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Sharpe's tiger : Richard Sharpe and the Siege of Seringapatam, 1799

Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: Pymble, NSW ; New York, NY : PerfectBound, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The year is 1799, and Richard Sharpe is just beginning his military career. An inexperienced young private in His Majesty's service, Sharpe becomes part of an expedition to India to push the ruthless Tippoo of Mysore from his throne and drive out his French allies. To penetrate the Tippoo's city and make contact with a Scottish spy being held prisoner there, Sharpe has to pose as a deserter. Success will make him a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
History
Military history
Historical fiction
War stories
War fiction
Named Person: Richard Sharpe, (Fictitious character); Richard Sharpe, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Cornwell
ISBN: 0061136212 9780061136214 0061136204 9780061136207
OCLC Number: 76832885
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Details: Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1186 KB) or Mobipocket Reader (file size: 375 KB).
Responsibility: Bernard Cornwell.

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The year is 1799, and Richard Sharpe is just beginning his military career. An inexperienced young private in His Majesty's service, Sharpe becomes part of an expedition to India to push the ruthless Tippoo of Mysore from his throne and drive out his French allies. To penetrate the Tippoo's city and make contact with a Scottish spy being held prisoner there, Sharpe has to pose as a deserter. Success will make him a sergeant, but failure will turn him over to the Tippoo's brutal executioners--or, worse--his man-eating tigers. Picking his way through an exotic and alien world. Sharpe realizes that one slip will mean disaster. And when the furious British assault on the city finally begins, Sharpe must take up arms against his true comrades to preserve his false identity, risking death at their hands in order to avoid detection and thus to foil the Tippoo's well-set trap.

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