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The Sharpe Books in Chronological Order

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Bernard Cornwell's books about the adventures of British soldier Richard Sharpe during the Napoleonic Wars have been enjoyed by millions, mixing – as they do – a combination of action, combat and historical research. However, readers can have difficulty putting the many volumes into chronological order, especially as the author has written many prequels and sequels. The following is the correct 'historical' order, although they all stand alone.

Sharpe in Chronological Order

  • Sharpe's Tiger: Richard Sharpe and the Siege of Seringapatam, 1799

  • Sharpe's Triumph: Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Assaye, September 1803

  • Sharpe's Fortress: Richard Sharpe and the Siege of Gawilghur, December 1803

  • Sharpe's Trafalgar: Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Trafalgar, October 1805

  • Sharpe's Prey: Richard Sharpe and the Expedition to Copenhagen 1807

  • Sharpe's Rifles: Richard Sharpe and the French Invasion of Galicia, January 1809

  • Sharpe's Havoc: Richard Sharpe and the Campaign in Northern Portugal, Spring 1809

  • Sharpe's Eagle: Richard Sharpe and the Talavera Campaign July 1809

  • Sharpe's Gold: Richard Sharpe and the Destruction of Almeida

  • Sharpe's Escape: Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Busaco, 1810

  • Sharpe's Fury: Richard Sharpe & the Battle of Barrosa

  • Sharpe's Battle: Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Fuentes de Oñoro, May 1811

  • Sharpe's Company: The Siege of Badajoz

  • Sharpe's Sword: Richard Sharpe and the Salamanca Campaign June and July, 1812

  • Sharpe's Skirmish (short story): Richard Sharpe and the defence of the Tormes, August 1812

  • Sharpe's Enemy: Richard Sharpe and the Defense of Portugal, Christmas 1812

  • Sharpe's Honour: Richard Sharpe and the Vitoria Campaign, February to June 1813

  • Sharpe's Regiment: Richard Sharpe and the Invasion of France, June to November 1813

  • Sharpe's Christmas (short story)

  • Sharpe's Siege: Richard Sharpe and the Winter Campaign, 1814

  • Sharpe's Revenge: Richard Sharpe and the Peace of 1814

  • Sharpe's Waterloo: Richard Sharpe and the Waterloo Campaign 15 June to 18 June 1815

  • Sharpe's Ransom (short story, appears in Sharpe's Christmas)

  • Sharpe's Devil: Richard Sharpe and the Emperor, 1820-21

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