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by George MacDonald Fraser
 

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"Horse riding, sword fighting, fistfights, escapes, chases... If anyone is looking for a successor to James Bond, Flashy is the one."—The New York Times

In Volume II of the Flashman Papers, Flashman tangles with femme fatale Lola Montez and the dastardly Otto Von Bismarck in a battle of wits which will decide the destiny of a continent. In

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"Horse riding, sword fighting, fistfights, escapes, chases... If anyone is looking for a successor to James Bond, Flashy is the one."—The New York Times

In Volume II of the Flashman Papers, Flashman tangles with femme fatale Lola Montez and the dastardly Otto Von Bismarck in a battle of wits which will decide the destiny of a continent. In this volume of The Flashman Papers, Flashman, the arch-cad and toady, matches his wits, his talents for deceit and malice, and above all his speed in evasion against the most brilliant European statesman and against the most beauiful and unscrupulous adventuress of the era. From London gaming-halls and English hunting-fields to European dungeons and throne-rooms, he is involved in a desperate succession of escapes, disguises, amours and (when he cannot avoid them) hand-to-hand combats. All the while, the destiny of a continent rests on his broad and failing shoulders.


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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for the Flashman series
“Hilariously funny.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
“Great dirty fun!”—Grand Rapids Press
 
“The most entertaining anti-hero in a long time… Moves from one ribald and deliciously corrupt episode to the next… Wonderful and scandalous.”—Publishers Weekly
 
“Raises dastardliness to the level of an art… One of the most amusing and sardonic novels I have ever read!”—Omaha World
 
“As irreverent and picaresque as Tom Jones and always more dramatic… Flashman is a one-man demolition squad!”—Chicago Today
 
“Marvelously entertaining… A delight!”—Providence Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101633878
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/12/2013
Series:
Flashman
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
190,655
File size:
594 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

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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Royal Flash: From the Flashman Papers 1842-3 and 1847-8 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great series! Flashman is a rollicking English army officer during Victorian England who ruts his way through history meeting some of the great men like Bismarck & Custer. There isn't a woman - black, brown, or white - who Flashy won't go to bed with as he makes his place as history's greatest cowardly (but loveable) cad. He is always present for history's great events & claims responsibility in his memoirs for making them occur but never getting credit like the movers & shakers. A delightful series with a quite accurate look on major historical events during the 1800s. Interestingly, each book in the series has footnotes citing actual historical records, which the author has relied upon to make his books seem truly biographical.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
History-taunting adventures of a 19th century knave continued.
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