Adventures of Gerard
"I have seen a great many cities, my friends. I would not dare to tell you how many I have entered as a conqueror, with eight hundred of my little fighting devils clanking and jingling behind me!" So begin the adventures of a band of French Hussars during "that inconceivable Napoleonic past when France, like an angel of wrath, rose up, splendid and terrible, before a cowering continent." Famous for his literary creation Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) brought other characters to notably forceful life upon the page, including that brilliant battler well-hated by the English of Wellington's Army -- the Brigadier Gerard!
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing
I like these tales, written in the Sherlockian hiatus by Conan Doyle. We follow our hero through his exploits, some of which are taken from the memoirs of an hussar, Baron de Marbot, and others just fun stuff. I view Gerard as an ancestor of Flashman rather than Sharpe. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dulac3 - LibraryThing
"At Waterloo, although, in a sense, I was present, I was unable to fight, and the enemy was victorious. It is not for me to say that there is a connection between these two things. You know me too ... Read full review