Harry Flashman: the unrepentant bully of Tom Brown's schooldays, now with a Victoria Cross, has three main talents - horsemanship, facility with foreign languages and fornication. A reluctant military hero, Flashman plays a key part in most of the defining military campaigns of the 19th century, despite trying his utmost to escape them all.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mstrust - LibraryThing
We meet Flashman as a seventeen year-old who is being expelled from his prestigious school for drunkenness. He goes home to his widowed father, who has a new woman living with him that young Flashman ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MikeFutcher - LibraryThing
This first Flashman novel shouldn't really succeed, but it does. The protagonist, Harry Flashman, is a sexist, racist, selfish, cowardly charlatan who nevertheless always seems to land on his feet. It ... Read full review