The Fort (novel)

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The Fort
The Fort front book cover by Bernard Cornwell.jpg
Cover of the first UK edition
AuthorBernard Cornwell
CountryUnited Kingdom
GenreHistorical Novel
Publication date
30 September 2010
Media typePrint (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages480 pp (first edition, hardback)
ISBN978-0-00-733172-7 (first edition, hardback)

The Fort is a historical novel written by Bernard Cornwell which relates to the events of the Penobscot Expedition of 1779 during the American Revolutionary War.[1] It is centered on the efforts of the British to establish and hold the fort against superior numbers of American patriots, and it contrasts the actions of two men, John Moore, who later laid the foundations of the light infantry doctrine used by the 95th Rifles and others against the French in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, and Paul Revere, hero of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem. Cornwell portrays Revere as an insubordinate, unreliable, and selfish character.[citation needed]


  • The book was released on 30 September 2010 in the United Kingdom.[2]


  1. ^ "Bernard Cornwell - The Author's Official Site". Bernard Retrieved 2010-07-03.
  2. ^ "The Fort (Book) by Bernard Cornwell (2010)". Waterstones. Retrieved 2010-07-03.