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ISBN: 818456628X
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Language: English
Publisher: Tutis Digital Publishing Pvt. Ltd. (January 11, 2008)
Pages: 368
Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 126
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The adventures of gerard. I. how brigadier gerard lost his ear. II.

The adventures of gerard. Il etait brave mais avec cette graine de folie dans sa bravoure que les Francais aiment. I hope that some readers may possibly be interested in these littletales of the Napoleonic soldiers to the extent of following them up tothe springs from which they flow. The age was rich in military material,some of it the most human and the most picturesque that I have everread. How the brigadier captured saragossa. III. How the brigadier slew the fox. IV. Project Gutenberg's The Adventures of Gerard, by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventures of Gerard. автор: Артур Конан Дойл (Arthur Conan Doyle). Читать на английском и переводить текст. Project Gutenberg's The Adventures of Gerard, by Arthur Conan Doyle. This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.

He was a large,fat man of jovial aspect, and he lurked with a fierce gang among themountains which lay upon our left flank. A volume might be written ofthis fellow's cruelties and brutalities, but he was certainly a man ofpower, for he organised his brigands in a manner which made it almostimpossible for us to get through his country.

These lesser known stories were penned by Conan Doyle during the period between killing off Sherlock Holmes in 1893 and reluctantly resurrecting him some ten years later.

standard or slim CD case insert. Download 64kbps M4B (189MB). These lesser known stories were penned by Conan Doyle during the period between killing off Sherlock Holmes in 1893 and reluctantly resurrecting him some ten years later. The swashbuckling, eponymous hero, Etienne Gerard, is one of Napoleon's gallant French Hussars, who considers himself the finest of them all. Through these "Boys Own Adventures", Conan Doyle pokes gentle fun at both the French and the English. This is the second volume containing eight adventures.

One moment, Major Sergine, cried Sophie. You must not be so hard upon this prisoner

One moment, Major Sergine, cried Sophie. You must not be so hard upon this prisoner. There are some special reasons why he has a claim upon our kindness and mercy.

Conan Doyle’s tales of Brigadier Etienne Gerard were originally published in the Strand Magazine between December 1894 and September 1903. If you like Sherlock Holmes, you'll get a kick out of the Adventures of Gerard. Gerard proves that one can be self-centered and arrogant if he's right. They were later issued in two volumes: The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard in February 1896 and The Adventures of Gerard in September 1903.

Published May 12th 2012. Author(s): Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Ships from and sold by The Book Depository UK. Qty: 1 . by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Author), John Bolen (Narrator).

His other books are pretty pale in comparison. Gerard is a French colonel who woos his ladies and kills his enemies with equal vigor. I think Doyle got confused with this storyline. He rather reminds me of Pepe LePew, a bit full of himself. These stories chronicle his adventures in the French army under Napoleon Bonaparte. He wasn't sure if he wanted adventure or satire, and as a result, he did neither very well, just okay. The reader is fine, no issues.

ГлавнаяЗарубежная классикаАртур Конан ДойлThe Adventures of Brigadier Gerard. The first thing which I did was to walk round the garden, and I was soon able to pick out one large stained-glass window which must belong to the chapel

ГлавнаяЗарубежная классикаАртур Конан ДойлThe Adventures of Brigadier Gerard. Уменьшить шрифт (-) Увеличить шрифт (+). Артур Конан Дойл The Adventures of Brigadier Gerard. The first thing which I did was to walk round the garden, and I was soon able to pick out one large stained-glass window which must belong to the chapel. I had understood from Hubert that the Mother Superior's room, in which the powder was stored, was near to this, and that the train had been laid through a hole in the wall from some neighbouring cell.

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Qiahmagha
Conan Doyle’s tales of Brigadier Etienne Gerard were originally published in the “Strand Magazine” between December 1894 and September 1903. They were later issued in two volumes: “The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard” in February 1896 and “The Adventures of Gerard” in September 1903. This is a review of the second of these volumes.

Retired Brigadier Gerard, now seventy, on half-pension and planting cabbages, recalls his exploits as a fast-rising young officer of Hussars in Napoleon’s Grande Armée. His tales, styled as café conversations, continue to display his imperturbable self-confidence and unabashed assessment of the many roles he filled with gallantry and renown in service to his Emperor, his country, his horses, his comrades-in-arms, and the many lovely women whom he admired and whose honor he readily defended.

