New York, 1982, Knopf, First American edition, hard bound in dust jacket, VG/VG condition, 6x9, 479 pages, end paper maps , As usual, striking wrap-around d/J artwork by Barbosa., --------------------------------- America, beware! How the West Was Won (from the epic treks of the Forty-Niners to the disaster of Little Bighorn) is in for a violent dose of revisionist history as this, the seventh volume of memoirs of Sir Harry Flashman, V.C., leaves moralists and scholars aghast, and his devoted readers helpless with laughter."God moves in a mysterious way, and I just wish He wouldn't insist on carting me along with Him ."Lovers of his previous adventures will not fail to identify the speaker. Who else-thanks to the general selfishness of the Almighty-would find himself once again blundering bare-arsed from the dim-lit pleasures of the bedroom smack into the horrible historical limelight of the Victorian Age? And as the tide of battle surges over the slopes of the Black Hills of South Dakota and Sitting Bull's braves gather for the final charge against the remnants of Custer's Seventh Cavalry, who could that be-six feet of whiskered distinction in full Evening Dress and Tails out there among the blue uniform and the breechclouts - raising his voice above the crash of shots, the screams, the pounding hooves, and the whistling arrows, in a clarion cry of "I surrender! Don't shoot! I'm not an American! I'm British-I ain't even in uniform, blast you. . ."? Who else but Flashy, heading the wrong way into glory again with the same matchless cowardice, deafness to duty and all decency which sustained him through a lifetime of dishonorable service and has endeared him to a generation of fans?!-----------------------------------------------How England's Shame found himself in the climactic struggle of the American West is only one chapter in a deplorable odyssey, which Flashman traces with his usual shameless candor and caustic wit, from the wagon trains of the Forty-Niners, on which he rode convoy, shipping a brothel on wheels to California, to the holocaust of Bent's Fort and Apache war raids, to captivity among the Apache (the princess of the tribe becomes the third-temporary-Mrs. Flashman, and Geronimo, as his Best Man, helps Flashy plant a flowerbed) to confrontations with President Grant and Wild Bill Hickok, not to mention Kit Carson, Crazy Horse, his old friend Spotted Tail, and a host of less welcome old acquaintances .This is Flashy's West as only he can describe it, a West both legendary and authentic, of glory-hunting soldiers and gunfighters, gamblers, madams, eccentrics, scoundrels, and all those extraordinary ordinary folk, white and Indian, who broke the trails or who battled the invasion. As the Great Bounder skulks and thunders among them, only one thing is certain: the West would have been a better place if Flashy had not fled through it - but now that he has told his side of things, its history will never look quite the same again. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: Coward, scoundrel, lover and cheat, but there is no better man to go into the jungle with. Join Flashman in his adventures as he survives fearful ordeals and outlandish perils across the four corners of the world. Wanted: a double-crossing and philandering Harry Flashman. Desperate to leave New Orleans, Flashy must continue his American adventures out West, bound for the Californian goldfields.
About the Author: George MacDonald Fraser OBE was a bestselling historicalnovelist, journalist and screenwriter. Having worked on newspapers in Britain and Canada he is perhaps most famous for his series of Flashman novels and his anti-hero Harry Flashman. In addition to his novels he also wrote numerous screenplays, most notably The Three Musketeers and the James Bond film Octopussy. George MacDonald Fraser died in January 2008 at the age of 82.
