Flashman and the Tiger

Flashman and the Tiger : And Other Extracts from the Flashman Papers

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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. Flash Harry is back! The first new Flashman novel since Flashman and the Angel of the Lord, this is the long-awaited new instalment of the Flashman Papers. When Sir Harry Flashman, V.C., the celebrated Victorian soldier, scoundrel, amorist and self-confessed poltroon's memoirs first came to light thirty years ago, the world was finally illuminated about what became of the celebrated cowardly bully from Tom Brown's Schooldays. Now, in addition to the other famous adventures of Flash Harry contained in the Flashman Papers, come three new episodes in the career of this eminent if disreputable adventurer. The title piece touches on two of the most spectacular military actions of the century and sees Flashman pitted against one of the greatest villains of the day, and observing, with his usual jaundiced eye, two of its most famous heroes.As always with George MacDonald Fraser, Flashman's adventures are related with verve, dash and meticulous historical detail.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 202 x 22mm | 222.26g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0006513670
  • 9780006513674
  • 341,711

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Newcomers to this entertaining and ingenious series featuring the grown-up adventures of Harry Flashman, the bully from Tom Brown's Schooldays, will soon catch up with the mixture of historical scholarship, light-hearted flirting with invention and clever manipulation of late-Victorian style. This volume contains three of Flashman's more recently discovered 'papers' - two quite short, one much longer; and although described as 'minor episodes' in Flash Harry's career, they are as lively and absorbing as their predecessors. (Kirkus UK)show more

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'The Flashman Papers do what all great sagas do - winning new admirers along the way but never, ever betraying old ones. It is an immense achievement.' Sunday Telegraph 'Not so much a march as a full-blooded charge, fortified by the usual lashings of salty sex, meticulously choreographed battle scenes and hilariously spineless acts of self preservation by Flashman.' Sunday Times 'Not only are the Flashman books extremely funny, but they give meticulous care to authenticity. You can, between the guffaws, learn from them.' Washington Post 'A first-rate historical novelist' Kingsley Amisshow more

About George MacDonald Fraser

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 films, most notably The Three Musketeers, The Four Musketeers, and the James Bond film, Octopussy.show more

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