Richard Sharpe Novels

15 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 256 ratings

Sharpe's Triumph Summary

India, 1803. It is four years since Richard Sharpe earned his sergeant's stripes at the siege of Seringapatam, and four years in which Sharpe seems to have discovered the easiest billet in the British army. But that comfort is rudely shattered when he witnesses a murderous act of treachery by an English officer who has defected from the East India Company to join the mercenary army of the Mahratta Confederation commanded by the flamboyant Hanoverian, Anthony Pohlmann.

Sharpe is ordered to join the hunt for the renegade Englishman, a hunt that will take him deep into the enemy's territory where he will face temptations more subtle than he has ever dreamed of. And behind him, relentlessly stalking him, comes his worst enemy, the baleful, twitching Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill who is determined to break Sharpe once and for all.

The paths of treachery all lead to the small village of Assaye where Sir Arthur Wellesley, with a tiny British army, faces the Mahratta horde. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wellesley decides to fight, and Sergeant Richard Sharpe is plunged into the white heat of a battle that will make Wellesley's reputation. It will make Sharpe's name to, but only if he can survive the carnage and killing frenzy, for it is at Assaye that he at last realizes his ambition and has a chance to seize it.

Sharpe's Triumph is a magnificent novel of the British in India, and of the battle which Arthur Wellesley, after he had become the Duke of Wellington, reckoned to be his greatest achievement. It will delight the millions of readers who have enjoyed Sharpe's later adventures in the Peninsular War and at Waterloo.

©1998 Bernard Cornwell (P)1998 HarperCollins UK
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  • Book 2

    • Sharpe's Triumph

    • Sharpe, Book 2
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Paul McGann
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    India, 1803. It is four years since Richard Sharpe earned his sergeant's stripes at the siege of Seringapatam, and four years in which Sharpe seems to have discovered the easiest billet in the British army. But that comfort is rudely shattered when he witnesses a murderous act of treachery by an English officer who has defected from the East India Company to join the mercenary army of the Mahratta Confederation commanded by the flamboyant Hanoverian, Anthony Pohlmann.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Paul McGann

    • By Simon on 15-11-17

    Regular price: £6.99

  • Book 3

    • Sharpe's Fortress

    • Sharpe, Book 3
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Paul McGann
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    It is 1803, and closing on the retreating Mahrattas in western India is Sir Arthur Wellesley's army and with it Ensign Richard Sharpe, newly commissioned but 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, including the murderous Sergeant Hakeswill who has powerful friends, while Sharpe's only ally is an orphaned Arab boy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just can't help but buy it

    • By Nathan on 13-04-13

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  • Book 4

    • Sharpe's Trafalgar

    • Sharpe, Book 4
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Paul McGann
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16

    It is 1805 and Ensign Richard Sharpe, having secured a reputation as a fighting soldier in India, is on his way home to join the newly formed Green Jackets. The voyage should be a period of rest but his ship is riven with treachery and threatened by a formidable French warship, the Revenant, which is terrorizing British shipping in the Indian ocean. An old opponent of Sharpe's is aboard his ship, and the voyage is further disturbed by the Lady Grace Hale, apparently as unreachable as she is beautiful.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great read and everything you expect from a Bernard Cornwell adventure.

    • By Jon on 03-12-15

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  • Book 5

    • Sharpe's Prey

    • Sharpe, Book 5
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Paul McGann
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    It is 1807 and Sharpe, back from India and Trafalgar, has joined the newly formed Greenjackets, but his career is in ruins, and his future in the army apparently hopeless.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Would be better unabridged

    • By David on 01-12-11

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  • Book 6

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    • Sharpe's Rifles

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  • Book 7

    • Sharpe's Havoc

    • Sharpe, Book 7
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Paul McGann
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    It is 1809 and Lieutenant Sharpe, who belongs to a small British army that has a precarious foothold in Portugal, is sent to look for Kate Savage, the daughter of an English wine shipper. But before he can discover the missing girl, the French onslaught on Portugal begins and the city of Oporto falls.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Over editing

    • By Ian on 27-05-18

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  • Book 8

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    • Sharpe's Eagle

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  • Book 9

    • Sharpe's Gold

    • Sharpe, Book 9
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Paul McGann
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Bold, professional, and determined, Richard Sharpe embarks on a desperate mission. He must recover the treasure, vital to the success of the war, now hidden behind enemy lines.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Would be better unabridged

    • By David on 01-12-11

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  • Book 10

    • Sharpe's Escape

    • Sharpe, Book 20
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Paul McGann
    • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Sharpe's Escape takes place in the summer of 1810, once again in the Peninsular War. The French are mounting their third and most dangerous invasion of Portugal. Captain Richard Sharpe with his company of redcoats and riflemen meets the invaders on the gaunt ridge of Bussaco. But there, despite a stunning British victory, the French are not stopped and the army have to fall back.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Would be better unabridged...

    • By David on 01-12-11

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  • Book 11

    • Sharpe's Fury

    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Paul McGann
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    In the winter of 1811, the war seems lost. All Spain has fallen to the French, except for Cadiz which is now the Spanish capital and is under siege. Wellington and his British army are in Portugal, waiting for spring to spark the war to life again. Richard Sharpe and his company are part of a small expeditionary force sent to break a bridge across the River Guadiana.

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  • Book 12

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    • Sharpe's Battle

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  • Book 14

    • Sharpe's Sword

    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Paul McGann
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Colonel Leroux answered to no man save the Emperor. With exquisite delicacy he could skin a man alive in search of the secrets he held; a parole given in "honour" was a means to an end. From the first moment Richard Sharpe came across the Frenchman he mistrusted him...and lusted after the sword Leroux had killed so many times with. But at each encounter the Colonel escaped Sharpe with almost contemptuous ease.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Sharpe's Sword

    • By Viv on 31-07-06

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  • Book 19

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    • Sharpe's Revenge

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  • Book 20

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    • Sharpe's Waterloo

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  • Book 21

    • Sharpe's Devil

    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Sean Bean
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Richard Sharpe believes that his soldiering days are over, but his retirement is interrupted by a request from Donna Louisa Vivar for Sharpe to discover the truth about the disappearance of her husband, the Captain-General of Chile. Sharpe's quest takes him to St Helena and an encounter with Napoleon, and on to Chile where he soon finds himself caught up in the rebellion against Spanish rule and fighting alongside the flamboyant rebel admiral, Lord Thomas Cochrane.

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