Título: FLASHMAN AND THE REDSKINS
Descripción Knopf, 1982. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Acceptable. No Dust Jacket. The cover image and date may vary. This is a used book. Potential defects may exist (folds, creases, highlighting, writing/markings, staining, stickers and/or sticker residue, ETC.) COAS Books, A Bookstore for Everyone. Ships Within 24 Hours - Satisfaction Guaranteed!. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0001065801
Descripción Alfred A. Knopf Inc, New York, 1982. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. Arthur Barbosa Ilustrador. First American Edition. The spine strip has lt. beige cloth. The boards are red. Each endpaper has a map. 479 pages; a few footnotes; notes; appendices. The cloth has a few, small stains. The spine strip has a vertical bend line; the parts of letters on the line are a little faded. Two of the text block ends have darkened. The top end has three, pinpoint size stains. The pages have cigarette odor. DJ: The back flap has the publisher's 8/82. The background color of the front and back panels is lighter than that part on the back flap. The spine panel has a 1/8 in. chip and a 1/8 in. and a 1/4 in. closed tear, each rejoined with glue. The front flap's fold has a 3/8 in., light stain. Three of the flaps' margins are tanned along an edge. Scans e-mailed upon request. Nº de ref. de la librería 013606
Descripción Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1982. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. First American Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Text unmarked. Protected in Brodart cover. Light tanning to jacket. Illustrated endpapers. Boards and jacket bumped and shelf worn on corners, edges and spine ends. Quantity Available: 1. ISBN: 0394528522. ISBN/EAN: 9780394528526. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 151945. Nº de ref. de la librería 151945
Descripción Alfred A. Knopf, Publishers, New York, NY, 1982. First American Edition. 8vo. VG-/VG-. yellowed ivory spine from exposure, much fatigued at spine ends with small chips and tiny close tears. panel edgewear continues along the upper and bottom perimeter. general shelfwear has roughened DJ corners. front inner flap is clipped, creased corners both in rear. there are some slits and punctures, under clear protective cover. ivory linen clothbound spine with centered dark metallic imprinted title characters, between thin bronzed lines, and letters for author and publisher. linen transitions to red paperboard panels. dark yellow upper edge, ivory bottom edge and rough-cut uneven beige fore-edge. brown/black maps illustrate endsheets. right fep shows erasure mark, else the endsheets are neat. textblock clear, acceptably bound. 479 pp. ISBN # 0394528522. Rockville Non-Retail Listings. Nº de ref. de la librería 13-3-1198355
Descripción Knopf, New York N.Y., 1982. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good Plus. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First American Edition, Stated. Not ex library. 479 pages. Clean, tight, and square. One small brown spot in hinge by half title. Imitation deckle fore-edge, imitation gilt top (presumably in comment on the hero), maps on endpapers. Jacket whole, not price clipped, wrapped in mylar. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 030478
Descripción New York: Borzoi Book - Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1982., 1982. American first edition (per publisher's statement upon copyright page). i-xii, 13-480 pages. Hardcover: H 21.75cm x L 15cm. Dust jacket rubbed with light soiling, a few nicks at edges with short tear at spine head, strong vertical crease to rear flap; dj now presented in a mylar Brodart protector. White cloth spine with usual rubbing/flaking to the gilt lettering; red paper boards. Tan top edge; light toning to deckle fore-edge. Interior pages are clean. Binding retains some crispness. A very good copy in a very good- dust jacket. The seventh book in Fraser's famous Flashman series. Also laid in at front endpapers is the business card of Rubloff Company vice-chairman and renowned book collector Abel E. Berland (1915-2010). Christie's sold the premier titles of Berland's collection in a two-part sale in October 2001 for over $14 million. ISBN 0394528522. Nº de ref. de la librería JUN17-07385
Descripción Alfred a Knopf Inc, Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A., 1982. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. 1st Edition. Excellent copy, Brodart cover, safe shipping. Nº de ref. de la librería 001427
Descripción Knopf, 1982. Estado de conservación: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Nº de ref. de la librería 0394528522-2-4
Descripción Knopf, 1982. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0394528522
Descripción Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1982. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. 1st American. Dust jacket a little faded at spine, but otherwise good; coral and cream half-cloth boards very good; spine cocked; binding sound; pages all very good. 2nd printing October 1982. 479 pages; 2 lbs. shipping. Fraser continues the misadventures of his scapegrace anti-hero, the flamboyantly corrupt Flashman. In this volume, Flashman involves himself with the Indian tribes of the American plains and the mountain west, associating himself with notorious military incompetent George Armstrong Custer along the way. Book. Nº de ref. de la librería 188.8.131.52