Exploits and Adventures of Brigadier Gerard

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New York Review of Books, 2001 - Fiction - 417 pages
23 Reviews
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.
  

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Review: The Exploits and Adventures of Brigadier Gerard

User Review  - Sara - Goodreads

George MacDonald Fraser wrote the excellent introduction to this edition of the collected Brigadier Gerard stories, in which he observed what a different sort of character is Gerard from Conan Doyle's ... Read full review

Review: The Exploits and Adventures of Brigadier Gerard

User Review  - John Walker - Goodreads

Very enjoyable book by the author of Sherlock Holmes. Brigadier Gerard is nothing like Holmes, bit of a braggart, vain, and not too bright; but he's always in the midst of danger and fool-hearty ... Read full review

Contents

The Medal of Brigadier Gerard
5
How the Brigadier Held the King
33
How the King Held the Brigadier
61
How the Brigadier Slew the Brothers of Ajaccio
87
How the Brigadier Came to the Castle of Gloom
113
How the Brigadier Took the Field
139
How the Brigadier Was Tempted by the Devil
167
How the Brigadier Played for a Kingdom
193
How the Brigadier Saved the Army
259
How the Brigadier Rode to Minsk
283
Brigadier Gerard at Waterloo
305
The Adventure of the Nine Prussian Horsemen
325
The Brigadier in England
347
How the Brigadier Joined the Hussars of Conflans
367
How Etienne Gerard Said Goodbye to His Master
391
The Marriage of the Brigadier
407

The Crime of the Brigadier
219
How Brigadier Gerard Lost His Ear
235

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) graduated from Edinburgh University with a medical degree in 1881 and traveled as a ship's doctor before settling down into a private practice. He wrote Sherlock Holmes stories for four years before killing off the suave detective, only to resurrect him in The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1902. His historical fiction took the form of a novel, The White Company (1891), and the epic tales of the adventurous Brigadier Gerard.

George MacDonald Fraser, OBE (1925 -2008) was an English-born author of Scottish descent, best known for his Flashman novels and McAuslan stories. He was also an accomplished screenwriter.

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