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 (Macmillan) – Paperback (1970)
George MacDonald Fraser
Paperback, Macmillan 1970
New edition. New edition.
ISBN: 0330024841 ISBN-13: 9780330024846
A reissue of the first instalment of the Flashman Papers, based on the fictional diaries of Harry Flashman, the bully who appeared in TOM BROWN'S SCHOOL DAYS.A reissue of the first instalment of the Flashman Papers, based on the fictional diaries of Harry Flashman, the bully who appeared in TOM BROWN'S SCHOOL DAYS.Hide
Description:Good. Text is clean (no marks), pages are yellowed, binding is...Good. Text is clean (no marks), pages are yellowed, binding is tight, covers are in excellent condition, different cover image. 100% Money Back Guarantee! Ships within 1 business day, includes tracking. Carefully packed. Serving satisfied customers since 1987.
Description:Painted Cover Art! Good to Very Good. Mass Market Paperback....Painted Cover Art! Good to Very Good. Mass Market Paperback. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" Tall. 281 pages; >>> Victorian Soldier, Lover, Adventurer, he fought & wrenched his way to Glory (and Lechery, & Skullduggery & Conduct, unbecoming a Gentleman); plus 4 pgs = notes & glossary.
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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