January 4, 2008

Author: George MacDonald Fraser
Copyright: 1969
Publisher: Plume (Reprint, 1984)

Started: 1/4/08
Completed: 1/9/08

This was a re-reading, for at least the fourth or fifth time, of a favorite classic. I decided to revisit this novel after learning of the death of GM Fraser on January 3. This is the first in a wonderful series developed around a minor character from Thomas Hardy’s Tom Brown’s School Days. Harry Flashman is a coward and a cad, but he always lands a hero. Fraser uses Flashman and his adventures as a vehicle to carry us back into history.

If you are at all a fan of history, humor, and/or anti-heroes, you should read this series.


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