The Complete Brigadier Gerard

In this book, Arthur Conan Doyle created a hero worthy to take his place in the great line stretching from Homer's Odysseus to George MacDonald Fraser's Flashman, nearest of all perhaps to Stevenson's Allan Breck and Wodehouse's Bertie ...

The Complete Brigadier Gerard

A complete collection of the Brigadier Etienne Gerard stories by Arthur Conan Doyle set during the time of Napoleon and his followers, and the awakened nationalisms of the peoples who they enraged. The book includes a forgotten precusor to the stories called A Foreign Office Romance.

The Complete Brigadier Gerard Stories

Introduction Prologue: A Foreign Office Romance THE EXPLOITS OF
BRIGADIER GERARD: The Medal of Brigadier Gerard How the Brigadier Held
the King How the King Held the Brigadier How the Brigadier Slew the Brothers of
Ajaccio How ...

The Complete Brigadier Gerard Stories

Four literary works portraying both the gritty beauty and the brutality of Glasgow and western Scotland in the mid-twentieth century. Includes: Poor Tom by Edwin Muir Fernie Brae by J. F. Hendry From Scenes Like These by Gordon M. Williams Apprentice by Tom Gallacher Introduced by Liam McIlvanney, award-winning author of The Quaker, Growing Up in the West presents four very different and memorably vivid accounts of what it was to be young and growing up in Glasgow and the west of Scotland, from the 1930s to the 1960s. Poor Tom tells of a young man’s struggle to come to terms with the slow death of his brother in the city slums of a culturally impoverished Scotland. Fernie Brae celebrates the growth and education of a sensitive youth in a novel reminiscent of Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Gordon Williams’s novel From Scenes Like These tells a grimmer story as its young protagonist eventually succumbs to a culture of drink and violence in which the harshness of life on the land sits next to industrial sprawl. Finally, set in the Clydeside shipyards, the wryly observant and humorous style of Apprentice strikes a happier note from the 1960s.

The Illustrated and Complete Brigadier Gerard

At the head of the Grande Armee march the Hussars of Conflans-and leading them is Brigadier Gerard! These are the adventures of Conan Doyle's incomparable French hero-the finest swordsman in the Light Cavalry-Etienne Gerard.

The Illustrated and Complete Brigadier Gerard

At the head of the Grande Armee march the Hussars of Conflans-and leading them is Brigadier Gerard! These are the adventures of Conan Doyle's incomparable French hero-the finest swordsman in the Light Cavalry-Etienne Gerard. Arranged for the first time in historical chronological order, his many enthusiasts can now properly appreciate his colourful career as he fights, loves and blunders his way through the Napoleonic epoch-from his earliest adventure as a young blade determined to reach his lady love despite the unwelcome attention of her fathers bull-through many campaigns and special missions-to the bloody field of Waterloo, the downfall of his beloved Emperor and beyond. This is the complete collection of these classic stories. What makes this edition exceptional is the inclusion of nearly 140 illustrations-mostly by the famed military artist William Barnes Wollen-which accurately portray the spirit of the stories and the uniforms and scenes of the events they portray. At last the modern reader can fully appreciate the Brigadier as he originally appeared in The Strand magazine. This unique volume will be a delight for fans of Conan Doyle and the Brigadier-and will be a perfect addition to the libraries of enthusiasts of the age of Napoleon in fiction and in history alike. Available now for collectors from Leonaur in soft back and a hardcover with dust-jacket, this book is destined to be treasured forever by those who own it.

The Complete Brigadier Gerard

Flashman's George MacDonald Fraser called the book "A splendid catalogue of secret missions, escapes, love affairs, disguises, duels and occasional disasters." With 55 original illustrations by W.B.Wollen.

The Complete Brigadier Gerard

The Complete Brigadier Gerard has the brigadier recounting his adventures in the Peninsular War, the retreat from Moscow and at Waterloo. Flashman's George MacDonald Fraser called the book "A splendid catalogue of secret missions, escapes, love affairs, disguises, duels and occasional disasters." With 55 original illustrations by W.B.Wollen.

The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard

The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard


The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard

Brigadier. Played. for. a. Kingdom. It has sometimes struck me that some of you,
when you have heard metell these ... It is true that I have had to depict myself
sometimes as brave, sometimes as full of resource, alwaysasinteresting; but, then
, ...

