Royal Flash, from the Flashman Papers - Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 1 Summary

Harry Flashman, a captain in the Horse Guards, has just returned from serving his country in Afghanistan. Although Flash is only a captain, he is well loved, admired, and considered to be a hero by most standards. Flash takes full advantage of this status as a member of London society and combined with an affluence he attained through marriage, spends a great deal of time traveling about the city.

Upon Flash's return, he discovers that his wife, Elspeth, is unfaithful. While this is not acceptable, confronting her would prove nothing but to have him out on the street. Instead, Flash returns to his former role as socialite and carouser. While Flash is glad to be back in London, he spends time mourning the introduction of the Victorian era, with a more demure style of dress for the ladies and less action in the...

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