Flashman & the Angel of the Lord: From the Flashman Papers, 1858-59 Topics for Discussion

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How does Flashy's desire to be knighted by the Queen upon his return to London color his behavior in this novel? What incentives and vulnerabilities does it create?

What is the program of the Underground Railroad in 1859? What role does it assign to Flashy and why? What is Flashy's attitude towards it?

What is the program of Kuklos? What role does it assign to Flashy and why? What is Flashy's attitude towards it?

How does Flashy's great-grandchildren's interest in the song "John Brown's Body" flavor his telling of the story? What atmosphere does it set? Is that atmosphere carried through the entire novel?

Flashy always finds himself in dangerous situations thanks to his irrepressible sexual appetites. How do chance liaisons in this novel put him in harm's way?

What qualities in John Brown does Flashy most admire? Which does he find most reprehensible?

After killing Joe Simmons...

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