Flashman

A Novel

Author: George MacDonald Fraser

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101633794

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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If ever there was a time when I felt that 'watcher-of-the-skies-when-a-new-planet' stuff, it was when I read the first Flashman."– P.G. Wodehouse Fraser revives Flashman, a caddish bully from Tom Brown's Schooldays by Thomas Hughes, and relates Flashman’s adventures after he is expelled in drunken disgrace from Rugby school in the late 1830s. Flashy enlists in the Eleventh Light Dragoons and is promptly sent to India and Afghanistan, where despite his consistently cowardly behavior he always manages to come out on top. Flashman is an incorrigible anti-hero for the ages. This humorous adventure book will appeal to fans of historical fiction, military fiction, and British history as well as to fans of Clive Cussler, James Bond, and The Three Musketeers. Flashman is the first book of the famous “Flashman Papers” series.

Flashman im Großen Spiel

Author: N.A

Publisher: Kuebler Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3863461096

Category:

Page: N.A

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Die Anzeichen verdichten sich, doch niemand rechnet wirklich damit: Der Grosse Indische Aufstand, der auch Sepoy-Krieg genannt wird, bricht 1857 aus. Harry Flashman ist politischer Agent, eine Rolle, die ihm eigentlich gut gefällt, da sie ungefährlich erscheint und man keine Ergebnisse vorweisen muss. Aber wie üblich hat er sich verrechnet und er gerät in die Brennpunkte des Aufstandes. Er lernt die wunderschöne Rani Lakschmibai kennen und lieben, er ist beim Massaker von Kanpur dabei und trifft seinen Freund Ilderim, den Paschtunen. Spannend, abwechslungsreich und voller historischer Details, politisch gewohnt unkorrekt und mit viel Humor. George MacDonald Fraser wurde vor allem berühmt durch die Serie historischer Romane, den Flashman Manuskripten, deren 11 Bände von 1969 bis 2005 erschienen. Dabei handelt es sich um die fiktiven Memoiren von Sir Harry Flashman, einem hoch dekorierten britischen Offizier im Ruhestand, der auf seine Abenteuer zwischen 1840 und 1890 zurückblickt, die ihn unter anderem mit Bismarck, General Custer, Lola Montez und vielen anderen zusammengeführt hatte. Geboren wurde Fraser 1925, wurde Soldat und kämpfte in Burma. Danach wurde er Journalist, später Schriftsteller und Drehbuchautor (unter anderen "Die drei Musketiere" und den James-Bond-Film "Octopussy") in Grossbritannien und Kanada. Er starb 2008.

Flashman and the Dragon (The Flashman Papers, Book 10)

Author: George MacDonald Fraser

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007325703

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 1333

Coward, scoundrel, lover and cheat, but there is no better man to go into the jungle with. Join Flashman in his adventures as he survives fearful ordeals and outlandish perils across the four corners of the world.

Flashman's Lady

Author: George MacDonald Fraser

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101633867

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 7798

What is Flashy doing? -in the drawing room of a great English mansion with the redhot-blooded mistress of a violently jealous blue-blood? -in between a pair of Chinese beauties who are willing to do anything and everything to close the gap between East and West? -in the hold of a warship under fire, with a Malay maiden as explosive as the shells bursting above? -in the forced service of an African queen who lets a lover stay alive only as long as his power to please holds up? This unblushing cad, this lustful libertine, this infamous and irresistible antihero is clearing doing better than ever—in a round-the-world adventure that would make Queen Victoria pale with shock and swingers of today green with envy. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Flashman and the Tiger

Author: George MacDonald Fraser

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307425916

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 3623

It’s 1868 and Sir Harry Flashman, V.C., arch-cad, amorist, cold-headed soldier, and reluctant hero, is back! Fleeing a chain of vengeful pursuers that includes Mexican bandits, the French Foreign Legion, and the relatives of an infatuated Austrian beauty, Flashy is desperate for somewhere to take cover. 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. Along the way, of course, are nightmare castles, brigands, massacres, rebellions, orgies, and the loveliest and most lethal women in Africa, all of which will test the limits of the great bounder’s talents for knavery, amorous intrigue, and survival. Flashman on the March—the twelfth book in George MacDonald Fraser’s ever-beloved, always scandalous Flashman Papers series--is Flashman and Fraser at their best. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Flashman at the Charge

