Flashman and the Angel of the Lord [NOOK Book]

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The tenth installment in The Flashman Papers finds Captain Harry Flashman of Her Majesty's Secret Service in the antebellum South, where the irrepressible, globe-trotting Victorian becomes the target of blackmailing beauties.

The further hilarious adventures of Harry Flashman, and the tenth novel from The Flashman Papers.

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Flashman and the Angel of the Lord

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Overview

The tenth installment in The Flashman Papers finds Captain Harry Flashman of Her Majesty's Secret Service in the antebellum South, where the irrepressible, globe-trotting Victorian becomes the target of blackmailing beauties.

The further hilarious adventures of Harry Flashman, and the tenth novel from The Flashman Papers.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Cahners\\Publishers_Weekly
Roving British Army colonel Sir Harry Flashman, roisterous scoundrel and witty cynic, was a reluctant hero in exploits ranging from the Crimean War (Flashman at the Charge) to China's Taiping Rebellion (Flashman and the Dragon) in nine previous volumes of Fraser's Flashman Papers. In this latest installment, a mesmerizing mix of high adventure, outrageous humor and audacious drama, the cowardly Flashman is kidnapped in Cape Town, South Africa, and sails to Baltimore before being conscripted into abolitionist John Brown's doomed, bloody 1859 raid on a federal arsenal in Harper's Ferry, Va. U.S. government agents enlist Flashman as a spy to dissuade or forcibly prevent Brown from carrying out the raid, fearing that it might trigger civil war. Meanwhile, a band of hooded white supremacists abduct Flashman and order him to abet John Brown's attack, which they believe will unite the South and divide the North. Combining wild imagination, sardonic commentary on American mores and meticulous historical research, Fraser tells a masterful historical tale and presents a magnificent portrait of John Brown as a fearless, autocratic, murderous iron-willed zealot-"a fanatic, yes; a man driven by one burning idea... but never a madman."
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Roving British Army colonel Sir Harry Flashman, roisterous scoundrel and witty cynic, was a reluctant hero in exploits ranging from the Crimean War (Flashman at the Charge) to China's Taiping Rebellion (Flashman and the Dragon) in nine previous volumes of Fraser's Flashman Papers. In this latest installment, a mesmerizing mix of high adventure, outrageous humor and audacious drama, the cowardly Flashman is kidnapped in Cape Town, South Africa, and sails to Baltimore before being conscripted into abolitionist John Brown's doomed, bloody 1859 raid on a federal arsenal in Harper's Ferry, Va. U.S. government agents enlist Flashman as a spy to dissuade or forcibly prevent Brown from carrying out the raid, fearing that it might trigger civil war. Meanwhile, a band of hooded white supremacists abduct Flashman and order him to abet John Brown's attack, which they believe will unite the South and divide the North. Combining wild imagination, sardonic commentary on American mores and meticulous historical research, Fraser tells a masterful historical tale and presents a magnificent portrait of John Brown as a fearless, autocratic, murderous iron-willed zealot-``a fanatic, yes; a man driven by one burning idea... but never a madman.'' (Mar.)
Denise Perry Donavin
Flashman, the magnificent, debauched English soldier of fortune and misfortune, turns agent provocateur for a U.S. government on the brink of the American Civil War in this tenth volume of the Flashman Papers. With a grace equal to his character's smooth talking when under the gun of a cuckolded husband, Fraser does some intricate maneuvering to transport his hero from the Far East to the New World. Shanghaied to America by a vengeful acquaintance, Flashman plans to return to his beloved English wife to celebrate his newly acclaimed knighthood, but his past misadventures and enemies keep catching up with him. He becomes entangled with John Brown, under pressure from the Underground Railroad, then, with the KKK, and, finally, with the U.S. government as represented by Pinkerton. For Flashman, mingling with the famous (or soon to be famous) is nothing new, and the name-dropping throughout lends vivacity to a riotous plunge through history. The terrified Flashman is a reluctant eyewitness to the events at Harper's Ferry, and once again, his escape afterwards owes more to his sexual charm than his soldiering skills.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101633809
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 7/2/2013
  • Series: Flashman
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 159,856
  • File size: 704 KB

Meet the Author

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 numeous films, most notably ‘The Three Musketeers’, ‘The Four Musketeers’, and the James Bond film, ‘Octopussy’. George Macdonald Fraser died in January 2008 at the age of 82.
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