Adventures of Gerard [NOOK Book]

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Napoleon's presumptuous but unsung hero, the Brigadier Gerard, faces certain death at every turn while outwitting the enemies of France as he careens across Europe during the Napoleonic Wars.

This series of eight stories includes: I) How Brigadier Gerard Lost His Ear, II) How the Brigadier Captured Saragossa, III) How the Brigadier Slew the Fox, IV) How the Brigadier Saved the Army, V) How the Brigadier Triumphed in England, VI) How the Brigadier Rode to Minsk, VII) How the ...

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Overview

Napoleon's presumptuous but unsung hero, the Brigadier Gerard, faces certain death at every turn while outwitting the enemies of France as he careens across Europe during the Napoleonic Wars.

This series of eight stories includes: I) How Brigadier Gerard Lost His Ear, II) How the Brigadier Captured Saragossa, III) How the Brigadier Slew the Fox, IV) How the Brigadier Saved the Army, V) How the Brigadier Triumphed in England, VI) How the Brigadier Rode to Minsk, VII) How the Brigadier Bore Himself at Waterloo, and VIII) The Last Adventure of the Brigadier.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940017730829
  • Publisher: London T. Nelson
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 367 KB

Meet the Author


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930), a Scottish writer whose works include science fiction stories, historical novels, plays, romances, poetry, and nonfiction, is best known as the creator of the detective Sherlock Holmes.

John Bolen brings his extensive theater, film, and television experience to audiobooks. His recent television appearances include CIA: Masters of Deception on the Discovery Channel, and his recent film work includes The Land and The Inn Outside the World.

Biography

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. After nine years in Jesuit schools, he went to Edinburgh University, receiving a degree in medicine in 1881. He then became an eye specialist in Southsea, with a distressing lack of success. Hoping to augment his income, he wrote his first story, A Study in Scarlet. His detective, Sherlock Holmes, was modeled in part after Dr. Joseph Bell of the Edinburgh Infirmary, a man with spectacular powers of observation, analysis, and inference. Conan Doyle may have been influenced also by his admiration for the neat plots of Gaboriau and for Poe's detective, M. Dupin. After several rejections, the story was sold to a British publisher for £25, and thus was born the world's best-known and most-loved fictional detective. Fifty-nine more Sherlock Holmes adventures followed.

Once, wearying of Holmes, his creator killed him off, but was forced by popular demand to resurrect him. Sir Arthur -- he had been knighted for this defense of the British cause in his The Great Boer War -- became an ardent Spiritualist after the death of his son Kingsley, who had been wounded at the Somme in World War I. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died in Sussex in 1930.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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    1. Also Known As:
      Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    1. Date of Birth:
      May 22, 1859
    2. Place of Birth:
      Edinburgh, Scotland
    1. Date of Death:
      July 7, 1930
    2. Place of Death:
      Crowborough, Sussex, England

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2013

    A very entertaining book by Conan Doyle.

    A very entertaining book by Conan Doyle.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2010

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    A Sloppy Photocopy of the 1903 Edition

    I was looking forward to reading these stories by Arthur Conan Doyle since I heard about them in an e-mail from Barnes & Noble. I ordered this edition based on its availability and page count. I wss disappointed at the form this edition took when it arrived. My primary complaint is with the quality of this editon. On an inside page, the publisher states that this edition is a reproduction of a 1903 edition. If so, it is a poor reproduction which looks like the original book was placed on a copy machine and copied without any attempt at quality control. The publisher admits that many pages contain flaws from the copying process and passes them off as making the edition "culturally important." I disagree, believing that such flaws lower the value of this edition. Examples: Conan Doyle's Preface breaks off in mid-word at the bottom of a page and is not resumed on the next page. The last few stories are so poorly scanned that the edge of the left-most text on the left-hand pages is cut off with a corresponding huge dark area on the right-hand side of the page. Second, the dimensions of this book are closer to that of a computer manual than the paperback book I was expecting. This may be due to the size of the orignal book. Also, the page count, which I thought indicated more stories, is really made up of many blank pages surrounding the illustrations and of advertisments for other books by the orginal publisher. Had I known about these drawbacks beforehand, I would have looked for another edition to order. Even with book-in-hand, I did not intend to return it until I disconved that this edition contains only about half the Brigadier Gerard stories. As the title states, these are "The Adventures of Gerard". There is another set, called the "Exploits of Gerard", which are not in this book. I have ordered an edition containing both and intend to return this book. I deducted only one star from this review based on the reputation of the author. I cannot speak as to the quality of the stories themselves, having chosen to wait until I receive the complete collection to make a judgement on that quarter.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2012

    No it sucks

    It really does

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    Is it goooood????

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