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It is the eleventh of the Flashman books. Presented within the frame of the supposedly discovered historical Flashman Papers, this book describes the bully Flashman from Tom Brown's School Days.
The papers are attributed to Flashman, who is not only the bully featured in Thomas Hughes ' novel, but also a well-known Victorian military hero. 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 It is also the only Flashman story to give any detail about his adventures with the Zulus. The title story had been originally serialised in the Daily Express , between 29 September and 3 October , with illustrations by Andrew Robb. He also meets Caprice, a beautiful member of the French secret service.
Five years later, Flashman is looking for an excuse to leave London and avoid being sent to Sudan with Charles George Gordon.
Luckily, a letter from Blowitz arrives inviting him to Paris. He rides the maiden voyage of the Orient Express and makes the acquaintance of a princess, Kralta, supposedly so that she can sleep with him.
This turns out to be a ruse on the part of the princess and Otto von Bismarck , and Flashman is forced to join with Rupert Willem von Starnberg, son of the villain from Royal Flash , and save Emperor Franz Josef from assassination by Magyar nationalists. It turns out that Starnberg has plans of his own, and Flashman must save both the Emperor and himself.
Unlike in most Flashman stories, he is mainly an observer of the event, simply giving bad advice when asked to. However, in a twist, someone he has known for years unexpectedly turns out to be the most important player in the story. Later, at the mention of Flashman's name, Moran says "if I'd only known. In an attempt to save her, Flashman finds himself in a scene from " The Adventure of the Empty House ", and has to endure the humiliation of Sherlock Holmes analysing him while he is pretending to be a drunken tramp.
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Flashman and the Tiger
It is the eleventh of the Flashman books. Presented within the frame of the supposedly discovered historical Flashman Papers, this book describes the bully Flashman from Tom Brown's School Days. The papers are attributed to Flashman, who is not only the bully featured in Thomas Hughes ' novel, but also a well-known Victorian military hero. 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
ISBN 13: 9780007217229
Look Inside. Aug 18, Minutes Buy. Eleventh in the series, Flashman and the Tiger features not one, but three stories of international intrigue that find the fictional Flashman thrown headlong into historical events around the world. At once meticulously faithful to fact and wildly fanciful, Flashman and the Tiger is an educational romp through the annals of history; thirty years after he began the series, Fraser is at the top of his game. 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.
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Eleventh volume of the critically acclaimed Flashman Papers. When Sir Harry Flashman, V. Now, in addition to the other famous adventures of Flash Harry contained in the Flashman Papers, come three new episodes in the career of this eminent if disreputable adventurer. The title piece touches on two of the most spectacular military actions of the century and sees Flashman pitted against one of the greatest villains of the day, and observing, with his usual jaundiced eye, two of its most famous heroes. Flashman and the Tiger is George MacDonald Fraser's 11th chronicle of Sir Harry Flashman, a "celebrated Victorian soldier, scoundrel, amorist, and self-confessed poltroon.