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Cornwell, Bernard. SHARPE'S FORTRESS - Harper Collins 1999

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Sharpe's Fortress by Bernard Cornwell. 1999 - Harper Collins. For sale is a first edition, first printing. very good used hardback book in a very good dust jacket.

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For sale is a very good hardback copy of the novel, Sharpe's Fortress by Bernard Cornwell, published in 1999 by Harper Collins.

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Title Sharpe's Fortress
Author Bernard Cornwell
Publisher Harper Collins
Edition first edition, first printing
Copyright Year 1999
ISBN 0002256312
Cover Price 16.99
No. Pages 302
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.61

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by a full numberline on the copyright page.

The book has red boards and gold lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are very slightly yellowing but with no other marks, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight and square.

The very good dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £16.99. It has a little creasing to the edges.

Overall a very good copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's stamps.

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Bernard Cornwell

Born in Essex in 1944 Bernard Cornwell was adopted at the age of six weeks by two members of a strict fundamentalist sect called the Peculiar People. He grew up in a household that forbade alcohol, cigarettes, dances, television, conventional medicine and toy guns. Not surprisingly, he developed a fascination for military adventure.

In 1979, his life changed when he fell in love with an American. "Judy couldn't live here, so I gave up my job and moved to the US. I couldn't get a green card, and for 18 months the only thing I could do was write novels." The result was his first book about 19th century hero, Richard Sharpe, SHARPE'S EAGLE.

Today with many Sharpe adventures behind him and worldwide sales of over 2 million, plus a series about the American Civil War, the Starbuck novels, and an enormously successful trilogy about King Arthur, The Warlord Chronicles. Bernard Cornwell owns houses in Cape Cod and Florida and two boats. Every year he takes two months off from his writing and spends most of his time on his 24 foot Cornish crabber, Royalist.

Synopsis of this title

Sharpe's first story as an officer takes him to the daunting fort of Gawilghur. This is also the last of his Indian adventures. Sir Arthur Wellesley (the future Duke of Wellington) was never at his shining best when he had to lay siege to great fortresses, and few are greater than Gawilghur up on its vast cliff over the Deccan Plain. In the end the fortress fell to the extraordinary gallantry of some Scottish soldiers and I fear Sharpe muscles in on their achievement.

Reviews of this title


The Economist
"The direct heir to Patrick O'Brian."

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"A stirring saga...resplendent with color and action. Cornwell...again proves his mettle."


THe Wall Street Journal
"Page-turners [that] fan clubs all over the world are devoted to."

"Fast-paced [and] electrifying....Another rousing installment in the Richard Sharpe saga."

Boston Globe
"Excellently entertaining. If you love historical drama ... then look no further."

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