|Flashman and the Tiger (1999) [Collection]|
by George MacDonald Fraser
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Series: Flashman Papers, the
(From the publisher):
Flashman strikes again and this time the "celebrated Victorian soldier, scoundrel, amorist, and self-confessed poltroon" chronicles three separate adventures in one outstanding volume. Perpetuating the brilliant conceit of his long running series, George MacDonald Fraser merely "edits" Harry Paget Flashman's memoirs of international intrigue, providing historical context and the occasional reality check--where required.
In "The Road to Charing Cross," Flashman becomes involved in a plot to thwart the assassination of Austria's Emperor Franz Josef and thus spare Europe from war. In "The Subtleties of Baccarat," he plays a hand in the Tranby Croft scandal--a relatively obscure historical event involving the Prince of Wales and accusations of cheating at cards. And finally, in the title story, Flashman not only impacts military conflicts at Rorke's Drift, South Africa, but also hunts down his longtime enemy Tiger Jack Moran and crosses paths with one Sherlock Holmes.
At once meticulously faithful to fact and wildly fanciful, Flashman and the Tiger, like other books in the series, is an educational romp through the annals of history. Some thirty years after Flashman first appeared on the scene, he is as outrageous and charming as ever.
Original title: Flashman and the Tiger
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Parody
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- Cover art by Arthur Barbosa
- Cover design by Archie Ferguson
- Book design by Soonyoung Kwon
- Author Photograph Copyright Caroline Forbes
- For Kath, a memento of Ischl and the salt-mine