This is a collection of 8 separate stories, with a couple of them being divided into two parts. The time is roughly the second decade of the 19th century, and the locations are various sites of Napoleon’s campaigns or Gerard’s temporary capture. The first of these stories, “How Brigadier Gerard Lost His Ear,” is a flashback to 1805 when the French occupied Venice and plundered its art treasures. The third, “How the Brigadier Slew the Fox,” describes Gerard’s unwitting participation in a traditional English foxhunt while on reconnaissance behind British lines in Spain. In this tale the enthusiastic but uncomprehending Gerard, mounted on the fastest horse and being an equal to any British rider, overtakes the Master of Hunt, passes through the hunting pack, and dispatches the fox with a stroke of his sword before returning to the French encampment, an unforgettable and, to the British unforgivable act that threads lightly through several other of the tales. Unlike the first collection of Gerard’s tales, the hero has no personal interactions with his Emperor until the final three episodes. In a two-part tale, “How the Brigadier Bore Himself at Waterloo,” Gerard is dispatched by Napoleon to deliver critical orders to one of Napoleon’s Field Marshals but is unable to penetrate Prussian lines to deliver the message. Upon returning to Waterloo, Gerard finds the French defeated and retreating, with the Emperor being hunted by a picked squad of nine Prussian soldiers. Napoleon temporary escapes after Gerard dons the Emperor’s distinctive coat and hat, mounts the Emperor’s horse, and leads the Prussians on a harrowing cross-country chase. In the book’s final exploit, “The Last Adventure of the Brigadier,” Gerard as the narrator foretells return to his final resting place in Gascony; and Gerard as the hero of the tale sees the mortal remains of his emperor for a final time after arriving on Saint Helena in spring of 1821 on the night of Napoleon’s death.
Alsantrius
Not in the same league as Sherlock Holmes and in a completely different mold, this set of stories about an immodest and self-absorbed tall-tale teller of the Napoleonic wars is very entertaining. Worth a few evenings, in a smoking jacked, glass of port in hand and this book.
Arith
I had no idea that Doyle had such a droll wit. Gerard's take on English sport is REALLY funny. Gerard has such self-confidence, it's impossible for him to realize what a dolt he really is. The entire book is entertaining. Because it's a collection of short stories, it makes a good lunchtime companion. Enjoy!
Cherry The Countess
Never having read this book before, I was unsure of what to expect. I found that this is quite a captivating book that leave the reader not wanting to put it down. Would recommend for someone who has a bit of time to kill...you won't want to put this down!
Mitars Riders
These are great adventure stories based on a historical setting. There isn't much tactical or military content involved, however the main character's narrative is quite entertaining.
Quemal
LES MIS:
IT WAS VERY GOOD IN PARTS
THE VACCUUM CLEANER IS A DUPLICATE OF ONE WE ALREADY HAVE.
THE BOOK WAS JUST OK.
Dddasuk
What we have here is a collection of eight stories purportedly written about a Colonel of the Hussars in Napoleon Bonaparte's Grande Armee. His stories take us from the Spanish battlefields of the Penninsula campaign, through Russia (and the retreat), the Battle of Waterloo, and a fanciful failed rescue of L'Emporer from St.Helena.

THese are stories of dashing doo and have all the Doyle hallmarks of Honor and Gentle-Manliness. One has to keep in mind that these stories were written eighty to one hundred years after the actual battles. Many of the people he wrote about, had been known to people of his parents age. So that Doyle had great insight into how these people thought and acted.

The reading (I listed to the tape read by Bolen) of the stories prevents me from commenting on the character of Etienne Gerard. Some of the comments are very drole and may be Doyles way of making the Colonel less conceited that he comes off on tape. As it is, he has little of Flashy's insight into luck and cowardice and is totally consumed by his own abilities (very french indeed). The Flashman suceeds often in spite of himself (and is the first to admit it), Gerard always suceeds because he is the best swordsman, the best horseman, the greatest......(fill in the blank).

The stories are worth reading for their marvelous description of the life of the cavalry in the early nineteenth century, and the romanticism of that time at the fin de siecle.
If you like Sherlock Holmes, you'll get a kick out of the Adventures of Gerard. Gerard proves that one can be self-centered and arrogant if he's right. Read it with an Inspector Cluzo accent... what fun.

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