Flashman and the Tiger [George MacDonald Fraser] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. For the first time in four years comes a new book in . Cover image – Flashman And The Tiger: And Other Extracts From The Flashman Papers. READ A SAMPLE ENLARGE BOOK COVER. Flashman, Book # For 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.
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Coward, scoundrel, lover and cheat, but there is no better man to go into the jungle with. From the Hardcover edition.
See our Returns Policy. Three highly amusing stories. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.
Flashman is no 19th and early 20th century Maxwell Smart. Flashman George MacDonald Fraser.
Although never mentioned by name, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson make an appearance. The blunders are usually well-conceived plans that twist against him through fate, misunderstanding, and the egregiously poor decisions of others. Views Read Edit View history.
Now to the book itself. Dec 24, Joey Madia rated it it was amazing. The title piece touches on two of the most spectacular military actions of the century and sees Flashman pitted against one of the greatest villains of the day, and observing, with his usual jaundiced eye, two of its most famous heroes.
First and third installments have the usual entertaining ingredients, but the second one is let down, and a little boring. Another story deals with the ‘royal baccarat scandal’ around the famously dissolute Crown Prince, ‘Dirty Berty’. Whether embroiled in a plot to assassinate Emperor Franz-Josef, saving the Prince of Wales from scandal, or being chased by a horde of Zulus, Harry Flashman never disappoints.
In addition to the other famous adventures come three episodes in the career of this eminent if disreputable adventurer. So desperate, in fact, that he embarks on a perilous secret intelligence-gathering mission to help free a group of Britons being held captive by a tyrannical Abyssinian king. Sad that we’ll never read of his adventures in the Americam Civil War, or in Mexico, as it’s hinted at here that GMF planned a novel about same at some stage, but never got the chance to write it.
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The other two were a little harder to get into, they didn’t have the framework of history to add interest, they were just personality. And, of course, more hints about his double-agent work in the American Civil War.
Actions scenes – especially in Book 1 tigr are superbly written. Again a fantastically researched and most entertaining book – warmly recommended.
Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. All reviewers will say things like “of their time” but I’ve loved the combination tigeg historical accuracy and the ridiculous scrapes Flashman gets into.
Flashman and the Tiger
Fans of the intrepid poltroon, Sir Harry Flashman, will need no introduction to the scandal and intrigue laced comedies of the late George MacDonald Fraser. Like an oyster in the sun. To the Last Man. A good read, clearing up some incidents mentioned in the previous books. There are the usual plot points where Flash gets dragged in on account of his inability to keep away from a beautiful woman.
It is an immense achievement. Watson at the end. Still, there remains much to amuse as the old bastard shags and lies his way through a scheme to avert European war, and — as ever — comes out ahead despite his own worst instincts.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. This one is the best featuring classic Flashman action at Rorke’s Drift along with a brilliant interweaving with the Holmes story The Adventure of the Empty House. Luckily, a letter from Blowitz arrives inviting him to Paris.
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Be the first to ask a question about Flashman and the Tiger. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x 22mm Three separate adventures in this “packet” from the trove of Flashman papers, all rife with historical incident an assassination attempt on Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph ina baccarat scandal with the Prince regent inand a passing account of Zulu assault at Rourke’s Drift in Jul 29, Jim rated it it was amazing.
If you’re a fan, you may get a kick out of observing Flashman in retirement and on the home front. He is such a bald-faced liar and patented coward that he becomes ironically charming.
We appreciate your feedback. Retrieved from ” https: The Best Books of Sep 11, Michael G rated it really liked it Shelves: All three of the stories reveal surprise plot twists that are a real pleasure to reconstruct.