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The Sharpe Series (3) – Sharpe’s Fortress: The Siege of Gawilghur, December 1803

by Bernard Cornwell

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Authorby Bernard Cornwell.
CategoryAcción y aventura, Ficción histórica
The Sharpe Series (3) – Sharpe’s Fortress: The Siege of Gawilghur, December 1803
Number of Pages304
FormateBook, Tapa dura
ID Numbers
SKU 0002256312

Near fine copy with illustrated endpapers in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Provenance: From the library of Eric George Hatfield Moody with his personalized bookplate to front pastedown. ; 301 pages; Physical description. : 301 p. : map ; 25 cm. Subject: Great Britain. Army - History - Fiction. Great Britain. Army - Cavalry - History - Fiction. Sharpe, Richard (Fictitious character) - Fiction. Soldiers - India - Fiction. India - History - British occupation, 1765-1947 - Fiction. Summary: Sharpe, having just received his commission, faces his toughest battle yet in this return to India, the terrain of the bestselling Sharpe's Tiger. It is 1803 and Sir Arthur Wellesley's army is closing on the retreating Mahrattas in western India. Marching with the British is Ensign Richard Sharpe, newly made into an officer and wishing he had stayed a sergeant. Spurned by his new regiment, he is sent to the army's baggage train and there finds corruption, romance, treason and enemies old and new. Sergeant Hakeswill wants Sharpe dead, and Hakeswill has powerful friends while Sharpe has only an orphaned Arab boy as his ally. And waiting with the cornered Mahrattas is another enemy, the renegade Englishman, William Dodd, who does not envisage defeat, but only a glorious triumph. For the Mahrattas have taken refuge in Gawilghur, the greatest stronghold of India, perched high on its cliffs above the Deccan Plain. Who rules in Gawilghur, it is said, rules India, and Dodd knows that the fortress is impregnable. There, behind its double walls, in the towering twin forts, Sharpe must face his enemies in what will prove to be Wellesley's last battle on Indian soil.

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