The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard

The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard

by Arthur Conan Doyle

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The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle

Having killed off Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle began a new series of tales on a very different theme. Brigadier Gerard is an officer in Napoleon’s army — recklessly brave, engagingly openhearted, and unshakable, if not a little absurd, in his devotion to the enigmatic Emperor. The Brigadier’s wonderful comic adventures, long established in the affections of Conan Doyle’s admirers as second only to those of the incomparable Holmes, are sure to find new devotees among the ardent fans of such writers as Patrick O’Brian and George MacDonald Fraser. "Brigadier Gerard is, after Holmes and Watson, Conan Doyle's most successful literary creation." — Julian Symons

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781726458788
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/08/2018
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.39(d)

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 Exploits Of Brigadier Gerard 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
dnDN More than 1 year ago
i chose this book because of the author--sir arthur conan doyle---before he was a Sir.-having read just his Sherlock books, i wanted to see what his other books could be like, and this one is a definite winner.---composed to a short story per chapter, this book tells of the exploits of brigadier general gerard---a young, dashing, and thoroughly entertaining soldier during the time of Napoleon. this book is great escapism. it reminds me of The Three Muskateers.it's highly recommened for anyone who is tired of modern-day times.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quirky, quippy set of tales about a bumbling but loveable veteran of Napolean's elite cavalry, by the father of Sherlock Holmes
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