Bombay, 1805: il sottotenente Richard Sharpe, forte della reputazione di valoroso combattente conquistata in India, sta per tornare in Inghilterra allo scopo di entrare nel reggimento delle Giubbe Verdi. Lo attende un lungo viaggio per mare sulla Calliope, a bordo della quale Sharpe ritrova la bellissima e in apparenza irraggiungibile Lady Grace Hale. Ma la navigazione non è tranquilla e la nave stessa è minacciata da un grave atto di tradimento. Gli eventi precipitano, e mentre un aiuto insperato giunge da un vecchio amico di Sharpe, un capitano della Royal Navy al comando di un potente vascello da guerra. Sharpe si trova in breve coinvolto nella battaglia navale più violenta della storia europea: l'epico scontro, al largo di capo Trafalgar, tra la flotta franco-spagnola e quella inglese al comando dell'ammiraglio Nelson.
- ISBN: 8850210221
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 440
Like a fish out of water, British soldier Richard Sharpe takes to the sea! Seems as if Bernard Cornwell was itching to tackle this most epic of all British naval battles and to do so he manufactured his hero Sharpe into the action. I can't blame him, it's one of the biggest events of the Napoleonic W Leggi tutto
For many, such as myself, who appreciate the novels of Bernard Cornwell, that appreciation began with his novels of Britain during its wars with France that became The Napoleonic Wars. It was Cornwell’s intention to convey British history from the “ground floor” rather than “the eagle’s nest.” To th Leggi tutto
Number 4 in the Sharpe series. As the title implies, this historical fiction is about The Battle of Trafalgar. As luck would have it, Richard Sharpe is on board ship sailing for England, where he has been assigned to the 95th rifles. It's along way from Bombay to London and a lot could and will happen Leggi tutto
When I first saw this book, the first thing that came into my mind was the old movie, "The Wackiest Ship in the Army." Sharpe, a soldier, is on a ship in the Indian Ocean. Also on the ship is a Lady, and an old opponent. Pirates come in the picture, and of course, the old opponent helps them take ove Leggi tutto
The actual battle is just the last bit of the book, which is fine. Sharpe has to take a ship back to England & Cromwell paints a logical picture of why Sharpe, an army soldier, would wind up in this battle. He admits he had no real business there, but it works well & gave me a visceral picture of li Leggi tutto
В края на предната книга от серията, Шарп е герой от превземането на последната крепост във втората война със съюза Махарата в Индия. И аз, като обикновен лаик във военното дело, редник прослужил само година и половина в БА, си мислех, че го очаква светло бъдеще или поне повишение в чин, в комплект с Leggi tutto
I think Aqua-Sharpe! would have been a cooler title, but this was still good fun. This is an obvious departure for the series, and one I was kinda skeptical about but Cornwell just knows how to spin a well-paced story. I really have little to no interest in naval stuff but I kept turning the pages s Leggi tutto
I had a cracking time reading Sharpe's Trafalgar. Not quite as polished as the works of Patrick O'Brian, Bernard Cornwell's naval Sharpe adventure still managed to be exciting, suspenseful and fun. And if you are to read the Sharpe books in chronological order, Sharpe's Trafalgar marks the moment wh Leggi tutto
OK, I'll admit, I've been putting off reading this one just because the very idea of it seemed ludicrous and forced to me. As has been very firmly established, our man Richard Sharpe is a daring, lucky and resourceful infantry officer. Infantry. The guy can barely ride a horse, but he's the devil in Leggi tutto
As I recently read Pérez Reverte’s Cabo Trafalgar —then, to check on the historicity of Reverte’s presentation of the battle from the Spanish point of view, delved into The Trafalgar Companion: The Complete Guide to History's Most Famous Sea Battle and the Life of Admiral Lord Nelson —this is the first Leggi tutto
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