The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard

From Naples to Vienna, Madrid, Lisbon and Moscow, Etienne Gerard, a dashing brigadier in Napoleon's Grand Army, recounts his exploits and adventures. A hero, brave, and witty, he is embroiled in a vast array of scrapes and skirmishes, battles and capture. This is surely one of the finest series of historical short story collections in literature.

The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard Illustrated

In this new complete edition, which includes 55 original illustrations by W B Wollen, the aged Brigadier tells all his tales of Napoleonic gloire, quite unhindered by any sense of false modesty.

The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard Illustrated

"The finest historical short stories ever written" is Conan-Doyle expert Owen Edwards' verdict on the Brigadier Gerard series. In this new complete edition, which includes 55 original illustrations by W B Wollen, the aged Brigadier tells all his tales of Napoleonic gloire, quite unhindered by any sense of false modesty. He was, he tells us, "the finest horseman ... and the best swordsman in the entire Grande Armee", an outstandingly brave, hot-blooded hussar who was, of course, beloved by any woman fortunate to cast her eyes upon him. Nor was the Emperor unaware of Etienne Gerard's accomplishments, and sought him out for a variety of secret, or especially dangerous assignments. And so we are told of wild adventures from the Peninsular War, Waterloo, the retreat from Moscow, Gerard's imprisonment in England, and even an attempt to rescue Napoleon from St. Helena.

The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard

In this new complete edition, which includes 55 original illustrations by W B Wollen, the aged Brigadier tells all his tales of Napoleonic gloire, quite unhindered by any sense of false modesty.

The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard

"The finest historical short stories ever written" is Conan-Doyle expert Owen Edwards' verdict on the Brigadier Gerard series. In this new complete edition, which includes 55 original illustrations by W B Wollen, the aged Brigadier tells all his tales of Napoleonic gloire, quite unhindered by any sense of false modesty. He was, he tells us, "the finest horseman ... and the best swordsman in the entire Grande Armee", an outstandingly brave, hot-blooded hussar who was, of course, beloved by any woman fortunate to cast her eyes upon him. Nor was the Emperor unaware of Etienne Gerard's accomplishments, and sought him out for a variety of secret, or especially dangerous assignments. And so we are told of wild adventures from the Peninsular War, Waterloo, the retreat from Moscow, Gerard's imprisonment in England, and even an attempt to rescue Napoleon from St. Helena.

The Exploits and Adventures of Brigadier Gerard

There is no braver officer in Napoleon’s cavalry than étienne Gerard – especially in his own opinion.

The Exploits and Adventures of Brigadier Gerard

There is no braver officer in Napoleon’s cavalry than étienne Gerard – especially in his own opinion. Whether kidnapped by gangs of brigands or outnumbered by enemy troops, the plucky little soldier is constantly gallant, chivalrous and ready to face any danger, even if he doesn’t always think before he acts. With great gusto Gerard recounts the swashbuckling exploits and adventures of his glittering military career – carrying out secret missions for Napoleon, eluding capture by the Duke of Wellington, making a daring break from an English prison, rescuing ladies in distress, duelling to the death against the dastardly Baron Straubenthal and even saving the day at the Battle of Waterloo.

The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard Illustrated

In this new complete edition, which includes 55 original illustrations by W B Wollen, the aged Brigadier tells all his tales of Napoleonic gloire, quite unhindered by any sense of false modesty.

The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard Illustrated

"The finest historical short stories ever written" is Conan-Doyle expert Owen Edwards' verdict on the Brigadier Gerard series. In this new complete edition, which includes 55 original illustrations by W B Wollen, the aged Brigadier tells all his tales of Napoleonic gloire, quite unhindered by any sense of false modesty. He was, he tells us, "the finest horseman ... and the best swordsman in the entire Grande Armee", an outstandingly brave, hot-blooded hussar who was, of course, beloved by any woman fortunate to cast her eyes upon him. Nor was the Emperor unaware of Etienne Gerard's accomplishments, and sought him out for a variety of secret, or especially dangerous assignments. And so we are told of wild adventures from the Peninsular War, Waterloo, the retreat from Moscow, Gerard's imprisonment in England, and even an attempt to rescue Napoleon from St. Helena.

