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  Richard Sharpe (fictional character) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Sharpe is the central character in Bernard Cornwell's "Sharpe" novels and of the Sharpe series of TV movies in which he is played by Sean Bean.
Sharpe was involved in the Battle of Assaye, the siege of Seringapatam, and is credited in the series with the regicide of the Tipu Sultan.
Sharpe's Fortress: Richard Sharpe and the Siege of Gawilghur, December 1803
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 washingtonpost.com: State of Siege   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Thus was born, in 1981, rifleman Richard Sharpe, the wily and resourceful soldier whose adventures as a gutter-bred ranker in the army of King George III trail the future Duke of Wellington from India to Waterloo and beyond.
Sharpe's Prey is the 18th of Cornwell's Sharpe novels -- one of several fill-in episodes in the career of a protagonist Cornwell has already projected to Waterloo (in 1990's Sharpe's Waterloo).
Cornwell's Richard Sharpe is an intriguing protagonist, Dickensian in his semi-criminal wiles, a military realist and lower-class fatalist periodically led painfully astray by hope.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A33863-2002Mar28?language=printer   (720 words)

 Waterloo (#11) (Sharpe's Adventures)
Richard Sharpe is an ingenious literary invention: a fictional device for telling the story of the Duke of Wellington, a man who really did defeat Napoleon that many times.
Sharpe's primary function is to provide military advice to the youthful prince and try to keep himself from killing the idiotic monarch.
Also, Sharpe is a fictional character, so I think we can all agree that he couldn't have winged the Prince of Orange or repulsed the Imperial Guard.
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 Amazon.ca: Sharpe's Rifles: Books: Bernard Cornwell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Sharpe's Trafalgar: Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Trafalgar, October 21, 1805 by Bernard Cornwell
Sharpe, while second in command of a detachment of riflemen cut off from the main British force, is soon to face the most challenging point of his career.
Sharpe is the ultimate warrior in a gruesome campaign to rid the peninsula of the murderous and treacherous French.
www.amazon.ca /Sharpes-Rifles-Bernard-Cornwell/dp/0786108525   (1233 words)

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However, as Sharpe and Sgt. Major Harper (Daragh O' Malley) spearhead a recruiting drive, they discover corrupt officers have infiltrated the highest levels of command, and when they try to bring the disloyal officers to justice, they find their lives are in jeopardy.
Sharpe is wondering if he should stay on the battlefield or if he should be by Jane's side when he encounters a face from his past, his nemesis Ducos (Feodor Atkine).
Sharpe's Siege was the tenth Richard Sharpe adventure produced for British television; the Sharpe films later found a loyal audience in the United States after they aired on PBS.
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 The Tufted Shoot: September, 2002
Sharpe's Waterloo, Bernard Cornwell (1990), 371 pp (tpb).
This is Waterloo through the eyes of Richard Sharpe, recalled from his new companion Lucille's farm in Normandy and serving as a British officer on the staff of the feckless, militarily incompetent Prince of Orange.
Sharpe has slowly lost his ability to involve me as a character, and by this book, I was reading for the history and the sake of completion, as much as anything.
www.interfold.com /trent.goulding/books/bl_sep02.html   (3857 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Bernard Cornwell - Sharpe's Eagle: Richard Sharpe and the Talavera Campaign July ...
To Sharpe and Hogan it is a question as how much hindrance their escort will be to the mission, not how much assistance.
Sharpe enters the fray with his band of riflemen and quickly rallies the British forces.
Sharpe, like Cornwell's skill as a story teller grows with each subsequent tale, and it is here that the tale began.
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 Brown Sharpe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
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 sharpe spray gun   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Charles Richard Sharpe, English recipient of the Victoria Cross
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Richard Sharpe (fictional character), fictional central character in the novel and television series Sharpe by Bernard Cornwell
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 The Tufted Shoot: June, 2002
Sharpe's wife Teresa flitters onto the scene late in the novel, only so she can meet her accidental and tragic (to Sharpe, who is much broken up about it, consumed by guilt, and so on) demise.
Sharpe also receives his most serious wound; in fact, he's consigned to the local hospital's hellish cellar Death Room, where the hopeless cases are sent to die (this book brings home the gawdawful state of early 19th century medicine), while none of his company or his friends know where he is at first.
Sharpe knows the only way to keep his captaincy and his company is to do something spectacular, so for the rest of the book, he's fixated on capturing an "Eagle," the standard used by units in Napoleon's army.
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 Amazon.ca: Sharpe's Prey: Richard Sharpe and the Expedition to Denmark, 1807: Books: Bernard Cornwell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The year is 1807, and Richard Sharpe is back in England, where his career seems to have come to a dead end, despite his heroics in Britain's recent victory at Trafalgar.
Sharpe has not yet met Harper (there is a small section about harpers experiences though) and he is not enjoying his life as a commissioned officer in his majesty's army.
Though Sharpe is a fictional character the scenarios in which he is placed are not, so you get a feel for what soldiers and people alike lived through and experienced.
www.amazon.ca /Sharpes-Prey-Richard-Expedition-Denmark/dp/0060084537   (967 words)

