Exploits and Adventures of Brigadier Gerard

Front Cover
New York Review of Books, 2001 - Fiction - 417 pages
1 Review
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.

What people are saying - Write a review

Exploits and adventures of Brigadier Gerard

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

Conan Doyle is another one of those guys who wrote a ton of stuff but who is remembered now only for his Holmes/Watson mysteries. The 17 stories collected here follow the title character, a ... Read full review


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 Brigadier Came to the Castle of Gloom
How the Brigadier Took the Field
How the Brigadier Was Tempted by the Devil
How the Brigadier Played for a Kingdom
How the Brigadier Saved the Army
How the Brigadier Rode to Minsk
Brigadier Gerard at Waterloo
The Adventure of the Nine Prussian Horsemen
The Brigadier in England
How the Brigadier Joined the Hussars of Conflans
How Etienne Gerard Said Goodbye to His Master
The Marriage of the Brigadier

The Crime of the Brigadier
How Brigadier Gerard Lost His Ear

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2001)

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.

Bibliographic information