Flashman at the Charge - From The Flashman Papers 1854-1855 - George MacDonald Fraser 1973 - Barrie & Jenkins, London - First Edition The fourth packet of Flashman papers, regaling us with further episodes in the life of Harry Flashman, the caddish bully of Tom Brown's School days who was expelled in drunken disgrace from Rugby school in the late 1830's.

This instalment is set during the Battle of Balaclava. Quite amazingly, our dashing, and reluctant leader is at the head of the light brigade.....

As with his previous adventures, Flashman at the Charge is rich in those qualities which one him honour and fame in his own time and have endeared him to hosts of loyal admirer since - cowardice, treachery, lechery and an unfailing instinct for survival, coupled with his own caustic humour and unsparing honesty as a historian.
  Harry Flashman; soldier, duellist, lover, imposter, coward, cad and hero, this is the story of a blackguard who enjoyed villainy for it’s own sake.

pp. 286 [2]. Publisher’s red cloth, silver lettering to spine.
  Condition: Near fine, spotting to top edge, in near fine price clipped dust jacket.   Ref: 107867   Price: HK$ 2,000