Author: George MacDonald Fraser

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101633840

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 4022

“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 The fourth volume of memoirs in which Harry Flashman confronts destiny with Lord Cardigan and the Light Brigade. Part of the Flashman series, comprising Flashman, Royal Flash, and Flash for Freedom, among others, which explores the successful though scandalous later career of the bully in Tom Brown's School Days. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Flashman and the Angel of the Lord

Author: George MacDonald Fraser

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101633808

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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“A jolly read.”—The Wall Street Journal The 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Flashman on the March

Author: George MacDonald Fraser

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307425928

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 7386

It’s 1868 and Sir Harry Flashman, V.C., arch-cad, amorist, cold-headed soldier, and reluctant hero, is back! Fleeing a chain of vengeful pursuers that includes Mexican bandits, the French Foreign Legion, and the relatives of an infatuated Austrian beauty, Flashy is desperate for somewhere to take cover. 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. Along the way, of course, are nightmare castles, brigands, massacres, rebellions, orgies, and the loveliest and most lethal women in Africa, all of which will test the limits of the great bounder’s talents for knavery, amorous intrigue, and survival. Flashman on the March—the twelfth book in George MacDonald Fraser’s ever-beloved, always scandalous Flashman Papers series--is Flashman and Fraser at their best. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Royal Flash

Author: George MacDonald Fraser

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101633875

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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"Horse riding, sword fighting, fistfights, escapes, chases... If anyone is looking for a successor to James Bond, Flashy is the one."—The New York Times In Volume II of the Flashman Papers, Flashman tangles with femme fatale Lola Montez and the dastardly Otto Von Bismarck in a battle of wits which will decide the destiny of a continent. In this volume of The Flashman Papers, Flashman, the arch-cad and toady, matches his wits, his talents for deceit and malice, and above all his speed in evasion against the most brilliant European statesman and against the most beauiful and unscrupulous adventuress of the era. From London gaming-halls and English hunting-fields to European dungeons and throne-rooms, he is involved in a desperate succession of escapes, disguises, amours and (when he cannot avoid them) hand-to-hand combats. All the while, the destiny of a continent rests on his broad and failing shoulders. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Flashman in the Great Game

A Novel

Author: George MacDonald Fraser

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101633859

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 6735

“Hilariously funny.”—The New York Times Book Review One of literature's most delightful rakes is back in another tale of rollicking adventure and tantalizing seduction. The plucky Flashman's latest escapades are sure to entertain devotees as well as attract new aficionados. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Speedicut Papers: Book 1 (1821–1848)

Flashman’S Secret

Author: Christopher Joll

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1546283870

Category: History

Page: 302

View: 3553

The Speedicut Papers recounts in very frank detail the life, loves, and adventures of Jasper Speedicutcharmer, sexual libertine, reluctant hero, and friend of the self-styled brigadier general Sir Harry Flashman, VC. Comprising a nine-volume series of linked adventures and anecdotes in memoir format, The Speedicut Papers lifts the lid from a veritable cesspit of Victorian and Edwardian upper-class debauchery that makes Downton Abbey look like a vicarage tea party. It is also a unique account of Speedicuts involvement in some of the greatestand also some long-forgottenevents in the British Empire and beyond during the period of 18211915. In Flashmans Secret, the first volume of the saga, Speedicut throws a searchlight onto some very murky corners of the nineteenth century, including the early careers of the notorious courtesan, Lola Montez, and the demon barber of Fleet Street, Sweeney Todd. New insights are also provided into the formation of the IRA, the first Anglo-Afghan War, and the dubious acquisition by the British crown of the Koh-i-Noor diamond. If this were not enough, Flashmans Secret also reveals Nelsons actual last words and the existence of a sinister and murderous secret society at the heart of the British establishment.

