The Adventures of Gerard

The Adventures of Gerard

by Arthur Conan Doyle
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Overview

The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781447573999
Publisher: Lulu.com
Publication date: 10/18/2011
Sold by: LULU PRESS
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 319 KB

About the Author

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 - 7 July 1930) was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. Originally a physician, in 1887 he published A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels about Holmes and Dr. Watson. In addition, Doyle wrote over fifty short stories featuring the famous detective.
The Sherlock Holmes stories are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. Doyle is also known for writing the fictional adventures of Professor Challenger and for propagating the mystery of the Mary Celeste. He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels.

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 Adventures Of Gerard 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very entertaining book by Conan Doyle.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was so much more than just "Sherlock Holmes".
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It really does
John DeIorio More than 1 year ago
Is it goooood????