For George MacDonald Fraser the bully Flashman was easily the most interesting character in Tom Brown's Schooldays, and imaginative speculation as to ...Show synopsisFor George MacDonald Fraser the bully Flashman was easily the most interesting character in Tom Brown's Schooldays, and imaginative speculation as to what might have happened to him after his expulsion from Rugby School for drunkenness ended in 12 volumes of memoirs in which Sir Harry Paget Flashman - self-confessed scoundrel, liar, cheat, thief, coward -'and, oh yes, a toady' - romps his way through decades of nineteenth-century history in a swashbuckling and often hilarious series of military and amorous adventures. In "Flashman" the youthful hero, armed with a commission in the 11th Dragoons, is shipped to India, woos and wins the beautiful Elspeth, and reluctantly takes part in the first Anglo-Afghan War, honing a remarkable talent for self-preservation. "Flash for Freedom!" finds him crewing on an African slave ship, hiding in a New Orleans whorehouse and fortuitously running into rising young American politician Abraham Lincoln...Hide synopsis
Flashman (HarperCollins Publishers Ltd) – Hardcover (1982)
George MacDonald Fraser
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Hardcover, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 1982
New edition. New edition.
ISBN: 0002222884 ISBN-13: 9780002222884
Flashman's adventures as a reluctant secret agent in Afghanistan and his entry into the exclusive company of Lord Cardigan's Hussars, culminates in his finest hour - his part in the historic disadter of the Retreat from Kabul.Flashman's adventures as a reluctant secret agent in Afghanistan and his entry into the exclusive company of Lord Cardigan's Hussars, culminates in his finest hour - his part in the historic disadter of the Retreat from Kabul.Hide
Description:Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All...Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. 256 p. 1map.
Description:Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs...Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.
Description:Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition...Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. 256 p. 1map.
Description:Good. 0002222884 Up for sale is a used book in good condition....Good. 0002222884 Up for sale is a used book in good condition. This book has been previously owned and is blemished. The cover has some rubbing with corner and binding wear. The interior has page markings (highlighting/writing) and the previous owner's name. There is an inventory sticker on the back and a used sticker on the spine. The textblock has a marking.
Description:Good. Ex-Library Book. Has usual library markings and stamps...Good. Ex-Library Book. Has usual library markings and stamps inside. All orders are dispatched within 1 working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we are dedicated to recycling unwanted books on behalf of a number of UK charities who benefit from added revenue through the sale of their books plus huge savings in waste disposal. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied.
Description:Near Fine in NEAR FINE jacket. This is a reprint in clipped...Near Fine in NEAR FINE jacket. This is a reprint in clipped dustjacket. Previous owners personal inscription/message to the dedication page opposite the publication page. Apart from slight tanning of the pages overall a near fine copy!
If you are looking for a great read with a bit of historical adventure you've found it. Be prepared for some very sexist humor and attitude but overall a VERY entertaining book. Despite all of his flaws, and there are many, Flashman is a memorable character whom you can't help but like. His brutal honesty and ability to extracate himself from some very sticky situations make for a great story full of action and laughter as well as some historical accuracy.
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