George MacDonald Fraser





George MacDonald Fraser

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born
in Carlisle, The United Kingdom
April 02, 1925

died
January 02, 2008

gender
male

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He is best known for his Flashman series of historical novels, purportedly written by Harry Flashman, a fictional coward and bully originally created by Thomas Hughes in Tom Brown's School Days. The novels are presented as "packets" of memoirs written by the nonagenarian Flashman, who looks back on his days as a hero of the British Army during the 19th century. The series begins with Flashman, and is notable for the accuracy of the historical settings and praise from critics. P.G. Wodehouse said of Flashman, “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.”


Average rating: 4.11 · 29,394 ratings · 1,639 reviews · 48 distinct works · Similar authors
Flashman (The Flashman Pape...
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 5,621 ratings — published 1969 — 38 editions
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Royal Flash (The Flashman P...
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 2,978 ratings — published 1970 — 24 editions
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Flashman at the Charge (Fla...
4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 2,302 ratings — published 1973 — 20 editions
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Flash for Freedom! (The Fla...
4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 2,183 ratings — published 1971 — 20 editions
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Flashman in the Great Game ...
4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 2,008 ratings — published 1975 — 17 editions
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Flashman's Lady (The Flashm...
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 1,999 ratings — published 1977 — 19 editions
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Flashman and the Mountain o...
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 1,621 ratings — published 1991 — 17 editions
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Flashman and the Redskins (...
4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 1,656 ratings — published 1982 — 16 editions
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Flashman and the Dragon (Th...
4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 1,518 ratings — published 1985 — 15 editions
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Flashman and the Angel of t...
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 1,290 ratings — published 1994 — 14 editions
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More books by George MacDonald Fraser…
“There's a point, you know, where treachery is so complete and unashamed that it becomes statesmanship.”
George MacDonald Fraser, Flashman and the Mountain of Light

“The advantage to being a wicked bastard is that everyone pesters the Lord on your behalf; if volume of prayers from my saintly enemies means anything, I'll be saved when the Archbishop of Canterbury is damned. It's a comforting thought.”
George MacDonald Fraser, Flashman at the Charge

“If anything she was a shade too plump, but she knew the ninety-seven ways of making love that the Hindus are supposed to set much store by―though mind you, it is all nonsense, for the seventy-fourth position turns out to be the same as the seventy-third, but with your fingers crossed.”
George MacDonald Fraser, Flashman

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