Página InicialGruposDiscussãoMaisZeitgeist
Pesquisar O Sítio Web
Este sítio web usa «cookies» para fornecer os seus serviços, para melhorar o desempenho, para analítica e (se não estiver autenticado) para publicidade. Ao usar o LibraryThing está a reconhecer que leu e compreende os nossos Termos de Serviço e Política de Privacidade. A sua utilização deste sítio e serviços está sujeita a essas políticas e termos.

Resultados dos Livros Google

Carregue numa fotografia para ir para os Livros Google.

A carregar...

Flashman (1969)

por George MacDonald Fraser

Séries: The Flashman Papers (1)

MembrosCríticasPopularidadeAvaliação médiaMenções
2,656665,481 (3.95)148
Fiction. Literature. Historical Fiction. Humor (Fiction.) HTML:If ever there was a time when I felt that 'watcher-of-the-skies-when-a-new-planet' stuff, it was when I read the first Flashman." P.G. Wodehouse

Fraser revives Flashman, a caddish bully from Tom Brown's Schooldays by Thomas Hughes, and relates Flashmans adventures after he is expelled in drunken disgrace from Rugby school in the late 1830s. Flashy enlists in the Eleventh Light Dragoons and is promptly sent to India and Afghanistan, where despite his consistently cowardly behavior he always manages to come out on top. Flashman is an incorrigible anti-hero for the ages. This humorous adventure book will appeal to fans of historical fiction, military fiction, and British history as well as to fans of Clive Cussler, James Bond, and The Three Musketeers. 
 
Flashman is the first book of the famous Flashman Papers series.
… (mais)
  1. 10
    Quartered Safe Out Here por George MacDonald Fraser (wildbill)
    wildbill: A memoir of the Author's Experiences In Burma in WWII
  2. 10
    Heaven's Command: An Imperial Progress por Jan Morris (nessreader)
    nessreader: Heaven's Command is a thoroughly readable non-fiction account of the building of the British empire, with a lot of memorable (and hilarious, and appalling) stories about India and Afghanistan
  3. 00
    Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour por Robert Smith Surtees (thorold)
    thorold: Mr Sponge is more interested in horses and money, and less in women, than Flashman, but the two are very much part of the same tradition.
  4. 00
    Little Big Man por Thomas Berger (mcenroeucsb)
    mcenroeucsb: Books with Amusing Rogue protagonists
  5. 00
    A Good Man in Africa por William Boyd (mcenroeucsb)
    mcenroeucsb: Books with Amusing Rogue protagonists
  6. 00
    The Complete Brigadier Gerard por Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Lirmac)
    Lirmac: Two flawed, swaggering narrators, Brigadier Gerard and Sir Harry Flashman are spiritual relatives who both enjoy fine horses, pretty girls and smart uniforms as much as honour and victory.
  7. 00
    Quillifer por Walter Jon Williams (amweb)
  8. 00
    Fletcher's Fortune (Fletcher Series Book 1) por John Drake (Stepn)
    Stepn: Exceptionally close to the Fraser style.
  9. 00
    Ottoman por Alan Savage (Stepn)
    Stepn: History taken at the gallop
  10. 02
    A Confederacy of Dunces por John Kennedy Toole (mcenroeucsb)
    mcenroeucsb: Books with Delusional/Enlightened Outcast protagonists
A carregar...

Adira ao LibraryThing para descobrir se irá gostar deste livro.

Ainda não há conversas na Discussão sobre este livro.

» Ver também 148 menções

Inglês (62)  Alemão (2)  Sueco (1)  Hebraico (1)  Todas as línguas (66)
Mostrando 1-5 de 66 (seguinte | mostrar todos)
First published in 1969, the humorous ripping yarn style story would surely never get published these days, which I found very refreshing. It's great to read a story unconstrained by modern political correctness. I found the storyline entertaining bit somewhat predictable and also found it hard to be very much concerned with the journey of the anti-hero who is unashamedly a liar, coward, cheat, misogynist, racist and imperialist! Another plus, is this historical fiction gives a good insight into the era and the events surrounding the first afghan war.
While this book is the first tin a 12 book series, I think one was all I will fi time to read. ( )
  Daniel_M_Oz | Feb 25, 2024 |
For starters, Harry Flashman is expelled from school as a drunken bully. After seducing his father's mistress, he begins a secret life that leads from the boudoirs and bordellos of Victorian England to the erotic frontiers of her exotic Empire. Along the way he lies, cheats, steals, fights fixed duels, betrays his country and proves a coward on the battlefield.

Let's face it: Flashman is not really a nice guy. He's a bully, a coward, a rapist, a racist and a drunk. His survival instinct means that he manages to get out of scrapes that can (and does) kill everyone around him. People around him mistake his cowardice, and resulting survival against all odds, as some form of heroism.

