He is the principal protagonist of the novel and is present in most--but not all--of the scenes in the narrative.
He is an Englishman though his place of origin is not pinpointed. He is described as tallish, strong, and pot-bellied, though his skin, eyes, and even hair seem yellowish due to fever.
Sergeant Patrick Harper
He is Sharpe's long-time friend and fellow soldier, and the two men have fought together in many previous campaigns.
Sir Augustus Farthingdale
He is a foppish lord and thus outranks Sharpe. He fancies himself a leader of men and a military genius, basing his self-opinion largely upon a book about military strategy that he has written and published.
Lady Farthingdale, Josefina, or La Lacosta
She is a complex character with a difficult history. She is represented as a society woman of high birth and noble marriage.
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