For this riotous Edwardian caper, George MacDonald Fraser delivers the same snappy dialogue, spirited characterizations, and vivid historical background that made his Flashman Papers bestsellers.Arriving straight from the frontier with two long-barreled .44 Remingtons and a battered edition of Shakespeare, Mark Franklin immediately has all London at his cowboy-booted feet. But no one knows really what to make of the tall, soft-spoken, and definitely dangerous stranger: neither Scotland Yard detectives, City financiers, West End actresses, King Edward's entourage, nor the drinkers at the Castle Lancing pub. Even that semi-retired scoundrel, General Harry Flashman is puzzled by Franklin's dark past and his present schemings -- and no one knows more about men and mischief than Flashman.Fans of Flashman -- or any reader who enjoys exciting storytelling and robust humor -- will be equally delighted in Mr. American.
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573 pages. Book and Jacket are both in Very good condition throughout.Review:
“A self-confident performance by an old hand. Mr Fraser clear enjoys being master of such a wide and wild plot, and makes sure to leave room in it for his most famous creation, the eponymous hero of his Flashman adventure series.”
“A spledidly entertaining English novel of the old school.”
“MacDonald Fraser falls into what these days is an exclusive group: the storyteller who can write.”
D J Taylor, Sunday Times
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110002219964
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 2219964