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Cornwell, Bernard

Works: 269 works in 2,287 publications in 10 languages and 87,056 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Military history  War stories  Historical fiction  Sea stories  Naval history  Arthurian romances  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Creator, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR6053.O75, 823.914
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Publications about Bernard Cornwell
Publications by Bernard Cornwell
Most widely held works by Bernard Cornwell
Sharpe's siege : Richard Sharpe and the Winter Campaign, 1814 by Bernard Cornwell( Book )
64 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 4,158 libraries worldwide
In 1814, the Napoleonic Wars rage on as Britain invades France. Gearing up for a long and bitter winter campaign, Major Richard Sharpe and his company are unwittingly used as diversionary pawns. Faced with taking a French fortress while simultaneously dealing with American mercenaries, Sharpe butts heads with the bungling Captain Horace Bampfylde
The last kingdom : a novel by Bernard Cornwell( Book )
50 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,534 libraries worldwide
Captured and raised by Danes in the ninth century, dispossessed nobleman Uhtred witnesses the unexpected defeat of his adoptive Viking clan by Alfred of Wessex and longs to recover his father's land
The pale horseman by Bernard Cornwell( Book )
41 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 3,312 libraries worldwide
Uhtred is a Saxon, cheated of his inheritance and adrift in a world of fire, sword, and treachery. He has to make a choice: whether to fight for the Vikings, who raised him, or for King Alfred the Great of Wessex, who dislikes him. In the late ninth century, Wessex is the last English kingdom. The rest have fallen to the Danish Vikings, a story told in The Last Kingdom, the New York Times bestselling novel in which Uhtred's tale began. Now the Vikings want to finish England. They assemble the Great Army, whose one ambition is to conquer Wessex. A dispossessed young nobleman, married to a woman who hails from Wessex, Uhtred has little love for either, though for King Alfred he has none at all. Yet fate, as Uhtred learns, has its own imperatives, and when the Vikings attack out of a wintry darkness to shatter the last English kingdom, Uhtred finds himself at Alfred's side
Sword song : the battle for London by Bernard Cornwell( Book )
48 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,191 libraries worldwide
Uhtred has been made Governor of London while Alfred, building fortified towns to hold Wesssex, pushes into Mercia
The winter king : a novel of Arthur by Bernard Cornwell( Book )
43 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 2,970 libraries worldwide
A novel on King Arthur, the legendary 6th Century hero, as he battles the Anglo-Saxons in defense of the Celts. Off the battlefield his sidekick, the magician Merlin, does his best to save Druid gods from invading Christianity
Sharpe's escape : Richard Sharpe and the Bussaco Campaign, 1810 by Bernard Cornwell( Book )
37 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 2,701 libraries worldwide
At the height of the 1810 battle of Bussaco, Captain Richard Sharpe finds himself separated from his company and lured into a trap from which he must escape in order to rejoin the conflict and stop French invaders at Lisbon
Excalibur : a novel of Arthur by Bernard Cornwell( Book )
58 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,674 libraries worldwide
The embattled King Arthur faces rebellion by anti-Christian pagans as he fights the invading Saxons. The rebels demand a return to the worship of Druid gods, claiming only they can save Britain. Final volume in a trilogy
Agincourt by Bernard Cornwell( Book )
40 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,669 libraries worldwide
A fugitive English forester and mercenary defender saves young novitiate Melisande and, defending himself from a vengeance-seeking rapist priest and Melisande's father, finds himself slogging his way to Agincourt as an archer in King Henry V's army
Sharpe's Trafalgar : Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Trafalgar, October 21, 1805 by Bernard Cornwell( Book )
47 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,650 libraries worldwide
Sharpe's voyage home from India is interrupted by the French warship Revenant. Soon, Sharpe finds himself caught up in the one of the greatest naval battles in British history
Enemy of God : a novel of Arthur by Bernard Cornwell( Book )
43 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,632 libraries worldwide
A Saxon slave boy who rose to become one of King Arthur's lieutenants describes the campaign against the Saxons and the Christians. Arthur wants to unify Britain, but the Christians refuse his rule, considering him a pagan enemy of God
Sharpe's fury : Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Barrosa, March 1811 by Bernard Cornwell( Book )
38 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 2,563 libraries worldwide
In the winter of 1811 the war seemed lost. All Spain has fallen to the French, except for Cadiz which is now the Spanish capital and is under siege. Wellington and his British army are in Portugal, waiting for spring to spark the war to life again. Richard Sharpe and his company are part of a small expeditionary force sent to break a bridge across the River Guadiana. What begins as a brilliant piece of soldiering turns into disaster, thanks to the brutal savagery of the French Colonel Vandal who is leading his battalion to join the siege of Cadiz. Sharpe extricates a handful of men from the debacle and is driven south into the threatened city. There, in Cadiz, he discovers more than one enemy. Many Spaniards doubt Britain's motives and believe their future would be brighter if they made peace with the French, and one of them. A baleful priest, secures a powerful weapon to break the British alliance. He will use a beautiful whore and the letters she received from a wealthy man
