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Best Flashman Books Worth Your Attention

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Flashman books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. Flashman: A Novel (1984)

Best Flashman Books Worth Your AttentionFraser revives Flashman, a caddish bully from Tom Brown’s Schooldays by Thomas Hughes, and relates Flashman’s adventures after he is expelled in drunken disgrace from Rugby school in the late 1830s. Flashy enlists in the Eleventh Light Dragoons and is promptly sent to India and Afghanistan, where despite his consistently cowardly behavior he always manages to come out on top. Flashman is an incorrigible anti-hero for the ages. This humorous adventure book will appeal to fans of historical fiction, military fiction, and British history as well as to fans of…
Author(s): George MacDonald Fraser

2. Flashman and the Redskins (1983)

Best Flashman Books Worth Your Attention“Hilariously funny.”—   “Great dirty fun!”—   “The most entertaining anti-hero in a long time… Moves from one ribald and deliciously corrupt episode to the next… Wonderful and scandalous.”— The seventh volume of the “Flashman Papers” records the arch-cad’s adventures in America during Gold Rush of 1849 and the Battle of Bighorn in 1876, and his acquaintance with famous Indian chiefs, American soldiers, frontiersmen and statesmen….
Author(s): George MacDonald Fraser

3. Flashman in the Great Game: A Novel (1989)

Best Flashman Books Worth Your Attention“Hilariously funny.”— One of literature’s most delightful rakes is back in another tale of rollicking adventure and tantalizing seduction. The plucky Flashman’s latest escapades are sure to entertain devotees as well as attract new aficionados….
Author(s): George MacDonald Fraser

4. Flashman and the Angel of the Lord (1996)

Best Flashman Books Worth Your Attention“A jolly read.”— 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.   Evading danger, bedding women, and profiting from every opportunity, Flashman once again weasels his way into history, this time in John Brown’s raid of Harper’s Ferry, just before the Civil War. As a result of Flashy’s letching, lying, cheating, and stealing on land, on sea, and on the rails, not only did John Brown become a martyr, Lincoln…
Author(s): George MacDonald Fraser

5. Flashman’s Lady (1988)

Best Flashman Books Worth Your AttentionWhat is Flashy doing? -in the drawing room of a great English mansion with the redhot-blooded mistress of a violently jealous blue-blood? -in between a pair of Chinese beauties who are willing to do anything and everything to close the gap between East and West? -in the hold of a warship under fire, with a Malay maiden as explosive as the shells bursting above? -in the forced service of an African queen who lets a lover stay alive only as long as his power to please holds up?  This unblushing cad, this lustful libertine, this infamous and irresistible antihero is clearing doing better than ever—in a round-the-world adventure that…
Author(s): George MacDonald Fraser

6. Flashman’s Escape (2014)

Best Flashman Books Worth Your AttentionThis book covers the second half of Thomas Flashman’s experiences in the Peninsular War and follows on from Flashman in the Peninsular. Having lost his role as a staff officer, Flashman finds himself commanding a company in an infantry battalion. In between cuckolding his soldiers and annoying his superiors, he finds himself at the heart of the two bloodiest actions of the war. With drama and disaster in equal measure, he provides a first-hand account of not only the horror of battle but also the bloody aftermath. Hopes for a quieter life backfire horribly when he is sent behind enemy lines to…
Author(s): Robert Brightwell

7. Flashman’s Waterloo (2016)

Best Flashman Books Worth Your AttentionThis sixth packet of memoirs from the notorious Georgian rogue Thomas Flashman covers the extraordinary events that culminated in a battle just south of Brussels, near a place called Waterloo. The first six months of 1815 were a pivotal time in European history. As a result, countless books have been written by men who were there and by those who studied it afterwards. But despite this wealth of material there are still many unanswered questions including:- Why did the man who promised to bring Napoleon back in an iron cage, instead join his old commander?- Why was Wellington so convinced that the French…
Author(s): Robert Brightwell

8. Flashman at the Charge (1986)

Best Flashman Books Worth Your Attention“Hilariously funny.”—   “Great dirty fun!”—   “The most entertaining anti-hero in a long time… Moves from one ribald and deliciously corrupt episode to the next… Wonderful and scandalous.”— The fourth volume of memoirs in which Harry Flashman confronts destiny with Lord Cardigan and the Light Brigade. Part of the Flashman series, comprising Flashman, Royal Flash, and Flash for Freedom, among others, which explores the successful though scandalous later career of the bully in Tom Brown’s School Days….
Author(s): George MacDonald Fraser

