George MacDonald Fraser Writing Styles in Royal Flash, from the Flashman Papers

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Point of View

Royal Flash is a novel written in the first person. The book is said to be part of Captain Harry Flashman's memoirs and therefore is written in his own voice. The use of first person is appropriate for this reason.

Flashman's view of the world and its events lends the work an air of authenticity, suggesting the time period in which it was supposedly written. The novel was not written or published in the 19th century, but was published in 1970. Flash's voice however, can convince the reader that the book was written in Flash's later years as the author suggests.

The point of view also allows the reader to spend some time in Flash's head. The man has a somewhat unusual way of looking at events in his life and how they do or do not relate to him and his needs or desires. Flash is...

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