The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard 1896 by A Conan Doyle Novel

In "How the Brigadier Rode to Minsk" he attends a review of troops about to depart for the Crimea (1854-5), and this is the last identifiable date in his life, although "The Last Adventure of the Brigadier" has a still later setting, with ...

The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard  1896   by A Conan Doyle  Novel

For the horse of the same name, see Brigadier Gerard (horse). Brigadier Gerard is the hero of a series of historical short stories by the British writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The hero, Etienne Gerard, is a Hussar officer in the French Army during the Napoleonic Wars. Gerard's most notable attribute is his vanity - he is utterly convinced that he is the bravest soldier, greatest swordsman, most accomplished horseman and most gallant lover in all France. Gerard is not entirely wrong, since he displays notable bravery on many occasions, but his self-satisfaction undercuts this quite often. Obsessed with honour and glory, he is always ready with a stirring speech or a gallant remark to a lady. Conan Doyle, in making his hero a vain, and often rather uncomprehending, Frenchman, was able to satirise both the stereotypical English view of the French and - by presenting them from Gerard's baffled point of view - English manners and attitudes.Gerard tells the stories from the point of view of an old man now living in retirement in Paris. We discover that he was born in Gascony in the early 1780s (he is 25 in "How the Brigadier Captured Saragossa"). In "How the Brigadier Rode to Minsk" he attends a review of troops about to depart for the Crimea (1854-5), and this is the last identifiable date in his life, although "The Last Adventure of the Brigadier" has a still later setting, with Gerard about to return to his Gascon homeland. He first joins the 2nd Hussars - the Hussars of Chamberan - around 1799, serving as a lieutenant and junior captain. He first sees action at Marengo in Italy in 1800. He transfers to the 3rd Hussars of Conflans in 1807 as a senior captain

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The Exploits and Adventures of Brigadier Gerard Illustrated

"The finest historical short stories ever written" is Conan-Doyle expert Owen Edwards' verdict on the Brigadier Gerard series. ...

The Exploits and Adventures of Brigadier Gerard Illustrated

"The finest historical short stories ever written" is Conan-Doyle expert Owen Edwards' verdict on the Brigadier Gerard series. ...

The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard Annotated

Brigadier Gerard is the comedic hero of a series of 17 historical short stories, a play, and a major character in a novel by the British writer Arthur Conan Doyle.

The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard Annotated

Brigadier Gerard is the comedic hero of a series of 17 historical short stories, a play, and a major character in a novel by the British writer Arthur Conan Doyle. Brigadier Etienne Gerard is a Hussar officer in the French Army during the Napoleonic Wars.

The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard Illustrated

In this new complete edition, which includes 55 original illustrations by W B Wollen, the aged Brigadier tells all his tales of Napoleonic gloire, quite unhindered by any sense of false modesty.

The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard Illustrated

"The finest historical short stories ever written" is Conan-Doyle expert Owen Edwards' verdict on the Brigadier Gerard series. In this new complete edition, which includes 55 original illustrations by W B Wollen, the aged Brigadier tells all his tales of Napoleonic gloire, quite unhindered by any sense of false modesty. He was, he tells us, "the finest horseman ... and the best swordsman in the entire Grande Armee", an outstandingly brave, hot-blooded hussar who was, of course, beloved by any woman fortunate to cast her eyes upon him. Nor was the Emperor unaware of Etienne Gerard's accomplishments, and sought him out for a variety of secret, or especially dangerous assignments. And so we are told of wild adventures from the Peninsular War, Waterloo, the retreat from Moscow, Gerard's imprisonment in England, and even an attempt to rescue Napoleon from St. Helena.

The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard Publishing People Series

You do very well, my friends, to treat me with some little reverence, for in honouring me you are honouring both France and yourselves.

The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard   Publishing People Series

You do very well, my friends, to treat me with some little reverence, for in honouring me you are honouring both France and yourselves. It is not merely an old, grey-moustached officer whom you see eating his omelette or draining his glass, but it is a fragment of history. In me you see one of the last of those wonderful men, the men who were veterans when they were yet boys, who learned to use a sword earlier than a razor, and who during a hundred battles had never once let the enemy see the colour of their knapsacks.