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Sharpe's Trafalgar: Richard Sharpe & the Battle of Trafalgar, October 21, 1805 (Richard Sharpe's Adventure Series #4)

2 Ratings: 3.0
A book by Bernard Cornwell

For military-history buffs, Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe novels are the literary equivalent of potato chips: you can't read just one. And in this case, why would you want to? Blending meticulous research and old-fashioned entertainment, the series follows … see full wiki

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Author: Bernard Cornwell
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Publisher: HarperCollins
2 reviews about Sharpe's Trafalgar: Richard Sharpe & the...
review by . November 24, 2001
Richard Sharpe is a soldier, and as such is much more comfortable on solid ground than upon the deck of a ship. That does not stop him from being in the middle of the battle of Trafalgar, however. The author is to be congratulated for getting Sharpe to be present at this historic fight, and also to be able to have a few moments of private conversation with Admiral Nelson on the eve of the battle. Cornwell writes quite knowingly about ships and sailors, and his account of the fight drips with authenticity. …
review by . July 26, 2001
As a General Rule I adore Bernard Cornwell's books. I've read all but one of his Sharpe and Starbuck books and have all of the Sharpe movies as well. As a big Hornblower fan I welcomed Sharpe's Trafalgar but found myself left wanting.The book opened well (the first scenes in India were first rate) I found the characters enjoyable sans a few minor flaws such as the pressing of East India men (forbidden by law) without hesitation and repeating it to Nelson. The willingness of at British Capt to try …
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