Sharpe's Escape (The Sharpe Series #10) - Bernard Cornwell

From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, the tenth installment in the world-renowned   Sharpe series, chronicling the rise of Richard Sharpe, a Private in His Majesty’s Army at the siege of Seringapatam.

Sharpe’s job as Captain of the Light Company is under threat and he has made a new enemy, a Portuguese criminal known as Ferragus. Discarded by his regiment, Sharpe wages a private war against Ferragus – a war fought through the burning, pillaged streets of Coimbra, Portugal’s ancient university city.

Sharpe’s Escape begins on the great, gaunt ridge of Bussaco where a joint British and Portuguese army meets the overwhelming strength of Marshall Massena’s crack troops. It finishes at Torres Vedras where the French hopes of occupying Portugal quickly die.

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Release date: 2004
Genres: history
Tags: military
Updated: September 02, 2021

The Sharpe Series :: Series

Also known as Richard Sharpe and Sharpe.

The Sharpe Series charts Richard Sharpe's progress in the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars. He begins in Sharpe's Tiger as a Private in the 33rd Regiment of foot, who becomes a Sergeant by the end of the book, and an Ensign in the 74th Regiment who is transferred to the newly formed 95th Rifles as a Second-Lieutenant during Sharpe's Trafalgar. He is gradually promoted through the ranks, finally becoming a Lieutenant Colonel in Sharpe's Waterloo.

The books are listed here in chronological order.

Sharpe's Christmas
Sharpe's Tiger (The Sharpe Series #1)
Sharpe's Triumph (The Sharpe Series #2)
Sharpe's Fortress (The Sharpe Series #3)
Sharpe's Trafalgar (The Sharpe Series #4)
Sharpe's Prey (The Sharpe Series #5)
Sharpe's Rifles (The Sharpe Series #6)
Sharpe's Havoc (The Sharpe Series #7)
Sharpe's Eagle (The Sharpe Series #8)
Sharpe's Gold (The Sharpe Series #9)
Sharpe's Escape (The Sharpe Series #10)
Sharpe's Fury (The Sharpe Series #11)
Sharpe's Battle (The Sharpe Series #12)
Sharpe's Company (The Sharpe Series #13)7.00
Sharpe's Sword (The Sharpe Series #14)
Sharpe's Enemy (The Sharpe Series #15)
Sharpe's Honor (The Sharpe Series #16)
Sharpe's Regiment (The Sharpe Series #17)
Sharpe's Siege (The Sharpe Series #18)
Sharpe's Revenge (The Sharpe Series #19)
Sharpe's Waterloo (The Sharpe Series #20)
Sharpe's Devil (The Sharpe Series #21)
Sharpe’s Assassin (The Sharpe Series #22)7.50