Copperhead by Bernard Cornwell( Book )
32 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,481 libraries worldwide
Nate Starbuck, a young Bostonian and a lieutenant in the Confederate Army, is accused of being a Yankee spy. To prove his innocence means getting behind enemy lines
Gallows thief by Bernard Cornwell( Book )
39 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 2,450 libraries worldwide
A spellbinding historical drama about an ex-soldier in 1820s London who must help rescue an innocent man from Death Row, by bestselling author Bernard Cornwell It is the end of the Napoleonic Wars and England has just fought its last victorious battle against the French. As Rider Sandman and the other heroes of Waterloo begin to make their way back to England, they find a country where corruption, poverty, and social unrest run rampant, and where "justice" is most often delivered at the end of a hangman's noose. Nowhere in London are the streets as busy as in front of Newgate Prison, its largest penitentiary, where mobs gather regularly to watch the terrible spectacle of the doomed men and women on the gallows' stands. Rider Sandman -- whose reputation on the battlefields of France is exceeded only by his renown on the cricket fields of England -- returns home from war to discover his personal affairs in a shambles. Creditors have taken over his estate, leaving him penniless -- and forcing him to release the woman he loves from her obligations to marry him. Desperate to right his situation, he accepts the offer of a job investigating the claims of innocence by a painter due to hang for murder in a few days' time. The Home Secretary makes it clear that this is pro-forma, and that he expects Sandman to rubber-stamp the verdict. But Sandman's investigation reveals that something is amiss -- that there is merit to the young artist's claims. He further discovers that, though the Queen herself has ordered a reinvestigation of the circumstances, someone else does not want the truth revealed. In a race against the clock, Sandman moves from the hellish bowels of Newgate prison to the perfumed drawing rooms of the aristocracy, determined to rescue the innocent man from the rope. As he begins to peel back the layers of an utterly corrupt penal system, he finds himself pitted against some of the wealthiest and most ruthless men in Regency England. Gallows Thief combines the rich historical texture of Edward Rutherford and the taut suspense of Caleb Carr to create an eviscerating portrait of capital punishment in nineteenth-century London
1356 : a novel by Bernard Cornwell( Book )
32 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,361 libraries worldwide
The rascally Thomas of Hookton, aka Le Batard, and his band of not-so-merry mercenaries are bidden by the Earl of Northhampton to unearth the lost sword of Saint Peter in this recreation of the Battle of the Poitiers in 1356 wherein a severely outnumbered English army defeats the French and captures the Poiters and French King John II
Sharpe's prey : Richard Sharpe and the Expedition to Copenhagen, 1807 by Bernard Cornwell( Book )
39 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 2,354 libraries worldwide
Set in 1807, Richard Sharpe is "trying to protect the prized Danish fleet from Napoleon Bonaparte's ambitions."--Jacket
Sharpe's battle : Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Fuentes de Oñoro, May 1811 by Bernard Cornwell( Book )
34 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 2,347 libraries worldwide
The adventures during the Napoleonic Wars of Captain Richard Sharpe, a British officer who rose from the ranks. While in Spain he orders the execution of two French soldiers for rape, earning thereby the enmity of a nasty French general. By the author of Sharpe's Devil
Sharpe's eagle : Richard Sharpe and the Talavera campaign July 1809 by Bernard Cornwell( Book )
48 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and French and held by 2,319 libraries worldwide
Temporary Captain Richard Sharpe must redeem the disgrace of his regiment in having lost its colors in combat by capturing one of the gold eagles given by Napoleon to each of his regiments
Sharpe's triumph : Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Assaye, September 1803 by Bernard Cornwell( Book )
46 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 2,271 libraries worldwide
The continuing adventures of Richard Sharpe, a 19th century soldier, as he fights to enlarge the British empire. He helps the Duke of Wellington put down the Indian Mahratta rebellion, an operation culminating in the 1803 Battle of Assaye which is described in vivid detail
Sharpe's fortress : Richard Sharpe and the Siege of Gawilghur, December 1803 by Bernard Cornwell( Book )
32 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 2,253 libraries worldwide
Richard Sharpe, newly promoted for his skill in assisting Sir Arthur Wellesley in the battle against the Mahratta, risks his honor, reputation, and fortune in his quest to thwart a treasonous scheme devised by his oldest nemesis Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill
Sharpe's company : Richard Sharpe and the siege of Badajoz, January to April 1812 by Bernard Cornwell( Book )
41 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,205 libraries worldwide
Richard Sharpe is twice a hero in Wellington's campaign against Napoleon, and is looking forward to promotion and eager to be in the leading edge of battle
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Kells, Susannah

Cornwell, Barnard
Cornwell, Bernard
Cornwell, Bernard 1944-
Cornwell, Bernhard 1944-
Kells, Susannah.
Kells, Susannah 1944-
Kōnweru, Bānādo
Wiggins, Bernard.
Wiggins, Bernard 1944-
Корнуэлл, Бернард
קורנוול, ברנרד
コーンウェル, バーナード
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