The Complete Brigadier Gerard Stories

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Editor: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1847674569
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Four literary works portraying both the gritty beauty and the brutality of Glasgow and western Scotland in the mid-twentieth century. Includes: Poor Tom by Edwin Muir Fernie Brae by J. F. Hendry From Scenes Like These by Gordon M. Williams Apprentice by Tom Gallacher Introduced by Liam McIlvanney, award-winning author of The Quaker, Growing Up in the West presents four very different and memorably vivid accounts of what it was to be young and growing up in Glasgow and the west of Scotland, from the 1930s to the 1960s. Poor Tom tells of a young man’s struggle to come to terms with the slow death of his brother in the city slums of a culturally impoverished Scotland. Fernie Brae celebrates the growth and education of a sensitive youth in a novel reminiscent of Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Gordon Williams’s novel From Scenes Like These tells a grimmer story as its young protagonist eventually succumbs to a culture of drink and violence in which the harshness of life on the land sits next to industrial sprawl. Finally, set in the Clydeside shipyards, the wryly observant and humorous style of Apprentice strikes a happier note from the 1960s.

The Complete Brigadier Gerard

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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ISBN: 9781911405580
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The Complete Brigadier Gerard has the brigadier recounting his adventures in the Peninsular War, the retreat from Moscow and at Waterloo. Flashman's George MacDonald Fraser called the book "A splendid catalogue of secret missions, escapes, love affairs, disguises, duels and occasional disasters." With 55 original illustrations by W.B.Wollen.

The Illustrated And Complete Brigadier Gerard

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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ISBN: 9781846773945
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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.

The Exploits Of Brigadier Gerard Illustrated

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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"The finest historical short stories ever written" is Conan-Doyle expert Owen Edwards' verdict on the Brigadier Gerard series. In this new complete edition, which includes 55 original illustrations by W B Wollen, the aged Brigadier tells all his tales of Napoleonic gloire, quite unhindered by any sense of false modesty. He was, he tells us, "the finest horseman ... and the best swordsman in the entire Grande Armee", an outstandingly brave, hot-blooded hussar who was, of course, beloved by any woman fortunate to cast her eyes upon him. Nor was the Emperor unaware of Etienne Gerard's accomplishments, and sought him out for a variety of secret, or especially dangerous assignments. And so we are told of wild adventures from the Peninsular War, Waterloo, the retreat from Moscow, Gerard's imprisonment in England, and even an attempt to rescue Napoleon from St. Helena."

The Exploits Of Brigadier Gerard Illustrated

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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"The finest historical short stories ever written" is Conan-Doyle expert Owen Edwards' verdict on the Brigadier Gerard series. In this new complete edition, which includes 55 original illustrations by W B Wollen, the aged Brigadier tells all his tales of Napoleonic gloire, quite unhindered by any sense of false modesty. He was, he tells us, "the finest horseman ... and the best swordsman in the entire Grande Armee", an outstandingly brave, hot-blooded hussar who was, of course, beloved by any woman fortunate to cast her eyes upon him. Nor was the Emperor unaware of Etienne Gerard's accomplishments, and sought him out for a variety of secret, or especially dangerous assignments. And so we are told of wild adventures from the Peninsular War, Waterloo, the retreat from Moscow, Gerard's imprisonment in England, and even an attempt to rescue Napoleon from St. Helena.

Men At War

Author: Christopher Coker
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190257482
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Since Achilles first stormed into our imagination, literature has introduced its readers to truly unforgettable martial characters. In Men at War, Christopher Coker discusses some of the most famous of these fictional creations and their impact on our understanding of war and masculinity. Grouped into five archetypes-warriors, heroes, villains, survivors and victims-these characters range across 3000 years of history, through epic poems, the modern novel and one of the twentieth century's most famous film scripts. Great authors like Homer and Tolstoy show us aspects of reality invisible except through a literary lens, while fictional characters such as Achilles and Falstaff, Robert Jordan and Jack Aubrey, are not just larger than life; they are life's largeness-and this is why we seek them out. Although the Greeks knew that the lovers, wives and mothers of soldiers are the chief victims of battle, for the combatants, war is a masculine pursuit. Each of Coker's chapters explores what fiction tells us about war's appeal to young men and the way it makes- and breaks-them. The existential appeal of war too is perhaps best conveyed in fictional accounts, and these too are scrutinized by the author.

