Uncle Bernac: A Memory of the Empire

Uncle Bernac: A Memory of the Empire

by Arthur Conan Doyle
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Uncle Bernac: A Memory of the Empire by Arthur Conan Doyle

This was one of several fictional historical works that Doyle wrote during the last five years of the 19th century, as he tried to find something to replace Sherlock Holmes, whom he had killed off at the end of 1894. Doyle was later to dismiss this book as a failure, though he always liked his lengthy description of Napoleon (which he actually had written before beginning the book) -- ".. I was still unable to determine whether I was dealing with a great hero or with a great scoundrel. Of the adjective only could I be sure."

This murder mystery novel relates the story of a young Frenchman, who, grown up in England, returns to France during the time of Napoleon Bonaparte's "Prise de pouvoir" to offer him his services, and the adventures this causes him to be involved in.

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BN ID: 2940026319411
Publisher: Smith, Elder
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 359 KB

About the Author

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (1859 - 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 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 popularize the mystery of the Mary Celeste.

Date of Birth:

May 22, 1859

Date of Death:

July 7, 1930

Place of Birth:

Edinburgh, Scotland

Place of Death:

Crowborough, Sussex, England


Edinburgh University, B.M., 1881; M.D., 1885

Table of Contents

Chapter IThe Coast of France3
Chapter IIThe Salt-Marsh20
Chapter IIIThe Ruined Cottage33
Chapter IVMen of the Night41
Chapter VThe Law55
Chapter VIThe Secret Passage68
Chapter VIIThe Owner of Grosbois81
Chapter VIIICousin Sibylle92
Chapter IXThe Camp of Boulogne106
Chapter XThe Ante-Room120
Chapter XIThe Secretary136
Chapter XIIThe Man of Action147
Chapter XIIIThe Man of Dreams173
Chapter XIVJosephine189
Chapter XVThe Reception of the Empress203
Chapter XVIThe Library of Grosbois226
Chapter XVIIThe End245

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