The Adventures of Gerard
Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: McClure, Phillips & Co
This book is in poor condition. Hardcover. This antiquarian book has had a long and illustrious journey through time, and its age is showing. Please look at the pictures to ascertain the condition and state of this item. If you have any questions, please ask. Green cloth boards are heavily worn along edges and corners with significant signs of shelf wear. Hinges cracked. Binding cocked. The title page and copyright page is missing. Hinges cracked. Binding cocked. Three illustrations are missing (Pages 18, 76, 204). -
--ABOUT THIS ITEM--
Brigadier Gerard is the hero of a series of 17 historical short stories, a play, and a major character in a novel by the British writer Arthur Conan Doyle. Brigadier Etienne Gerard is a Hussar officer in the French Army during the Napoleonic Wars. Gerard's most notable attribute is his vanity – he is utterly convinced that he is the bravest soldier, greatest swordsman, a most accomplished horseman, and most gallant lover in all of France. Gerard is not entirely wrong since he displays notable bravery many times, but his self-satisfaction often undercuts this. Obsessed with honor and glory, he is always ready with a stirring speech or a gallant remark to a lady. In making his hero a vain and often rather uncomprehending Frenchman, Doyle satirized both the stereotypical English view of the French and – by presenting them from Gerard's baffled point of view – English manners and attitudes.
Item Dimensions: 7.75 inches x 5.75 inches