Sharpe's Trafalgar. Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805. Bernard CORNWELL, born 1944.

Sharpe's Trafalgar. Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805.

London: HarperCollinsPublishers, 2000. [Historical Fiction] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (24 x 16cm), pp.[viii]; 277; [3], blank. With battle plan, illustrated endpapers. Publisher's hardcover in dust-wrapper. Lightly toned to edges, some slight handling. Near fine. Ensign Richard Sharpe is returning by sea from the British campaign in India (as covered in Tiger, Triumph and Fortress). It is late 1805, and his voyage could take him via Cape Trafalgar, so why not make an adventure of it? The greatest difficulty in writing this book, says Bernard Cornwell, was engineering the plot so that Sharpe was aboard a fighting ship of the Royal Navy (traditionally he would have sailed home in an East Indiaman, a merchant ship), but once that was solved Sharpe could give a capable hand in this, the greatest of all sea battles fought under sail. In chronological order it is the fourth book in the epic Sharpe saga. Item #60783

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