9. Flashman and the Golden Sword (2018)

Best Flashman Books Worth Your AttentionOf all the enemies that our hero has shrunk away from, there was one he feared above them all. By his own admission they gave him nightmares into his dotage. It was not the French, the Spanish, the Americans or the Mexicans. It was not even the more exotic adversaries such as the Iroquois, Mahratta or Zulus. While they could all make his guts churn anxiously, the foe that really put him off his lunch were the Ashanti.”You could not see them coming,” he complained. “They were well armed, fought with cunning and immense savagery and above all, there were bloody thousands of the bastards.”This…
Author(s): Robert Brightwell

10. Flashman and the Dragon (1987)

Best Flashman Books Worth Your Attention“Flashman strikes again… Wonderful… hilarious.”—   Lusting after a clergyman’s wife, smuggling opium to Hong Kong, coupling with an Amazonian woman river pirate, groveling before a ruthless warlord, and becoming the sexual plaything of the most beautiful and evil woman in the world, Harry Flashman, the supreme antihero of the Victorian era, is ready to rise to the occasion to matter what depths of dishonor he must plumb. In this uninhibited and uproarious adventure, Flashman is once again at his irascible best….
Author(s): George MacDonald Fraser

11. Flashman on the March (2006)

Best Flashman Books Worth Your AttentionTrade 1st edition 1st printing paperback, fine In stock shipped from our UK warehouse…
Author(s): George MacDonald Fraser

12. Royal Flash: From the Flashman Papers, 1842-43 and 1847-48. Edited and Arranged by George MacDonald Fraser (2005)

Best Flashman Books Worth Your AttentionIn 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. Did Flashman’s adventures in the Duchy of Strackenz provide the inspiration for The Prisoner of Zenda? The similarities are certainly there as Flash Harry becomes embroiled in a desperate succession of escapes, disguises, amours and (when unavoidable) hand-to-hand combats in an epic adventure that takes him from the gaming-halls of London to the dungeons and throne-rooms of Europe. And for once…
Author(s): George MacDonald Fraser

13. Flashman and the Mountain of Light (Flashman Papers, Book 9) (1992)

Best Flashman Books Worth Your AttentionThis ninth volume of The Flashman Papers finds that history’s most unheroic hero, Sir Harry Flashman, is back in India, where his saga began. This time, our hero is sent by Her Majesty’s Secret Service to spy on the corrupt court of Lahore, on India’s Northwest Frontier. Flashy deals with a ravishing maharini and her equally sex-hungry maid, joins forces with an American adventurer with royal ambitions, and attempts to win the brightest jewel in England’s imperial crown at the cost of something he will never miss—namely, his honor….
Author(s): George MacDonald Fraser

14. Flashman and the Tiger (2001)

Best Flashman Books Worth Your AttentionFor the first time in four years comes a new book in George MacDonald Fraser’s long-running series chronicling the adventures of Sir Harry Paget Flashman. Eleventh in the series, features not one, but three stories of international intrigue that find the fictional Flashman thrown headlong into historical events around the world. This time out Flashman is thwarting an attempted assassination of Austria’s Emperor Franz Josef ("The Road to Charing Cross"); getting to the bottom of the Tranby Croft gaming scandal–and the Prince of Wales’ involvement in…
Author(s): George MacDonald Fraser

Best Flashman Books Worth Your Attention

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Flashman on the March

Author(s): George MacDonald Fraser
Publisher: Anchor, Year: 2006, Size: 2 Mb, Download: rtf
ID: 269153

Flashman on the March (Flashman 12)

Author(s): George MacDonald Fraser
Publisher: Anchor, Year: 2006, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 411384

Flashman (Flashman 1)

Author(s): George MacDonald Fraser
Publisher: HarperCollins, Year: 2005, Size: 659 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 459832

Flashman and the Angel of the Lord (Flashman 10)

Author(s): George MacDonald Fraser
Publisher: Plume, Year: 1996, Size: 863 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 507493

Flashman and the Mountain of Light (Flashman 9)

Author(s): George MacDonald Fraser
Publisher: Plume, Year: 1992, Size: 882 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 525711

Flashman in the Great Game (Flashman 5)

Author(s): George MacDonald Fraser
Publisher: Plume, Year: 1989, Size: 772 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 516610

Flashman at the Charge (Flashman 4)

Author(s): George MacDonald Fraser
Publisher: Plume, Year: 1986, Size: 731 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 433618

Royal Flash (Flashman 2)

Author(s): George MacDonald Fraser
Publisher: Plume, Year: 1985, Size: 711 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 530687

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