Kicked out of Rugby, and having been blackmailed from one regiment to the next after marrying one of his conquests, he ends up in Afghanistan in the late 19th century - at a time when the British are to make one of their more ignoble retreats back to India. Whole regiments are slaugtered around Flashman, due in no small part to the incompitence of the officers around him. [written in 1969, decades before 9/11, this is a fictional illustration of why the West will never win in Afghanistan and would be lucky to come out with a draw].

Did get a bit bored with the tediously long chapters and the constant battles, so not sure I'd like to read a sequel. ( )
  nordie | Oct 14, 2023 |
Nihilistic pulp of limited merit or use. Knowledgeably & well enough written, but we read adventure novels notably for the vicarious delight of seeing a hero (= imagining ourselves) “take charge” against hostile situations which threaten him on the most existential level. So it’s *very* blue-balling & quickly repetitive - after some early chapters’ admitted amusement - to have patiently to read through the very opposite actions again & again.

Two satisfying exceptions: The snake pit, where the protagonist (having no choice) shows himself unusually resolute & lethal. & the ending, where he suffers some subtly crafted & humorous consequences for his overall behaviour via two final - cushy, but irreversibly humiliating - developments.

Still. Hardly time optimally spent, & I largely regret it. ( )
  SkjaldOfBorea | Jul 30, 2023 |
It was sheer coincidence that I read this only a few months after The Far Pavilions... For those unfamiliar with either of these books, they both deal with 19th century British army in India & Afghanistan. Flashman is involved in the first Anglo-Afghan war while Ashton Pelham-Martyn was present for the second Anglo-Afghan war; neither of them were typical British Army but otherwise they are quite different characters!!

Flashman could be called an anti-hero I suppose; he certainly describes himself that way, as a coward & scoundrel. His actions, particularly in regard to women, are awful but the reader can't help liking him. Perhaps it is because he is so open about all his weaknesses that one prefers him to the braver but stupider (or hypocritical) soldiers around him. In any case, as in Far Pavilions, the reader is left shaking his/her head at the incredible incompetence and arrogance of the leaders in the British army. ( )
  leslie.98 | Jun 27, 2023 |
What a fun read. This guy is a mess, not much about him to like, and quite a lot to despise. His story, though, is incredible and very entertaining. He's still an interesting character, huge flaws and all. I suppose this is somewhat like reading a story from the villain's perspective, although he's not quite a villain; he's certainly not the good guy, either. It's great to read the story from the POV of such a character, with the motivations and inner monologue to explain some of his behavior. The reader can see just how shameful of a person he is, and yet still want to follow his story. ( )
  jessoftheBooks | Aug 23, 2022 |
Mostrando 1-5 de 66 (seguinte | mostrar todos)
sem críticas | adicionar uma crítica
Tem de autenticar-se para poder editar dados do Conhecimento Comum.
Para mais ajuda veja a página de ajuda do Conhecimento Comum.
Título canónico
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Título original
Títulos alternativos
Data da publicação original
Pessoas/Personagens
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Locais importantes
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Acontecimentos importantes
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Filmes relacionados
Epígrafe
Dedicatória
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
For Kath
Primeiras palavras
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Hughes got it wrong, in one important detail.
Citações
Últimas palavras
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Nota de desambiguação
Editores da Editora
Autores de citações elogiosas (normalmente na contracapa do livro)
Língua original
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
DDC/MDS canónico
LCC Canónico

Referências a esta obra em recursos externos.

Wikipédia em inglês (3)

Fiction. Literature. Historical Fiction. Humor (Fiction.) HTML:If ever there was a time when I felt that 'watcher-of-the-skies-when-a-new-planet' stuff, it was when I read the first Flashman." P.G. Wodehouse

Fraser revives Flashman, a caddish bully from Tom Brown's Schooldays by Thomas Hughes, and relates Flashmans adventures after he is expelled in drunken disgrace from Rugby school in the late 1830s. Flashy enlists in the Eleventh Light Dragoons and is promptly sent to India and Afghanistan, where despite his consistently cowardly behavior he always manages to come out on top. Flashman is an incorrigible anti-hero for the ages. This humorous adventure book will appeal to fans of historical fiction, military fiction, and British history as well as to fans of Clive Cussler, James Bond, and The Three Musketeers. 
 
Flashman is the first book of the famous Flashman Papers series.

Não foram encontradas descrições de bibliotecas.

Descrição do livro
Resumo Haiku

Current Discussions

Nenhum(a)

Capas populares

Ligações Rápidas

Avaliação

Média: (3.95)
0.5 2
1 10
1.5
2 31
2.5 7
3 109
3.5 35
4 225
4.5 23
5 194

É você?

Torne-se num Autor LibraryThing.

 

Acerca | Contacto | LibraryThing.com | Privacidade/Termos | Ajuda/Perguntas Frequentes | Blogue | Loja | APIs | TinyCat | Bibliotecas Legadas | Primeiros Críticos | Conhecimento Comum | 204,218,392 livros! | Barra de topo: Sempre visível