Sharpe's Tiger: The Siege of Seringapatam, 1799

Bernard Cornwell

Sharpe's Tiger: The Siege of Seringapatam, 1799

Sharpe's Tiger: The Siege of Seringapatam, 1799

  • Title: Sharpe's Tiger: The Siege of Seringapatam, 1799
  • Author: Bernard Cornwell
  • ISBN: 9780061804731
  • Page: 303
  • Format: ebook

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 PostRichard Sharpe Soldier, hero, rogue the man you always want on your side BFrom 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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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 t [...]

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, [...]

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 successf [...]

Review in Portuguese from Desbravando Livros:Como fã do Bernard Cornwell, não poderia deixar de ler Sharpe, uma das séries mais recomendadas do autor e que sai um pouco daquele período medieval que o Cornwell costuma abordar nas suas outras obras. As Aventuras de Sharpe passam-se durante o período das Guerras Napoleônicas, quando Inglaterra e França travavam batalhas ferrenhas para decidir quem era o país mais forte. O Tigre de Sharpe introduz ao leitor o personagem principal Richard Sha [...]

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 pe [...]

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 p [...]

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, murde [...]

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, Shar [...]

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 se [...]

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 [...]

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 ev [...]

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.

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, [...]

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 o [...]

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 pri [...]

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 worri [...]

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 [...]

My rating here is really more 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 [...]

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 co [...]

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 more 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 ruth [...]

Me recomendaron a Bernard Cornwell dentro de novela histórica.Puestos a empezar con un autor, pues el primero de una de sus sagas más leídas, ¿no?Y la ambientación muy bien. En la India de 1799, donde existía la megapoderosa Compañía Británica de la India y donde los ejércitos británicos 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 británicos. Bueno, y [...]

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 aut [...]

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 [...]

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 hig [...]

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 more 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 l [...]

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 belie [...]

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 [...]

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 an [...]

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