Imagen del editor
Título: Flashman and the Mountain of Light
Editorial: Collins Harvill, London
Año de publicación: 1990
Condición del libro: Very Good+
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine
Edición: First Edition; First Printing
The Ninth novel from the Flashman papers. Red boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. One very slight 'crease' line to the spine, presumably from one gentle read. In the original publisher's illustrated dustjacket. The dustjacket is Not price clipped. No Inscriptions or Marks. 367 pp. One b/w Map. First Edition, First Impression. Overall an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright Near 'Fine' copy, now protected in a clear plastic cover. " Shirking the defence of the Indian frontier in the First Sikh War, Flashman opts for secret service in the court of a nymphomaniac Maharani who wears the legendary Koh-i-Noor diamond in her navel. Volume IX of the Flashman Papers. With the mighty Sikh army poised to invade India, every able-bodied man was needed to defend Britannia's frontier. When the Call of Duty came, Flashman had his answer ready: 'I'll drown in blood first! ' Alas for poor Flashy there was no avoiding the terrors of secret service in the debauched and intrigue-ridden court of the Punjab, the attentions of its beautiful nymphomaniac Maharani, the horrors of its torture chambers, or the dread influence of the Mountain of Light. " ; The Flashman Papers; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. N° de ref. de la librería 110120
Sinopsis: Fine copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth with tipped-in folding frontis to front free endpaper. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 367 pages; Physical description. : 367 p. ; 22 cm. Subject: Flashman, Harry Paget (Fictitious character) - Fiction. Soldiers - History - 19th century - Fiction. Sikh War, 1845-1846 - Fiction. Series: Fraser, George MacDonald, 1925-2008. Flashman papers ; v. 9. Summary: 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. With the mighty Sikh Khalsa, the finest army ever seen in Asia, poised to invade India and sweep Britannia's ill-guarded empire into the sea, every able-bodied man was needed to defend the frontier -- and one at least had his answer ready when the Call of Duty came: 'I'll swim in blood first! ' Alas, though, for poor Flashman, there was no avoiding the terrors of secret service in the debauched and intrigue-ridden Court of the Punjab, the attentions of its beautiful nymphomaniac Maharani (not that he minded that, really), the horrors of its torture chambers or the baleful influence of the Mountain of Light.
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"
Opciones de pago
Esta librería acepta las siguientes opciones de pago:
Librería en AbeBooks desde: 6 de mayo de 1999
Payment: Please pay to - Sue Lloyd-Davies, 94 St Catherine Street, Carmarthen, SA31 1RF. +44(0)1267 235462.
he cost of books are given in £ sterling. Payments to me direct may be by Credit Card via Paypal (you do NOT have to have a Paypal account to pay by Credit Card) ; By Paypal (Official PP Invoice sent on request): Personal (Sterling) Cheque or Bank Transfer (UK/Europe ONLY), or Cash (Sterling only).
Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing...
Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required. All items posted by Airmail Internationally or by Standard (Second Class) Post in the UK unless requested otherwise. We will post abroad by whatever method you request but the standard is by Airmail. Other methods may require a different charge. Proof of posting certificates are obtained for all books posted. Postal delivery times are ESTIMATES not Guarantees!. Parcels are NOT "Tracked" unless requested for an extra fee - We provide PROOF OF POSTING, NOT PROOF OF DELIVERY.
All postings are insured.
We normally post every other day, although we can provide a speedier service for an extra cost. Tracking is also available at an extra cost, please enquire, but these charges will be considerably higher than our advertised rates.
If unhappy with a purchase, a full refund will be given if returned within 14 days, in the same condition that it left us.
Descripción de la librería: In business for 36+ years to date, mainly working from home nowadays, formerly exhibiting at Major London Bookfairs, and some Provincial ones within reach of the M4! Retired Member of both the PBFA and the WBA. BA.Hons in Humanities. View by Appointment PLEASE. You can call 'on the off-chance' but I may be out/away. Happy to see customers but they have to be able to squeeze through the book aisles/piles! Unfortunately there is Limited wheelchair access. BOOKS Everywhere!