Mr. American

Mr. American

by George MacDonald Fraser


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ISBN-13: 9780786705542
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 06/28/1998
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 585
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.29(h) x 1.55(d)

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Mr. American 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
MrsPlum on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I so thoroughly enjoyed the first half of this book that I couldn't put it down. From the halfway point though, I found the plot slower and unsatisfying in light of this novel's early promise. Frazer does develop some fantastic opportunities for conflict and crisis around the central character, Mark Franklin, any one of which might have provided tension and excitement enough to compel a reader throughout the story. However he also created, in Mark Franklin, a character so sensible and self-contained as to ensure that every crisis is tackled head-on with quick, calm efficiency. In short, the key events fail to grip as they might have done. That said, Mr American is still well worth reading for Frazer's impecable depiction of Edwardian England and its people, and a cameo appearance by an aged Flashman (in his nineties) is a real treat.
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This is Fraser at his best - great historical detail, compelling story-telling with appropraiate intervals of humor and farce. A touching story of a wanderer trying to set down roots in a new country. Fraser's abiding sentimentality for the virtues of an earlier time and his affection for things Anglo-American come through vividly. The book I would save from a burning library.