The Complete Brigadier Gerard (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

The Complete Brigadier Gerard (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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by Arthur Conan Doyle, Clifford Goldfarb
     
 

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The Emperor Napoleon fondly said of Etienne Gerard "that if he has the thickest head he has also the stoutest heart in my army." This description accurately captures the self-described hero of eighteen gem-like short stories produced by Arthur Conan Doyle. Brigadier Gerard, a bombastic, heroic gascon hussar, doer of many improbable deeds, was an unimaginative man of

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The Emperor Napoleon fondly said of Etienne Gerard "that if he has the thickest head he has also the stoutest heart in my army." This description accurately captures the self-described hero of eighteen gem-like short stories produced by Arthur Conan Doyle. Brigadier Gerard, a bombastic, heroic gascon hussar, doer of many improbable deeds, was an unimaginative man of small intellect, but brave and resourceful in a crisis. The shadow of Sherlock Holmes has for too long deprived the Gerard tales of their rightful place among the finest short historical fiction of their time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760768891
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
07/16/2005
Series:
Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

A prolific author of books, short stories, poetry, and more, the Scottish writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) is best known for the creation of one of literature’s most vivid and enduring characters: Sherlock Holmes. Through detailed observation, vast knowledge, and brilliant deduction, Holmes and his trusted friend, Dr. Watson, step into the swirling fog of Victorian London to rescue the innocent, confound the guilty, and solve the most perplexing puzzles known to literature.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
May 22, 1859
Date of Death:
July 7, 1930
Place of Birth:
Edinburgh, Scotland
Place of Death:
Crowborough, Sussex, England
Education:
Edinburgh University, B.M., 1881; M.D., 1885

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The Complete Brigadier Gerard (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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For Sherlock Holmes fans, this is something completely different. The hero is somewhat clownish, but usually lands on his feet. The stories are light, humorous action stories rather than mysteries. Not up to Conan Doyle's best Sherlock Homes stories, but entertaining.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Here is a book portraying military prowess and expertise at its highest--and most incredulous. I actually laughed out loud through several of Gerard's exploits. Who would have guessed that the author of Holmes was also an expert at wit?!