George MacDonald Fraser

1925 - 2008

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George MacDonald Fraser (2 April 1925 – 2 January 2008) was a Scottish author and screenwriter. He is best known for a series of works that featured the character Flashman. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George MacDonald Fraser has received more than 457,476 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. George MacDonald Fraser is the 6,503rd most popular writer (down from 5,638th in 2019), the 5,776th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 4,853rd in 2019) and the 659th most popular British Writer.

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  • 460k

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  • 40.56

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 17

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.91

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.35

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Flashman at the Charge
Fiction, British, Harry Paget Flashman (Fictitious character)
Celebrated Victorian bounder, cad, and lecher, Sir Harry Flashman, V. C. , returns to play his (reluctant) part in the charge of the Light Brigade in the fourth volume of the critically acclaimed Flashman Papers. As the British cavalry prepared to launch themselves against the Russian guns at Balaclava, Harry Flashman was petrified. But the Crimea was only the beginning: beyond lay the snowbound wastes of the great Russian slave empire, torture and death, headlong escapes from relentless enemies, savage tribal hordes to the right of him, passionate females to the left of him... And finally that unknown but desperate war on the roof of the world, when India was the prize, and there was nothing to stop the armed might of Imperial Russia but the wavering sabre and terrified ingenuity of old Flashy himself.
Fiction, British, Harry Paget Flashman (Fictitious character)
Fraser’s comic novel, written as an autobiographical account, tells the story of Harry Flashman, the bully from Tom Brown’s Schooldays, in his own words. Beginning with his expulsion from Rugby School Flashman goes on to join Lord Cardigan’s Light Dragoons and despite his best efforts to avoid any fighting inadvertently becomes a national hero due to some unlikely exploits in the Anglo-Afghan War.
Flashman in the Great Game
Fiction in English, Harry Paget Flashman (Fictitious character), British
Flashman and the redskins
Fiction, Indians of North America, Harry Paget Flashman (Fictitious character)
The Pyrates
Pirates, Fiction, Historical Fiction
Repackaged to tie-in with hardback publication of 'The Reavers' and to appeal to a new generation of George MacDonald Fraser fans, 'The Pyrates' is a swashbuckling romp of a novel. The Pyrates is all the swashbucklers that ever were, rolled into one great Technicoloured pantomime – tall ships and desert islands, impossibly gallant adventurers and glamorous heroines, buried treasure and Black Spots, devilish Dons and ghastly dungeons, plots, duels, escapes, savage rituals, tender romance and steaming passion, all to the accompaniment of ringing steel, thunderous broadsides, sweeping film music, and the sound of cursing extras falling in the water and exchanging period dialogue. Even Hollywood buccaneers were never like this.
Quartered Safe Out Here
World War, 1939-1945, Biography, British Personal narratives

Page views of George MacDonald Frasers by language

Over the past year George MacDonald Fraser has had the most page views in the with 52,210 views, followed by Spanish (2,559), and German (2,237). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Indonesian (40.56%), Egyptian Arabic (35.90%), and Basque (26.41%)


Among writers, George MacDonald Fraser ranks 6,503 out of 7,302Before her are Lidija Dimkovska, Vachel Lindsay, Ogden Nash, John Arden, Jasper Fforde, and Christopher Moore. After her are Countee Cullen, F. Sionil José, Patrick Kavanagh, Richelle Mead, John Lydgate, and Alice Sebold.

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Among people born in 1925, George MacDonald Fraser ranks 510Before her are Robert Cormier, Finn Pedersen, Cara Williams, Aristid Lindenmayer, Christopher Zeeman, and Bobby Ball. After her are Ted Lindsay, Morgan Woodward, Virginia Capers, Jimmy Dickinson, Peggy Cummins, and John Compton. Among people deceased in 2008, George MacDonald Fraser ranks 377Before her are Andrew M. Gleason, Maryvonne Dupureur, Chuck Daigh, Forrest J Ackerman, Hazel Court, and Julie Ege. After her are Tsvetanka Khristova, B. R. Chopra, El Kazovsky, Francis Pym, John Rutsey, and Don LaFontaine.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, George MacDonald Fraser ranks 5,776 out of 8,785Before her are Martyn Poliakoff (1947), John Arden (1930), Juno Temple (1989), Bartholomew Gosnold (1572), Allenby Chilton (1918), and Jasper Fforde (1961). After her are Ninian Stephen (1923), Edward Andrade (1887), Alan Cox (1968), John Lydgate (1370), Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford (1868), and Dave Greenfield (1949).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, George MacDonald Fraser ranks 659Before her are Sabine Baring-Gould (1834), Walter Besant (1836), Angus Wilson (1913), Felicia Hemans (1793), John Arden (1930), and Jasper Fforde (1961). After her are John Lydgate (1370), Sidney Lee (1859), Charles Stross (1964), John Gribbin (1946), Elizabeth Inchbald (1753), and Richard Lovelace (1617).