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Flashman, Flash for Freedom!, Flashman in the Great Game (Flashman Papers)

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Three of George MacDonald Fraser’s incomparable and hilarious novels featuring the lovable rogue, soldier, cheat, and coward: Harry Paget Flashman.

Praised by everyone from John Updike to Jane Smiley, Fraser was an acknowledged master of comedy and satire, an unrivaled storyteller, whose craft was matched only by his impeccable historical research. And his greatest creation
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Hardcover, 912 pages
Published February 2nd 2010 by Everyman's Library (first published 2010)
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How could a book remain on my bedside table for a year? Well, if it to remain untrue, I have only a few days to get this book finished. With earnest, I have read the first of the three novels in this compilation. Avoided because of its rugged boyishness, false bravado, and military setting, Flashman has revealed itself to be a thoroughly honest, mocking and laugh-out-loud funny account of the British failure to invade and subdue Afghanistan. Though fictional, the story takes one through the imag ...more
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Comprising the first, third and the fifth out of the twelve volumes of Sir Henry Paget Flashman's private memoirs, originally edited and published by George Fraser from 1969-1995, this attractive omnibus edition detail Flashman's adventures, first his expulsion from Rugby School (also mentioned in Thomas Hughes' "Tom Brown's Schooldays") and thence to his adventures in Afghanistan, Africa, the antebellum United States, and India during the Great Mutiny. The memoirs offer a great deal of novelist ...more
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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 ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Flashman Papers (1 - 10 of 12 books)
  • Flashman (The Flashman Papers, #1)
  • Royal Flash (The Flashman Papers, #2)
  • Flash for Freedom (The Flashman Papers #3)
  • Flashman at the Charge (Flashman Papers, #4)
  • Flashman in the Great Game (The Flashman Papers, #5)
  • Flashman's Lady (The Flashman Papers, #6)
  • Flashman and the Redskins (The Flashman Papers, #7)
  • Flashman and the Dragon (The Flashman Papers, #8)
  • Flashman and the Mountain of Light (The Flashman Papers, #9)
  • Flashman and the Angel of the Lord (The Flashman Papers, #10)