Flashman: From the Flashman Papers, 1839-1842

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George MacDonald Fraser
Penguin, 1969 - Fiction - 256 pages
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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

Fraser revives Flashman, a caddish bully from Tom Brown's Schooldays by Thomas Hughes, and relates Flashman’s adventures after he is expelled in drunken disgrace from Rugby school in the late 1830s. Flashy enlists in the Eleventh Light Dragoons and is promptly sent to India and Afghanistan, where despite his consistently cowardly behavior he always manages to come out on top. Flashman is an incorrigible anti-hero for the ages. This humorous adventure book will appeal to fans of historical fiction, military fiction, and British history as well as to fans of Clive Cussler, James Bond, and The Three Musketeers. 
 
Flashman is the first book of the famous "Flashman Papers” series.
 

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User Review  - Xleptodactylous - LibraryThing

You cannot fault the writing. It is sublime and quick, funny and easy to read but not see easy it is only a quick-read (if you get me). But hell the character of Flashman is an utter arse. I don't ... Read full review

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User Review  - majkia - LibraryThing

Accidental hero, self-admitted cad, coward, sexist, racist, and all-round asshat, Flashman stumbles into situations which kill better men and leave him looking like a shining example of the British ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
10
Section 2
11
Section 3
16
Section 4
28
Section 5
48
Section 6
64
Section 7
76
Section 8
98
Section 10
129
Section 11
161
Section 12
183
Section 13
216
Section 14
230
Section 15
253
Section 16
256
Copyright

Section 9
117

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George MacDonald Fraser was a bestselling historical novelist, journalist and screenwriter. He is perhaps most famous for his series of Flashman novels, featuring his antihero Harry Flashman. In addition to his novels, he wrote numerous screenplays, most notably The Three Musketeers and the James Bond film Octopussy. George MacDonald Fraser died in 2008 at the age of 82.

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