Beau Geste

Front Cover
Read Books, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 410 pages
16 Reviews
Beau Geste is the adventure novel that brought the French Foreign Legion to the popular imagination. The story follows Michael "Beau" Geste and two brothers as they are accused of a crime and must escape to French North Africa and join the Legion. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Review: Beau Geste

User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

Decided to re-read this after loving it, oh, 35 years ago? I was surprised to find that I remembered the plot quite well! Probably in my high school enthusiasm, I would have given it 5 stars - it didn't thrill me quite so much this time around but it's still a good yarn. Read full review

Review: Beau Geste

User Review  - [G] - Goodreads

An immensely readable popular novel from the 1920s, unfortunately marred by contemporary reflexive anti-semitism & xenophobia. If one can ignore these elements & focus on the story, what emerges is a ... Read full review

References to this book

Bibliographic information