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The Flashman (The Flashman Papers #1)

The Flashman (The Flashman Papers #1)

Author: George MacDonald Fraser
Series: The Flashman papers
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Description

Harry Flashman: the unrepentant bully of Tom Brown's schooldays, now with a Victoria Cross, has three main talents -- horsemanship, facility with foreign languages and fornication. A reluctant military hero, Flashman plays a key part in most of the defining military campaigns of the 19th century, despite trying his utmost to escape them all. Expelled from Rugby for drunkenness, and none too welcome at home after seducing his father's mistress, the young Flashman embarks on a military career with Lord Cardigan's Hussars. En route to Afghanistan, our hero hones his skills as a soldier, duellist, imposter, coward and amorist (mastering all 97 ways of Hindu love-making during a brief sojourn in Calcutta), before being pressed into reluctant service as a secret agent. His Afghan adventures culminate in a starring role in that great historic disaster, the Retreat from Kabul.

Promotion info

The first instalment of the Flashman Papers sees the fag-roasting rotter from Tom Brown's Schooldays commence his military career as a reluctant secret agent in Afghanistan. * Competition: P G Wodehouse

Reviews

'If ever there was a time when I felt that watcher-of-the-skies-when-a-new-planet stuff, it was when I read the first Flashman' P.G. Wodehouse

Author description

The author of the famous Flashman Papers and the Private McAuslan stories, George MacDonald Fraser has worked on newspapers in Britain and Canada. In addition to his novels he has also written numerous screenplays, most notably The Three Musketeers, The Four Musketeers, and the James Bond film, Octopussy.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780006511250
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • : Harper Element
  • : November 1998
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2005
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : map
  • : Historical fiction; Historical adventure
  • : 304
  • : 823.914
  • : English
  • : New edition
  • : Paperback
  • : George MacDonald Fraser