The Illustrated & Complete Brigadier Gerard: All 18 Stories with the Original Strand Magazine Illustrations by Wollen and Paget

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9781846773938: The Illustrated & Complete Brigadier Gerard: All 18 Stories with the Original Strand Magazine Illustrations by Wollen and Paget
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At the head of the Grande Armee march the Hussars of Conflans-and leading them is Brigadier Gerard!

These are the adventures of Conan Doyle's incomparable French hero-the finest swordsman in the Light Cavalry-Etienne Gerard. Arranged for the first time in historical chronological order, his many enthusiasts can now properly appreciate his colourful career as he fights, loves and blunders his way through the Napoleonic epoch-from his earliest adventure as a young blade determined to reach his lady love despite the unwelcome attention of her fathers bull-through many campaigns and special missions-to the bloody field of Waterloo, the downfall of his beloved Emperor and beyond. This is the complete collection of these classic stories. What makes this edition exceptional is the inclusion of nearly 140 illustrations-mostly by the famed military artist William Barnes Wollen-which accurately portray the spirit of the stories and the uniforms and scenes of the events they portray. At last the modern reader can fully appreciate the Brigadier as he originally appeared in The Strand magazine. This unique volume will be a delight for fans of Conan Doyle and the Brigadier-and will be a perfect addition to the libraries of enthusiasts of the age of Napoleon in fiction and in history alike. Available now for collectors from Leonaur in soft back and a hardcover with dust-jacket, this book is destined to be treasured forever by those who own it.

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