 The Sharpetorium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
He is, of course, a fictional character whose adventures occur in the early days of the 19th century.
But Sharpe's abililty to cope suggests that the modern under-assistant director of human resources might be happier if a sword came with the job.
With its swordfights, cannon volleys, cavalry charges and eyeball-to-eyeball confrontations on the eternal theme of "whose is bigger?", Sharpe is splendid entertainment for adolescent boys of all ages.
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 Amazon.de: Sharpe's Devil. Richard Sharpe and the Emperor, 1820 - 1821.: English Books: Bernard Cornwell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Richard Sharpe and the Emperor, 1820 - 1821.
Sharpe and Harper are shipped out on a Spanish frigate, which is captured by rebels led by the eponymous devil, Scottish Lord Cochrane, formerly of the Royal Navy, still the legendary scourge of the Spanish fleet.
The Corsican monster is safely imprisoned in the South Atlantic; Sharpe's unloved wife is safely settled back in England; and Lieutenant-Colonel Sharpe himself has happily settled into the role of gentleman-farmer, tending to the fields of his aristocratic French mistress, watching his illegitimate children frolic.
www.amazon.de /Sharpes-Devil-Richard-Sharpe-Emperor/dp/0006472540   (1334 words)

They felt that Sharpe was one of the most exceptional fictional heroes to have been created in recent years - eminently comparable not only to contemporaries such as Hornblower and Ramage, but to modern heroes as well.
Richard Sharpe marches from strength to strength with the publication of each new novel and is hailed by many reviewers as the greatest thing to happen to military heroes since Hornblower.
-Sharpe's Fortress is a quest on many different levels – Sharpe is not only seeking a victory in a military context, he’s also seeking respect from his fellow officers and on another level entirely he’s constantly trying to keep his hands on the piles of jewels he has acquired.
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 Bay Books, Concord, Pleasanton, and San Ramon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Richard Sharpe stepped into Wellington's Army from the bottom rung of society's ladder, and just couldn't put a foot right after.
Sharpe alone would carry the series, but his comrades in arms are just as memorable: among them are Sergeant Harper, the "old poacher" Hagman, and to bedevil them all, the smug and clueless Colonel Christopher.
Sharpe's Regiment: Richard Sharpe and the Invasion of France, June to November 1813 (1986)
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 TVRage.Com :: TV Show Summary :: Sharpe :: Television Series Synopsis
Richard Sharpe is a fictional character who serves as a British Officer during the Napoleonic wars.
Sharpe’s Challenge premieres Saturday, September 2, 9:00 p.m.
Seven years after the final instalment, Sharpe's Waterloo, the production company released a statement confirming the rumours that Sharpe would be back: “Sean Bean and ourselves really felt that we had made the last Sharpe.
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 Dark Bilious Vapors
There is another interesting book I’m reading (and this is for Mike Hollihan — since we are the PBS aficionados and enjoy the Sharpe series) which is based upon a 20 book series written by Bernard Cornwell on the adventures of Richard Sharpe.
As just a quickie background, Sharpe is a fictional character who is a British soldier from 1799 — 1822, but the exploits, travels and battles are based on the real British excursions, battles and factual materials.
"Richard Sharpe is a fascinating hero; his escapades are bewildering in their variety and always bloody in their execution — but they are not impossible.
www.cleavelin.net /archives001/00001859.html   (406 words)

 Sharpe - The Movies
The attack on the Salamanca forts is replaced by an attack on the fictional Villafranca fort.
Sharpe is wounded in battle, rather than in fighting Leroux.
As Sharpe tries to control the unrest without resorting to violence, he begins to suspect that tensions are being aggravated by someone with an ulterior motive.
www.personal.usyd.edu.au /~slaw/SuesPage/sharpe2.htm   (1910 words)

