Flashman in the Great Game: A Novel (Paperback)

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 Flashman in the Great Game by George
MacDonald Fraser is a fictional account of the Indian uprising of 1857.  Flashman is sent off to India to sweet talk
the Rani of Jhansi into seeing things the way the British prefer.  He is delighted to find the Rani young,
beautiful and feisty.  Of course things
go awry, Thugs come looking to put an end to handsome Harry.  He zips off to Meerut thinking it will be a
safe place to lie low for a while. 
Instead of finding a safe haven, he has jumped right into the fire.  Meerut erupts into a bloody maelstrom as the
mutiny begins.  Flashman is on hand for
the siege of Cawnpore, the siege of Lucknow, and gets himself thrown into the
Gwalior dungeon. They are not politically correct, using humor and satire to
make their points.

— Deon Stonehouse


“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.

About the Author

George MacDonald Fraser was a bestselling historical novelist, journalist and screenwriter. He is perhaps most famous for his series of Flashman novels, featuring his antihero Harry Flashman. In addition to his novels, he wrote numerous screenplays, most notably The Three Musketeers and the James Bond film Octopussy. George MacDonald Fraser died in 2008 at the age of 82.

Praise For…

Praise for the Flashman series
“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
“Raises dastardliness to the level of an art… One of the most amusing and sardonic novels I have ever read!”—Omaha World
“As irreverent and picaresque as Tom Jones and always more dramatic… Flashman is a one-man demolition squad!”—Chicago Today
“Marvelously entertaining… A delight!”—Providence Journal
Product Details
ISBN: 9780452263031
ISBN-10: 0452263034
Publisher: Plume
Publication Date: September 30th, 1989
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Flashman