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Adventures of Gerard

Adventures of Gerard

Adventures of Gerard

Adventures of Gerard

by Doyle, A. Conan

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London: George Newnes, Limited, c1903. Undetermined. very good. [x] 374pp. Small Octavo in original gilt lettered and decorated blue cloth with 16 plates (including frontispiece). Some minor rubbing to gilt lettering on front with some loss and minor wear to extremities. very good Collection of short stories by the celebrated author. Conan Doyle published several collections featuring soldiers in an effort to move away from his most famous creation, Sherlock Holmes.(Green & Gibson A27a) 1903

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From the book:I hope that some readers may possibly be interested in these little tales of the Napoleonic soldiers to the extent of following them up to the 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 ever read. Setting aside historical works or the biograp-hies of the leaders there is a mass of evidence written by the actual fighting men themselves, which describes their feelings and their experiences, stated always from the point of view of the particular branch of the service to which they belonged. The Cavalry were particularly happy in their writers of memoirs. Thus De Rocca in his "Memoires sur la guerre des Francais en Espagne" has given the narrative of a Hussar, while De Naylies in his "Memoires sur la guerre d'Espagne" gives the same campaigns from the point of view of the Dragoon. Then we have the "Souvenirs Militaires du Colonel de Gonneville," which treats a series of wars, including that of Spain,

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Aquila Books CA (CA)
Bookseller's Inventory #
104918
Title
Adventures of Gerard
Author
Doyle, A. Conan
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Undetermined
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity Available
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Publisher
George Newnes, Limited
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
c1903
Keywords
Classic|Conan Doyle|Sherlock Holmes|Short Stories|Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Gilt
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Rubbing
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