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Jun 01, 1996
| ISBN 9780452274402
Jul 02, 2013
| ISBN 9781101633809
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Jun 01, 1996 | ISBN 9780452274402
Jul 02, 2013 | ISBN 9781101633809
“A jolly read.”—The Wall Street JournalThe 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 became president, and the nation plunged into a bloodbath.
George MacDonald Fraser was born in England and educated in Scotland. He served in a Highland regiment in India, Africa, and the Middle East. In addition to his books, he has written screenplays, including The Three Musketeers, The Four Musketeers, and the… More about George MacDonald Fraser
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
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