 Richard Sharpe - Moviefone
The Sharpe Appreciation Society, the official fan club for the Sharpe novels by...
Richard Sharpe was born in Wapping around 1776 or 1777 (he was 32 during the early months of 1809) to a prostitute mother and an unknown father,...
Richard Sharpe - Filmography, Biography, News, Photos, Birth date, Relationships, Richard Sharpe Film Clips, and Fun Facts on Moviefone.
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 Sharpe [Archive] - Armchair General Forums
Sharpe is not only a private raised from the ranks, but the literal bastard son of a London whore; thus he is ever at odds with the 'gentlemen' who make up the offcer corps of Wellington's Peninsular Army.
Sharpe was literally a bastard, born to a prostitute in the worst slums of London.
Sharpe is really just a vehicle for Cornwell to relate the various battles in vivid, real-time narrative, but he does it so superbly that you are almost unaware that you are reading a history lesson.
www.armchairgeneral.com /forums/archive/index.php/t-12527.html   (6288 words)

 Sharpe's Tiger - Bernard Cornwell - Review - Sharpe gets whipped
The main character, Sharpe, is well drawn, but does come across as somewhat over ruthless at times, there are parts of his character that I like, but believe me, I wouldn't want to cross him.
The more minor characters, are slightly less well developed (which is hardly surprising), but there does seem to be just about enough background to each of them to make them believable.
That's enough about the characters, lets move onto what I thought about the plot and writing style… Well, I'm sorry to say this but although I thoroughly enjoyed the book, I found the actual writing style a little dryer than those books in the series which were written prior to this.
www.dooyoo.co.uk /printed-books/sharpes-tiger-bernard-cornwell/1012188   (1059 words)

 Amazon.com: Sharpe's Fortress: Richard Sharpe and the Siege of Gawilghur, December 1803: Books: Bernard Cornwell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Sharpe's Triumph: Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Assaye, September 1803 by Bernard Cornwell
Sharpe's Fortress is the 17th in Bernard Cornwell's series starring this colonial British soldier who has risen in the ranks despite blunders and misadventures, not to mention his own suspicions of the men around him.
Already a bestseller in the U.K., this 16th volume chronicling the heroic escapades of Richard Sharpe, a British soldier with Gen. Sir Arthur Wellesley (later the duke of Wellington), resumes the marathon historical narrative in India during the final battle of the Mahratta War of 1803.
www.amazon.com /Sharpes-Fortress-Richard-Gawilghur-December/dp/0061098639   (2331 words)

 Sean Bean photos, info and news - People
He is best known in the United States for his role as the fictional character Boromir in the "Lord of the Rings" movie series and, in the United Kingdom, as Richard Sharpe in the television series "Sharpe".
In a scene midway through Sharpe's Honour (1994) (TV), Sharpe and Marquesa Dorada are galloping down a hill on horseback when they suddenly tumble off the horse and land in the middle of a shallow stream.
Was not the first choice for the role of Richard Sharpe in the Sharpe series; he stepped in when an accident prevented actor Paul McGann from taking the part.
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 cornwell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
HarperCollins were the publishers who received the first completed Sharpe novel and they were so impressed that they quickly signed up Cornwell for a ten-book contract - an almost unprecedented event in the history of publishing.
This is high praise indeed for he is the first fictional character ever adopted on their membership.
Sharpe’s Fortress finally sees Sharpe becoming an officer, which is what he has always wanted, and yet in some ways he is disappointed by the results?
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 richard sharp information -- richard sharp   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
This was the mantra repeated by Circuit City chairman and ceo Richard Sharp during an address at an automotive retailing conference held here recently.
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Richard Sharp (Jul. 1, 2004) Overview: New Uses for Camera Phones In cities around the world, purchasing a soda out of a vending machine can be as easy as dialing your cell phone.
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 IS 590: A Few Thoughts on Historical Fiction
Historical fiction with strong romance element and using the conventions of the romance novel.
If the character from today or the future goes to a historically accurate earlier period, it could be historical fiction depending on whether the emphasis is on the past or getting there and back.
Historical fiction may inspire the reader to "do the impossible." After reading how historical characters have overcome great obstacles to win important victories, the reader may decide that she too can overcome obstacles and become an important person.
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 Secret Wars: The Companions
Untangling the history of this strange character has taken some doing, especially because, like one of James Anthony's other companions, the events of the "Scorpion" were fictionalized not once but three times, and in very different ways.
Although his biographer has faithfully recounted Sharpe's many adventures in the service of the British crown, one fact that was not brought up was the byproduct of Sharpe's love for and relationship with Jane Gibbons, the niece to Sir Henry Simmerson.
Sharpe left the country to resume service with the British Army, leaving Gibbons and her family with an awful dilemma.
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