CORNWELL, Bernard SHARPE series
Title: Sharpe's Triumph : Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Assaye, September 1803.First Edition in dustjacket, Signed.
Publisher:  HarperCollins, London, 1998, ISBN:0002256304
Seller ID: 75086
CORNWELL, Bernard. Sharpe's Triumph : Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Assaye, September 1803. (London) : HarperCollins Publishers, (1998). First UK Edition. Pp. (2),-298,(4). Illustrated with a two-page map. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Bernard Cornwell, OBE (b. February 23, 1944, London). "India, 1803. It is four years since Richard Sharpe earned his sergeant's stripes at the siege of Seringapatam, and four years in which Sharpe seems to have discovered the easiest billet in the British army. But that comfort is rudely shattered when he witnesses a murderous act of treachery by an English officer who has defected from the East India Company to join the mercenary army of the Mahratta Confederation commanded by the flamboyant Hanoverian, Anthony Pohlmann. Sharpre is ordered to join the hunt forthe renegade Englishman, a hunt that will take him deep into the enemy's t erritory where he will face temptations more subtle than he has ever dreamed of. And behind him, relentlessly stalking him, comes his worst enemy, thebaleful, twitching Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill who is determined to break S harpe once and for all. The paths of treachery all lead to the small village of Assaye where Sir Arthur Wellesley, with a tiny British army, faces theMahratta horde. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wellesley decides to fight, and Sergeant Richard Sharpe is plunged into the white heat of battle that will make Wellesley's reputation. It will make Sharpe's name too, but only if h e can survive the carnage and killing frenzy, for it is at Assaye that he at last realizes his ambition and has a chance to seize it." - from the dj. Very good in clean, crisp, unclipped dustjacket. Signed without inscriptionby Cornwell on the title page. 65.00