The saga of C. S. Forester’s brilliant nautical hero comes to completion in the third and final set in The Folio Society’s Hornblower Saga. With meticulously researched illustrations by series artist Joe McLaren.
Sharpe’s Tiger Deluxe Edition
Richard Sharpe and the Siege of Seringapatam, 1799
Illustrated by Douglas Smith
Introduced by the author
Signed by Bernard Cornwell and limited to 250 copies, this deluxe Folio edition of Sharpe’s Tiger also features exquisite full-colour illustrations by Douglas Smith.
Bound in blocked cloth
Set in Janson with Gainsborough Serif as display
Frontispiece plus 5 full-page colour illustrations
2 maps redrawn by Kevin Freeborn
Separate limited label, signed by the author and tipped-in by hand
9˝ x 5¾˝
Into the tiger’s den
India, 1799. The great beast that is the British army makes its way steadily to the city of Seringapatam, hungry to throw down the Tippoo of Mysore and restore control to the Hindu Rajah. For Richard Sharpe, a private in the 33rd regiment, it’s a dangerous time – the odious and crafty Sergeant Hakeswill despises him and looks for any opportunity to see the upstart private flogged to death. But Sharpe soon has bigger problems ...
Following in the footsteps of Horatio Hornblower and Jack Aubrey before him, Richard Sharpe is one of the world’s best-loved historical fiction heroes. Cornwell’s meticulous research and powerful storytelling put the reader in the centre of a fascinating period of history, while Sharpe himself is an unforgettable character; an illiterate ex-thief at the beginning of Sharpe’s Tiger, he soon shows himself to be the best of soldiers – tough, capable and able to think on his feet. As Cornwell says in his new introduction to this edition: ‘He’s a rogue, but he’s our rogue’.
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