The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard

The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard

by Arthur Conan Doyle

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Overview

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: 9782291076575
Publisher: JA
Publication date: 07/23/2019
Sold by: Bookwire
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 90
Sales rank: 871,605
File size: 410 KB

About the Author

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ DL (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 and more than fifty short stories about Holmes and Dr. Watson. The Sherlock Holmes stories are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. Doyle was a prolific writer; his non-Sherlockian works include fantasy and science fiction stories about Professor Challenger and humorous stories about the Napoleonic soldier Brigadier Gerard, as well as plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels. One of Doyle's early short stories, "J. Habakuk Jephson's Statement", helped to popularise the mystery of the Mary Celeste. (Wikipedia)

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 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 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
markbstephenson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Was Brigadier Gerard the original of Inspector Clousseau?Very vivid, action-packed and amusing.
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