Order of Flashman Papers Books
The Flashman Papers is a series of historical fiction novels by British author George MacDonald Fraser. The lead character of the series (Harry Flashman) was created by Fraser, but based on a character called Flashman that was created by Thomas Hughes for his novel Tom Brown’s School Days. Harry Flashman is a cowardly British soldier who has been expelled from school and has joined the military. He ends up being involved with several historical events during the 19th century all around the world from Britain to India, the Middle East, the U.S., Africa and Europe. Flashman is a ladies’ man who hits on virtually every female character he comes across, although he doesn’t always succeed.
George MacDonald Fraser began his Flashman Papers series in 1969 with the novel Flashman. The series lasted 12 novels, concluding with the novel Flashman on the March, published in 2005. Below is a list of George MacDonald Fraser’s Flashman Papers books in order of when they were originally published (as well as in chronological order):
Publication Order of Flashman Papers Books
Chronological Order of Flashman Papers Books
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Flashman Papers Synopsis: Flashman is the first Flashman Papers novel by George MacDonald Fraser. Reluctant military hero Harry Flashman has three major talents – he can ride a horse, learns new languages and… lovemaking. He ends up playing a big part in some of the most important battles of the 19th century even though he doesn’t want any part of them. He has been expelled from Rugby due to his love of drink and has been kicked out of home for trying to seduce his dad’s mistress, so the only ones who will have him is Lord Cardigan’s Hussars. From there, he heads off to Afghanistan to hone his skills as a soldier, duellist, imposter, coward and amorist. and then he’s off to perform his duties as a secret agent in a great historic disaster in Kabul.