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Flashman and the Mountain of Light

Fraser, George MacDonald

Editorial: Collins Harvill, London, 1990
ISBN 10: 0002711354 / ISBN 13: 9780002711357
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Título: Flashman and the Mountain of Light

Editorial: Collins Harvill, London

Año de publicación: 1990

Encuadernación: Hardcover

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

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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.

Críticas: 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"

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