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|A trilogy of satirical works, introduced by a Pulitzer Prize-winning critic, includes the anti-heros adventures during the First Anglo-Afghan War, at the side of a young Abraham Lincoln and while wooing women in India. *Author: Fraser, George MacDonald/ Dirda, Michael (INT) *Series Title: Everymans Library (Cloth) *Publication Date: 2010/02/02 *Number of Pages: 890 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Language: English *Depth: 1.75 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.75|
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A trilogy of satirical works, introduced by a Pulitzer Prize-winning critic, includes the anti-hero's adventures during the First Anglo-Afghan War, at the side of a young Abraham Lincoln and while wooing women in India.Three of George MacDonald Fraser's incomparable and hilarious novels featuring the lovable rogue, soldier, cheat, and coward: Harry Paget Flashman.
Praised by everyone from John Updike to Jane Smiley, Fraser was an acknowledged master of comedy and satire, an unrivaled storyteller, whose craft was matched only by his impeccable historical research. And his greatest creation was, of course, Flashman. The novels collected here find our hero in the midst of his usual swashbuckling adventures of derring-do: fleeing adversaries in the First Anglo-Afghan War; meeting and nearly deceiving a young Abraham Lincoln in America; alternately impersonating a native Indian cavalry recruit and wooing women in India; and managing, whatever the circumstances, to keep his hero's reputation unsullied.
A must-have treat for the legions of dedicated Flashman fans, and a delightful introduction for those lucky enough to be encountering him for the first time.