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Typical Flashman, for better and worse. Still, it is entertaining and pedagogically valuable. Aficionados will not want to miss it. In the process he proves, that even if this tale is a little fragmentary, his writing is still more than literature. To relish George MacDonald Fraser is to rediscover the joy of reading.

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Fans of the intrepid poltroon, Sir Harry Flashman, will need no introduction to the scandal and intrigue laced comedies of the late George MacDonald Fraser. The truth is that I revel in the alleged memoirs of Sir Harry Flashman first introduced to us as a public school in the English, not U. To those who do not know Flashman, you should be aware that there is absolutely no redeeming value to this cowardly scoundrel except for the fact that he makes no bones about the fact at least in these purported memoirs that he is an irredeemable cowardly scoundrel.

The fact that he blunders into success and heroic stature in spite of being one-hundred-and-eighty degrees opposite to said stature is part of the comedic nature of the novels. He is such a bald-faced liar and patented coward that he becomes ironically charming. Flashman is no 19th and early 20th century Maxwell Smart.

The blunders are usually well-conceived plans that twist against him through fate, misunderstanding, and the egregiously poor decisions of others. And therein lies the humor. Flashman is amoral, lascivious, and as self-interested as an Ayn Rand protagonist, but somehow circumstances and those flashes of his humanity come together to make things interesting. In general, Fraser gets to put a dig in at historical figures such as Otto von Bismarck and Lord Asquith.

Fraser, at least in the nominal words of Flashman, cannot abide the heroic reputations of those who won their reputation through utter folly—often at the expense of those they commanded.

Flashman and the Tiger is a rather different novel. It is loosely strung together with one large pearl adorned by two smaller ones. It is rather like a tenuously redacted set of novella plus two short stories to make a work that Flashman would have composed and compiled hurriedly before he passed on to his expected judgment and hoped for, yet undeserved, reprieve.

Normally, I would have glanced over the early pages in the bookstore and copped to the fact that it was a loose compilation of shorter works and avoided it. In the first, and longer, story, Flashman is a victim of poetic justice as he is trapped between his latest amorous conquest and the offspring of a former foe.

One senses that Flashman is being dragged along into this counter-plot involuntarily himself. This first story has some rather vivid action in it, but readers will have to patient for the pay-off. One scene is almost as vivid as the dueling scene beside the cliff in The Princess Bride, if actually more exciting than the other is funny.

The second turns off a mixture of revenge and misunderstanding. The misdirection in this piece is delightful and hinges upon the sexist attitude of Harry. Bertie has presided over the bank in a game of baccarat during a society weekend.

Indeed, Bertie Prince Albert has a rather important cameo in the final story, as well. This one turns out quite differently than I anticipated. And, being a fan of the Inspector Lestrade series by M. Trow, I rather enjoyed the quite erroneous deductions of the unnamed great one as the presumed Holmes and Watson find Harry looking rather disheveled and indisposed.

But there is certainly nothing to be held against this book. The fact that I still prefer novels with a central plot which is resolved will account for the loss of a star. Otherwise, vintage Flashman in the best or should that be worst sense of the word.

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Flashman and the Tiger

Fans of the intrepid poltroon, Sir Harry Flashman, will need no introduction to the scandal and intrigue laced comedies of the late George MacDonald Fraser. The truth is that I revel in the alleged memoirs of Sir Harry Flashman first introduced to us as a public school in the English, not U. To those who do not know Flashman, you should be aware that there is absolutely no redeeming value to this cowardly scoundrel except for the fact that he makes no bones about the fact at least in these purported memoirs that he is an irredeemable cowardly scoundrel. The fact that he blunders into success and heroic stature in spite of being one-hundred-and-eighty degrees opposite to said stature is part of the comedic nature of the novels. He is such a bald-faced liar and patented coward that he becomes ironically charming. Flashman is no 19th and early 20th century Maxwell Smart.

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The book begins with an explanatory note detailing the discovery of these papers. It also states that smaller narratives have been discovered mixed in with the larger packets which comprise the previous books. Flashman and the Tiger is a collection of three of these narratives. It takes place in and from to

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The book begins with an explanatory note detailing the discovery of these papers. It also states that smaller narratives have been discovered mixed in with the larger packets which comprise the previous books. Flashman and the Tiger is a collection of three of these narratives. It takes place in and to It is also the only Flashman story to give any detail about his adventures with the Zulus. Plot summary "The Road to Charing Cross" begins with Flashman going to Berlin with Henri Blowitz to help him get a copy of the Treaty of Berlin and publish it before anyone else has it.

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