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Book Information: Flashman and the Tiger

Flashman and the Tiger (1999) [Collection]
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Series: Flashman Papers, the
Part: 11

Summary (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
Original languages: English

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Notes:

  • 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

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Flashman and the Tiger (1999)
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Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "The delights of these novels cannot be overstated." San Fransisco Chronicles
  • "Mr. Fraser continues to build on one of the most remarkable achievments in modern popular literature. The quantity, the quality and the sheer longevity of his output is astonishing." The Washington Times
  • "You will learn things and have a lot of fun besides." The New York Times
  • "Ever since 1969, I have found this series an irresistable delight, and Flashman and the Tiger is Fraser at his vintage best... An ideal read for either beach for bed." Los Angeles Times Book Reviews
  • "Thanks to Fraser's passion for history, his rare gift for rattling narrative, and his infectious delight in robust, rollicking language, we can rejoice in a work of genius... To relish George MacDonald Fraser is to rediscover the joy of reading." The Daily Telegraph
  • "Guaranteed to enlighten and entertain... A book of howling hilarity, high adventure, astonishing true facts, and rare genius." Tusla World
  • "Flashman and the Tiger is a splendid addition to a racy, action-packed and witty epic that leaves us wiser about history. It also leaves us with ribs sore form laughter." The Oregonian
  • "The joy of reading Flashman has always lain in his contempt for every piety... Fraser's Flashman books have earned him a secure place... on the same high shelf as Alexandre Dumas, Rafael Sabatini, and James Fenimore Cooper." The New Yorker
  • "In addition to [the] literary verve and the sheer constructive ingenuity required to get Flashman from one famous battle to the next, the wealth of historical information packed into each book offers a hugely entertaining bit of education." San Fransisco Chronicle Book Review
  • "Fraser's indomitable Victorian scoundrel remains one of English literature's finest comic creations... Readers can only hope that Fraser will... continue with this exceptional series." Publishers Weekly
  • "Improbably likable... Light, clever and comical." The New York Times Book Review
  • "Beautifully written and, thank god, in no way PC." Time Out London
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Flashman and the Tiger (February 6, 2006)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London, UK
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0007217226
Dimensions: 5.2 x 7.7 x 1.1 in
Pages: 352

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Flashman and the Tiger (c.November 2001)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Anchor Books
ISBN: 0385721080
Dimensions: 5.3 x 8.1 x 0.8
Pages: 368

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Flashman and the Tiger (c.August 2000)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
ISBN: 0375410244
Dimensions: 6.2 x 9.0 x 1.3 in
Pages: 368

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Flashman and the Tiger (October 16, 2000)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London, UK
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0006513670
Dimensions: 5.1 x 8.1 x 0.9 in
Pages: 320

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Flashman and the Tiger (October 18, 1999)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: London, UK
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0002259516
Pages: 320

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