skip to content
Sharpe's fury : Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Barrosa, March 1811 Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Sharpe's fury : Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Barrosa, March 1811

Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollinsPublishers, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
In the winter of 1811 the war seemed 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. What begins as a brilliant piece of soldiering  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Military history
Historical fiction
War stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Cornwell
ISBN: 000712015X 0060530480 9780060530488 9780007120154
OCLC Number: 71204734
Description: 337 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Bernard Cornwell.
More information:

Abstract:

Based on the real events of the winter of 1811 that led to the extraordinary victory of Barossa, the battle which saw the British capture the first French eagle of the Napoleonic Wars. This is the  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

Praise for Bernard Cornwell and the Sharpe series: 'Cornwell describes military action brilliantly. He evokes all the sights and sounds and smells while managing to describe the fluctuations of the Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

All user tags (1)

View most popular tags as: tag list | tag cloud

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/71204734> # Sharpe's fury : Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Barrosa, March 1811
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "71204734" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/196607835#Place/new_york_ny> ; # New York, NY
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/196607835#Place/spain> ; # Spain
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/823.914/e22/> ;
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1032683> ; # Napoleonic Wars (1800-1815)
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1115330> ; # Sharpe, Richard (Fictitious character)
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204623> ; # Great Britain.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/196607835#Place/great_britain> ; # Great Britain
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1326364> ; # Spain--Barrosa (Cádiz)
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/196607835#Place/barrosa_cadiz_spain> ; # Barrosa (Cádiz, Spain)
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/827775> ; # Barrosa, Battle of (Spain : 1811)
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2001006460> ; # Barrosa, Battle of, Spain, 1811
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204303> ; # Spain.
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1353864> ; # Napoleonic Conquest of Spain (1808-1813)
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/196607835#Topic/napoleonic_wars_1800_1815> ; # Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/196607835#Event/1800_1899> ; # 1800 - 1899
    schema:bookEdition "1st ed." ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:copyrightYear "2006" ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/76456606> ; # Bernard Cornwell
    schema:datePublished "2006" ;
    schema:description "In the winter of 1811 the war seemed 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. What begins as a brilliant piece of soldiering turns into disaster, thanks to the brutal savagery of the French Colonel Vandal who is leading his battalion to join the siege of Cadiz. Sharpe extricates a handful of men from the debacle and is driven south into the threatened city. There, in Cadiz, he discovers more than one enemy. Many Spaniards doubt Britain's motives and believe their future would be brighter if they made peace with the French, and one of them. A baleful priest, secures a powerful weapon to break the British alliance. He will use a beautiful whore and the letters she received from a wealthy man."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/196607835> ;
    schema:genre "Fiction"@en ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:genre "War stories"@en ;
    schema:genre "Military history"@en ;
    schema:genre "Historical fiction"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "Sharpe's fury : Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Barrosa, March 1811"@en ;
    schema:productID "71204734" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/71204734#PublicationEvent/new_york_ny_harpercollinspublishers_2006> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/196607835#Agent/harpercollinspublishers> ; # HarperCollinsPublishers
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780060530488> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780007120154> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBA649009> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/71204734> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/196607835#Agent/harpercollinspublishers> # HarperCollinsPublishers
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "HarperCollinsPublishers" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/196607835#Place/barrosa_cadiz_spain> # Barrosa (Cádiz, Spain)
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Barrosa (Cádiz, Spain)" ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2001006460> # Barrosa, Battle of, Spain, 1811
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Barrosa, Battle of, Spain, 1811"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1032683> # Napoleonic Wars (1800-1815)
    a bgn:Meeting, schema:Event ;
    schema:name "Napoleonic Wars (1800-1815)" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1115330> # Sharpe, Richard (Fictitious character)
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Sharpe, Richard (Fictitious character)"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204303> # Spain.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Spain." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204623> # Great Britain.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Great Britain." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1326364> # Spain--Barrosa (Cádiz)
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Spain--Barrosa (Cádiz)" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1353864> # Napoleonic Conquest of Spain (1808-1813)
    a bgn:Meeting, schema:Event ;
    schema:name "Napoleonic Conquest of Spain (1808-1813)" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/827775> # Barrosa, Battle of (Spain : 1811)
    a bgn:Meeting, schema:Event ;
    schema:name "Barrosa, Battle of (Spain : 1811)" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/76456606> # Bernard Cornwell
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Cornwell" ;
    schema:givenName "Bernard" ;
    schema:name "Bernard Cornwell" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780007120154>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "000712015X" ;
    schema:isbn "9780007120154" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780060530488>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0060530480" ;
    schema:isbn "9780060530488" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.