CORNWELL, Bernard SHARPE series
Title: Sharpe's Waterloo : Richard Sharpe and the Waterloo Campaign, 15 June to 18June 1815. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed.
Publisher:  Collins, London, 1990, ISBN:0002236435
Seller ID: 75074
CORNWELL, Bernard. Sharpe's Waterloo : Richard Sharpe and the Waterloo Campaign, 15 June to 18 June 1815. London : Collins, 1990. First UK Printing. Pp. (4),-378,(2). Illustrated with maps. 8vo, brick red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Bernard Cornwell, OBE (b. February 23, 1944, London). "Lured back to the army froma rural idyll, Sharpe finds himself on the personal staff of the Young Frog, Frederick, Prince of Orange, who, at a tender age and with no experience whatsoever, has been given command of a large proportion of the Allied Forces. [...] The British counter Napoleon's cavalry at Quatre Bras and suffer heavy losses -- but this is just a prelude to what is to come. The battle of Waterloo, when it copmmences, is the most hard-fought and bloody of Sharpe's long career, for Wellington has few reserves of men or guns with which to hold back the massive French attack until the long-awaited Prussian army arrives. Victory, a seeming impossibility, restson the determination of the British infantry in the face of vastly superio r fire power and repeated French cavalry charges. Once more, Sharpe is in the thick of things, fighting alongside his old friends and taking command of events with his usual verve and skill to play a decisive role in this most famous of all British battles." - from the dj. Very minor ridging to spine, else very good in clean, crisp, unclipped dustjacket. Signed without inscription by Cornwell on the title page. 400.00