Settembre 1810. Determinato a conquistare il Portogallo, Napoleone manda il proprio esercito oltre la frontiera spagnola. L’ultima cosa che i francesi si aspettano di trovare è un territorio depredato e spoglio: l’esercito britannico, infatti, alleato dei portoghesi, oppone un’ostinata resistenza, mirando a fare terra bruciata per affamare il nemico e, dopo averlo trascinato a ridosso di Lisbona, infliggergli la sconfitta definitiva presso l’inespugnabile linea di difesa di Torres Vedras, ideata dal generale Wellington. Per Richard Sharpe, valoroso capitano della compagnia South Essex, la situazione è più che mai difficile: non solo deve tener testa ai soldati francesi, ma anche guardarsi dalle trame del proprio colonnello, intenzionato a favorire la carriera militare di un ufficiale incompetente, che vanta importanti legami familiari. Il capitano è così obbligato a cedere a quest’ultimo il comando della compagnia in vista dell’imminente battaglia... Ma anche fuori dall’esercito le cose non vanno meglio: Sharpe deve vedersela con due fratelli portoghesi corrotti, che hanno intessuto una subdola trama per arricchirsi... A Sharpe, prigioniero dei due traditori, non resta che tentare una fuga rocambolesca per raggiungere il teatro della battaglia...
- ISBN: 8830434310
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 441
#10 in the Sharpe series. Sharpe’s Escape concerns the battle for Bussaco in Portugal during the Peninsular Wars in 1810. Bernard Cornwell never fails to entertain. This is yet another engrossing history lesson. Captain Richard Sharpe along with his brother in arms, Sgt Patrick Hogan are, once again, Leggi tutto
Keeping track of the various Sharpe books is not an easy task, as they tend to be repetitive in plot structure, usually having super-soldier Richard Sharpe caught up in a silent conflict with an officer on his own side and in an open conflict with a bully among the civilians. More often than not, th Leggi tutto
It's still 1810 and we're still in Iberia slugging it out with the French in the Peninsular War. This is probably the fourth or fifth Sharpe book in the aforementioned setting and while things are wearing a bit thin, this was still fun. Honestly, the worst thing I'm ever gonna probably say about a S Leggi tutto
Review on English, followed by the Bulgarian one. Ревюто на английски е първо, следва това на български. Sharpe is in trouble again. In addition to embroiling in enmity with the huge and ruthless Portuguese bandit Ferragus, he also has problems in his regiment. His captaincy has not yet been officially Leggi tutto
A decent addition to the Sharpe series. Colorful villains, decent supporting characters and good action. Where it doesn't quite come up to scratch compared with better Sharpes is that you don't feel the significance of the historical battles as you do in many of the other books. Also, these battles
ten books chronologically in and I have found my new favorite Sharpe book. Bernard Cornwell has evolved/developed into the best author of the action historical Fiction genre in my opinion, I will say it, one of the best of his generation! definitely one of the most successful financially and popular Leggi tutto
Another ripping yarn where our hero, Sharpe, has to rise above the prejudice around him, put down a nasty villain, out-smart the French and win the attractive young lady as usual. What makes the series just a little bit better than just being formulaic is the historical setting - this time the battl Leggi tutto
Bernard Cornwell is still my favourite writer as far as fighting is concerned - I believe him to be the only one who has made me want to read long fights and battles. That said, and being this the second Sharpe book I've read... Sharpe seemed to be the only competent fighter, while the rest ranged f Leggi tutto
In Portugal in 1810, Sharpe is cut off from his South Essex regiment (which is, naturally, to be given to a higher class commander, who is, naturally, the colonel’s brother in law, not very good at battle and also a drunkard) and finds himself with Sergeant Harper and Vincente, an old Portuguese all Leggi tutto
I've enjoyed every Sharpe adventure I've read so far. This was one of the more interesting one, Sharpe once again in action in Portugal. The history very interesting, dealing with Wellington's building of a fortress-like wall along the coast to keep the French from Lisbon and also destroying crops,
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