The Exploits Of Brigadier Gerard Annotated

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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The finest historical short stories ever written" is Conan-Doyle expert Owen Edwards' verdict on the Brigadier Gerard series. In this new complete edition, which includes 55 original illustrations by W B Wollen, the aged Brigadier tells all his tales of Napoleonic gloire, quite unhindered by any sense of false modesty. He was, he tells us, "the finest horseman ... and the best swordsman in the entire Grande Armee", an outstandingly brave, hot-blooded hussar who was, of course, beloved by any woman fortunate to cast her eyes upon him. Nor was the Emperor unaware of Etienne Gerard's accomplishments, and sought him out for a variety of secret, or especially dangerous assignments. And so we are told of wild adventures from the Peninsular War, Waterloo, the retreat from Moscow, Gerard's imprisonment in England, and even an attempt to rescue Napoleon from St. Helena.

The Well At World S End

Author: Neil Gunn
Editor: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1847677983
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Introduced by J.B. Pick. The Well at the World’s End is a tour de force which plays with images and ideas in the search for philosophical truth. Taking as its anchor the concept of the well, it graduates from the physical to the mythical to the illusory and metaphorical, bringing us at last to a vision of the well as a source of personal power. Peter is a man searching for his lost youth, and during the course of the novel he finds, if not youth itself, then spiritual rejuvenation. In a light-hearted search for the well at the world’s end he wanders off among the hills, entering a realm of difference and different values people by Highlanders, each of whom unknowingly teach him about life and about himself. Neil Gunn was born in 1891, son of a fishing boat skipper from Dunbeath in Caithness. He spent part of his boyhood in Galloway where he worked in the Excise service until 1937. He is widely recognised as one of the major figures of the Scottish Literary Renaissance.

The Bad Sister

Author: Emma Tennant
Editor: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1847675581
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Introduced by Candia McWilliam. The Bad Sister Two Women of London Wild Nights This omnibus edition brings together for the first time three of Tennant’s most acclaimed works, all of which share a spiritual affinity. The Bad Sister and Two Women of London retell two Scottish masterpieces of the macabre – James Hogg’s The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner and Stevenson’s Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – resetting their claustrophobic and terrifying examinations of duality in the contemporary environment of London through female protagonists. The third book, Wild Nights, is a tour de force of descriptive writing as well as a tale of old love and family friction, and completes a trilogy of immense power and enduring value. ‘Tennant has the authentic knack of tapping into one’s mental and nervous wiring . . . to read her is to feel oneself in the grip of something as absorbing and impossible not to respond to as a close family.’ Candia McWilliam ‘The year’s best novel . . . a whirlwind of pure imagination, and for that reason far more “real” than most so-called fiction: as exhilarating as racing the rapids in a glass gondola with a white witch at the helm.’ J.G. Ballard on The Bad Sister

The Exploits And Adventures Of Brigadier Gerard

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141916974
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There is no braver officer in Napoleon’s cavalry than étienne Gerard – especially in his own opinion. Whether kidnapped by gangs of brigands or outnumbered by enemy troops, the plucky little soldier is constantly gallant, chivalrous and ready to face any danger, even if he doesn’t always think before he acts. With great gusto Gerard recounts the swashbuckling exploits and adventures of his glittering military career – carrying out secret missions for Napoleon, eluding capture by the Duke of Wellington, making a daring break from an English prison, rescuing ladies in distress, duelling to the death against the dastardly Baron Straubenthal and even saving the day at the Battle of Waterloo.