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Flashman (From the Flashman Papers (1839-1842)

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Flashman (From the Flashman Papers (1839-1842)

by FRASER, George MacDonald

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About This Item

London: Herbert Jenkins, 1969. Bound in red boards, stamped in silver with an illustration of a noble Flashman on the front panel. This is a well above average copy. Only flaws are a few tiny nicks to extremes of jacket and the spine is a bit faded (common on this title). It maintains the original price of 25s. The first British edition of the first book in the Flashman series. A bit difficult to locate in this protected condition. 256 pp. . First British Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good ++/Very Good ++.

Synopsis

The first instalment of the Flashman Papers sees the fag-roasting rotter from Tom Brown's Schooldays commence his military career as a reluctant secret agent in Afghanistan. Expelled from Rugby for drunkenness, and none too welcome at home after seducing his father's mistress, the young Flashman embarks on a military career with Lord Cardigan's Hussars. En route to Afghanistan, our hero hones his skills as a soldier, duellist, imposter, coward and amorist (mastering all 97 ways of Hindu love-making during a brief sojourn in Calcutta), before being pressed into reluctant service as a secret agent. His Afghan adventures culminate in a starring role in that great historic disaster, the Retreat from Kabul.

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Bookseller's Inventory #
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Title
Flashman (From the Flashman Papers (1839-1842)
Author
FRASER, George MacDonald
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Very Good ++
Jacket Condition
Very Good ++
Edition
First British Edition
Publisher
Herbert Jenkins
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1969
Keywords
Flashman
Bookseller catalogs
Adventure; Addbooks00;

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