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Brilliant history By A Customer To say that this book makes history come alive will probably put off all potential readers, but really, I mean it in the best possible sense. As a novel, it's OK, although the plot's a mess. It's the historical bits that are fascinating - someone wrote that late 19th-century China attracted the largest ever group of eccentrics and scoundrels, and they are all here!
It is the eighth of the Flashman novels. Presented within the frame of the supposedly discovered historical Flashman Papers, this book describes the bully Flashman from Tom Brown's School Days. The papers are attributed to Flashman, who is not only the bully featured in Thomas Hughes ' novel, but also a well-known Victorian military hero. The book begins with an explanatory note detailing the discovery of these papers. There is no explanation as to how he ends up in Hong Kong , but it is from here that he begins his adventures in China.
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This article will be permanently flagged as inappropriate and made unaccessible to everyone. Are you certain this article is inappropriate? Email Address:. Presented within the frame of the supposedly discovered historical Flashman Papers, this book describes the bully Flashman from Tom Brown's School Days. The book begins with an explanatory note saying that the Flashman Papers were discovered in during a sale of household furniture in Ashby , Leicestershire.
The papers are attributed to Harry Paget Flashman , who is not only the bully featured in Thomas Hughes ' novel, but also a well-known Victorian military hero in Fraser's fictional England.
The papers were supposedly written between and The subsequent publishing of these papers, of which Flashman is the first, contrasts the previously believed exploits of a fictional hero with his own more scandalous account, which shows the life of a cowardly bully.
Flashman begins with his own account of expulsion from Rugby and ends with his fame as "the Hector of Afghanistan", detailing his life from to and his travels to Scotland , India , and Afghanistan.
It also contains a number of notes by the author, in the guise of a fictional editor, giving additional historical information on the events described.
The history in these books is quite accurate; most of the people Flashman meets are real people. Flashman's expulsion from Rugby for drunkenness leads him to join the British Army in what he hopes will be a sinecure. He joins the 11th Regiment of Light Dragoons commanded by Lord Cardigan whom he toadies in his best style. After an affair with a fellow-officer's lover, he must fight a duel, but wins after promising a large sum of money to the pistol loader to give his opponent a blank load in his gun.
He does not kill his opponent but instead delopes and accidentally shoots the top off a bottle thirty yards away, an action that gives him instant fame and the respect of the Duke of Wellington. However, once the reason for fighting emerges, the army stations Flashman in Scotland. He is quartered with the Morrison family, and soon enough he takes advantage of one of the daughters, Elspeth.
After a forced marriage, Flashman is required to resign the Hussars due to marrying below his station. He is given another option, to make his reputation in India. By showing off his language and riding skills in India, Flashman is assigned to the worst frontier of the British Empire at that time, Afghanistan. Upon arrival, he meets a soldier who relates the narrow escape he made in November , on the first night of the Afghan Uprising.
After Akbar Khan proclaims a general revolt which the citizens of Kabul immediately heed, a mob storms the house of Sir Alexander Burnes, one of the senior British political officers, and murder him and his staff. The soldier, stationed nearby, manages to flee in midst of the confusion. Despite being captured, tortured, and escaping death numerous times, and hiding and shirking his duty as much as possible, he comes through it all alive and with a hero's reputation Tom Brown's School Days; he later said he was inspired to put pen to paper by two events: going on a recent trip to Borneo and Malaya during the Indonesian Confrontation which re-ignited his interest in Asia and soldiering, and having just completed a stint as acting editor of his paper, which re-enforced his determination to get out of journalism.
He told his wife "I'll write us out of this". Fraser wrote the book after work in nightly bursts, taking ninety hours all up with no advance plotting or revisions. Half way through he broke his arm and could not type; he might have given up but his wife read it, was enthusiastic, and encouraged him to continue. He took two years to find a publisher, before it was taken up by Herbert Jenkins.
When the book was published in America, several reviewers thought it was true. Reviews were generally positive. Film rights were sold to Bob Booker and George Foster and initial plans called for a movie to be directed by Richard Lester from a script by Charles Wood.
He later hired Fraser to write the screenplay for The Three Musketeers The two of them worked together on Royal Flash My Dashboard Get Published.
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- Это гостиница. - Нет, сэр. Какой номер вы набираете? - Сеньор Ролдан не потерпит сегодня больше никаких трюков. - 34-62-10, - ответили на другом конце провода.
Чрезвычайная ситуация. В шифровалке. Спускаясь по лестнице, она пыталась представить себе, какие еще неприятности могли ее ожидать. Ей предстояло узнать это совсем. ГЛАВА 2 На высоте тридцать тысяч футов, над застывшим внизу океаном, Дэвид Беккер грустно смотрел в крохотный овальный иллюминатор самолета Лирджет-60.
В тусклом свете мониторов Сьюзан увидела, что это, и побледнела. Он достал пистолет. Он выдвинул два стула на середину комнаты. Сел. Поднял посверкивающую полуавтоматическую беретту и нацелил ее на дверь, а потом опустил себе на колени.
Она нервничала, гадая, сколько еще времени продержится ТРАНСТЕКСТ. Сирены продолжали завывать; то и дело вспыхивали сигнальные огни. Тремя этажами ниже дрожали и гудели резервные генераторы.
Перед его глазами появилось сообщение, которое он должен был отправить. ТЕМА СООБЩЕНИЯ: П. КЛУШАР - ЛИКВИДИРОВАН Он улыбнулся.
Мне нужен консьерж. На лице привратника появилась обиженная гримаса, словно Беккер чем-то его оскорбил. - Рог aqui, senor.
Узнать, следит ли за ней Хейл, было невозможно. Нужно быстро пройти в кабинет Стратмора, но, конечно, не чересчур быстро: Хейл не должен ничего заподозрить. Она уже была готова распахнуть дверь, как вдруг до нее донеслись какие-то звуки. Это были голоса. Мужские голоса.
Всем известно, что ТРАНСТЕКСТ и главная база данных АНБ тесно связаны между. Каждый новый шифр после его вскрытия переводится на безопасное хранение из шифровалки в главную базу данных АНБ по оптико-волоконному кабелю длиной 450 ярдов. В это святилище существует очень мало входов, и ТРАНСТЕКСТ - один из. Система Сквозь строй должна служить его верным часовым, а Стратмору вздумалось ее обойти.
Повсюду разбросаны грязные бумажные полотенца, лужи воды на полу. Старая электрическая сушилка для рук захватана грязными пальцами. Беккер остановился перед зеркалом и тяжело вздохнул.