Flashman and the Redskins

Author: George MacDonald Fraser

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101633832

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 1336

“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 The seventh volume of the "Flashman Papers" records the arch-cad's adventures in America during Gold Rush of 1849 and the Battle of Bighorn in 1876, and his acquaintance with famous Indian chiefs, American soldiers, frontiersmen and statesmen. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Flashman and the Redskins (The Flashman Papers, Book 6)

Author: George MacDonald Fraser

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 000732572X

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 7484

Coward, scoundrel, lover and cheat, but there is no better man to go into the jungle with. Join Flashman in his adventures as he survives fearful ordeals and outlandish perils across the four corners of the world.

Flash for Freedom! (The Flashman Papers, Book 5)

Author: George MacDonald Fraser

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007325673

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6401

Coward, scoundrel, lover and cheat, but there is no better man to go into the jungle with. Join Flashman in his adventures as he survives fearful ordeals and outlandish perils across the four corners of the world.

Die Kunst des Soldaten

Ein Tanz zur Musik der Zeit –

Author: Anthony Powell

Publisher: Elfenbein Verlag

ISBN: 3941184830

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

View: 499

Der zwölfbändige Zyklus »Ein Tanz zur Musik der Zeit« — aufgrund seiner inhaltlichen wie formalen Gestaltung immer wieder mit Marcel Prousts »Auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Zeit« verglichen — gilt als das Hauptwerk des britischen Schriftstellers Anthony Powell und gehört zu den bedeutendsten Romanwerken des 20. Jahrhunderts. Inspiriert von dem gleichnamigen Bild des französischen Barockmalers Nicolas Poussin, zeichnet der Zyklus ein facettenreiches Bild der englischen Upperclass vom Ende des Ersten Weltkriegs bis in die späten sechziger Jahre. Aus der Perspektive des mit typisch britischem Humor und Understatement ausgestatteten Ich-Erzählers Jenkins — der durch so manche biografische Parallele wie Powells Alter Ego anmutet — bietet der »Tanz« eine Fülle von Figuren, Ereignissen, Beobachtungen und Erinnerungen, die einen einzigartigen und aufschlussreichen Einblick geben in die Gedankenwelt der in England nach wie vor tonangebenden Gesellschaftsschicht mit ihren durchaus merkwürdigen Lebensgewohnheiten. Im achten Band bilden die letzten Jahre des Zweiten Weltkriegs den historischen Hintergrund.

Flashman and the Mountain of Light

Author: George MacDonald Fraser

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101633824

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 7409

This ninth volume of The Flashman Papers finds that history’s most unheroic hero, Sir Harry Flashman, is back in India, where his saga began. This time, our hero is sent by Her Majesty's Secret Service to spy on the corrupt court of Lahore, on India's Northwest Frontier. Flashy deals with a ravishing maharini and her equally sex-hungry maid, joins forces with an American adventurer with royal ambitions, and attempts to win the brightest jewel in England’s imperial crown at the cost of something he will never miss—namely, his honor. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Flash for Freedom!

Author: George MacDonald Fraser

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101633786

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 9155

A game of cards leads Flashman from the jungle death-house of Dahomey to the slave state of Mississippi as he dabbles in the slave trade in Volume III of the "Flashman Papers". When Flashman was inveigled into a game of pontoon with Disraeli and Lord George Bentinck, he was making an unconscious choice about his own future - would it lie in the House of Commons or the West African slave trade? Was there, for that matter, very much difference? Once again Flashman's charm, cowardice, treachery, lechery and fleetness of foot see the lovable rogue triumph by the skin of his chattering teeth.

Day

Author: Alison L. Kennedy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783803132147

Category:

Page: 348

View: 6183

Mit 15 Jahren meldet sich Alfred freiwillig zum Kriegsdienst und findet darin seinen Lebenssinn, echte Freund und seine grosse Liebe Joyce. Worauf er nicht vorbereitet war, ist die Zeit danach, die Kriegsgefangenschaft und die Leere, die sich mit dem Frieden einstellt.