow
#7 in the Richard Sharpe series.[return][return]6 months after escaping from Spain into Portugal, Sharpe and his men find themselves accompanying Captain Hogan of the Royal Engineers as he maps northern Portugal for the British Army garrisoning Oporto, with the French Army on its way.[return][return]Suddenly, Kate Savage, the daughter of a British wine factor in Oporto disappears. Hogan orders Sharpe to the Savage family summer home, Vila Real de Zedes, in order to find Kate and return her to he...more
Kathy Davie
Seventh in the Richard Sharpe military fiction series revolving around a lieutenant promoted up from the ranks. The action encompasses a retreat from Soult out of Oporto just before Wellesly arrives.


My Take
It's an interesting contrast between the "superior" upperclass blue blood values and those of scum from the gutter. Cornwell is a bit heavy-handed in it but he certainly gets the point across beautifully. I can't read his Sharpe series without wanting to find my own pistol!

Cornwell keeps the...more
Kathy Davie
First read Jan 13, 2009: Love the battle, tactics, camaraderie, and the history.



Seventh in the Richard Sharpe military fiction series revolving around a lieutenant promoted up from the ranks. The action encompasses a retreat from Soult out of Oporto just before Wellesly arrives.


My Take
It's an interesting contrast between the "superior" upperclass blue blood values and those of scum from the gutter. Cornwell is a bit heavy-handed in it but he certainly gets the point across beautifully. I can'...more
David
Chronologically the 7th Sharpe book, this is actually the 19th novel in the series, and the first of the 'new' (i.e written after the TV series of the 90s) books to be set back during the Peninsular War.

Set in 1809, this deals with the French invasion of Portugal, starting with their victory at Oporto, and finishing with their later defeat (again, at Oporto) and retreat when Arthur Wellesley arrives to take command of the Allied forces.

Initially detailed to find a missing British girl, Sharpe an...more
William
Love Cornwell's Sharpe series, and this book is no exception. In fact, this may have been my fave so far. Here is why: Sharpe and his greenjacketed men work like a well oiled machine, and we start to see more of their personalities come out: Harper, the big Irishman who is Sharpe's right hand man; the old poacher, Daniel Hagman, is a hard to kill crack shot, and Captain Hogan, the cartographer who tries to keep them all out of trouble (but normally lands them right in it). But the main man here...more
Dark-Draco
Another of the 'new' adventures of Sharpe. The French have invaded Portugal and Sharpe is cut off on the wrong side of the river. Ordered to find Kate Savage, a young lady who has run away, he ends up having to fight every step of the way. Picking up a young Portugese officer and his men helps, but soon he runs into Colonel Christopher, who knows more about Kate's disappearance than he has let on. Under the Colonel's orders, he stays in enemy territory and drills his men, while the French ignore...more
Rog
May 24, 2013 Rog rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: >17 year olds
This story by Bernard Cornwell about Lt. Richard Sharpe is gratefully similar to the other Sharpe novels. Bernard creates great 19th century war stories based on actual events and some of the characters are actual historical figures; Richard Sharpe is fictional. Sharpe's Havoc is a good representative for the other novels in this series. I liked it almost as much as the earlier Sharpe stories. My only complaint is that, in the earlier stories, Richard Sharpe came across as more personable with a...more
Loraine
These star ratings really don't mean much, do they? In this case, I think the rating reflects my interest, or in this case "lack of interest", in history seen through the sights of a early 19th century musket. A series of battles for Portugal, with one gruesome battle scene after another is the frame into which a cynical action-adventure hero, a fair young damsel and a dastardly double agent are inserted. The Napoleonic historic context is accurately but superficially drawn, but one gruesome bat...more
Richard Hardie
This one of the Sharpe books that wasn't turned into a 2 hour TV film starring Sean Bean. It's certainly up to Bernard Cornwell's normal extremely high standard and fills in a gap in the Portugal campaign against Marshal Soult. It has the usual elements, of a "good" Frenchman, a "bad" Frenchman, areally "bad" Englishman, continuous skirmishes and the ultimate fight to the death at the end. It also has the obligatory beautiful girl, though this time, even though she hankers after Sharpe's rough g...more
Ed
Jun 07, 2008 Ed rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Historical Fiction Readers
Although recently written, it takes place in 1809 and is number 7 (I think) in the chronological order of Richard Sharpe books. It is one of the better ones. Lots of action, intrique, heroes, villains and Sharpe's incredible good luck.

I don't read the Sharpe books to learn personal lessons but rather just for enjoyment. I love historical fiction, especially well-researched historical fiction. Cornwell does good research. I always enjoy reading his notes at the end of each novel sharing what's r...more
Marko
I don't know what's been happening to me lately. I used to think Cornwell was an average author with generic plotting skills and decent characterisation skills. Now, after just finishing the great Sharpe's Rifles and the good Sharpe's Eagle (yes, I made a mistake in the chronological order - darn the conflicting listings) I was expecting a return to mediocrity, but I was happy to realise that Sharpe's Havoc is as good or perhaps even better than Rifles was. Certain Lieutenant Colonel in the stor...more
Rick Brindle
Another solid tale in the Sharpe saga. Written out of sequence, the stories before and after had already been written and published, but this seems to slot in quite easily. As ever, Sharpe's footsteps are never (that) far from Wellington, there's legions of dastardly French to thump, and as usual, a beautiful woman appears in the mix. Yes, that same mix that Bernard Cornwell creates to great effect with our hero. This one doesn't stand out to the same effect as some of the others, perhaps it's t...more
John
I picked this up at a hostel minutes before leaving for the airport. This book saved me hours upon hours of boredom waiting in the standby line, sitting in airplanes for 11 hours, and standing in the immigration/border patrol line. However much I enjoy the adventures of Richard Sharpe, reading about him (the prose, while competently written, fails to wow) couldn't match the fun of an ITV television series. Still, I quickly devoured the book in lieu of airplane sleep and was generally entertained...more
Will Sayers
It was ok. Not my favourite of the Sharpe series thus far, but still enjoyable. If nothing else, this book made me more interested in researching how and why the rifle was so much better than the musket. Anyway, onwards!
Tim Corke
My first Sharpe experience including the famed TV series and am hooked. It'll sound old news when I tell others of my new found adventure series but finding Cornwell's stories will be a pivotal moment for me. The originality of the historical context is a wonder and the writing portrays 18th Century Portugal as a very barren and rural but nonetheless beautiful setting. The detail in the military tactics, weaponry and uniforms is vivid and with no pun intended, sharp!

I'll be keeping an eye out fo...more
Rebecca
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