The eighth of Fraser's books detailing the history and adventures of Harry Flashman, the bully of TOM BROWN'S SCHOOL DAYS who went on to become a soldier, an inadvertent hero, and an empire-builder. In this installment, Harry is dispatched to China to report on the Taiping Rebellion. Despite pausing numerous times to pursue "involvements" with several ladies and courtesans along the way, Harry manages once again to emerge a hero after the battle to reclaim Nanjing from the rebels.

Flashman & Dragon 1986, Alfred A. Knopf

ISBN-13: 9780394553573

American edition