The Adventures of Gerard – Arthur Conan Doyle
The second series of stories dealing with the exploits and Gasconades of the dashing, vain, but very lovable soldier of the great Napoleon. These new stories tell of the Brigadier in Russia, Spain, England, and France; show how he saved the Emperor’s life during the flight from the field of Waterloo, and how six years later he looked for the last time upon the face of bis master.
The Adventures of Gerard.
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Short biography of the author (from Wikipedia):
Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ, DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. Originally a physician, in 1887 he published A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels about Holmes and Dr. Watson. In addition, Doyle wrote over fifty short stories featuring the famous detective.
The Sherlock Holmes stories are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. Doyle is also known for writing the fictional adventures of Professor Challenger and for propagating the mystery of the Mary Celeste. He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels.
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