Beau Geste ebook

by P. C. Wren

Beau Geste is an adventure novel by P. C. Wren, which details the adventures of three English brothers who enlist separately in the French Foreign Legion following the theft of a valuable jewel from the country house of a relative.

Beau Geste is an adventure novel by P. Published in 1924, the novel is set in the period before World War I. It has been adapted for the screen several times. Michael "Beau" Geste is the protagonist (and an archetype). The main narrator is his younger brother John

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Percival Christopher Wren (1 November 1875 – 22 November 1941) was an English writer, mostly of adventure fiction. He is remembered best for Beau Geste.

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Three noble English brothers battle a sadistic sergeant, fight violent desert tribes in North Africa, and unravel the mystery of a stolen jewel.

One stolen sapphire and one, two, three thieves! Beau, Digby and John Geste were present when Lady Brandon showed her dinner guests the Blue Water. Suddenly the lights went out and the fabulous gem vanished

One stolen sapphire and one, two, three thieves! Beau, Digby and John Geste were present when Lady Brandon showed her dinner guests the Blue Water. Suddenly the lights went out and the fabulous gem vanished. Shortly after, the Gestes disappeared, too. Beau wrote his confession first. All three claimed to be the thief. Each fled to the same famous hiding place - the French Foreign Legion. But who had the sapphire? Beau? Digby? Or John? Their villainous commanding officer wanted the answer - and he wanted it bad enough to kill!

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Beau Geste is a 1924 adventure novel by P. Wren. Throughout the book and adventures, Beau's behaviour is true to France and the Legion, and he dies at his post. Beau Geste is a 1924 adventure novel by P. When a precious jewel known as the "Blue Water" goes missing, suspicion falls on the young people, and Beau leaves Britain to join the Foreign Legion, followed by his brothers, Digby (his twin) and John.

Chronicle of pre-Great War life in the French Foreign Legion. Plot sends Michael "Beau" Geste into the desert to recover a family jewel. His great heroism in an ultimately empty gesture survives as a metaphor to this day.
This is a novel I first read in seventh grade, that is actually a better read decades later! It not only is a solid mystery and adventure; but for those who love the English language, it is loaded with subtle puns and plays on words. Considering the period in which it was written, there are some anachronistic words and phrases; but if you read it on a Kindle or other device with an online dictionary, it actually makes it more fun to read. Throw in the occasional French or Latin phrase and by the end of the book you've received quite an education!
One caution - there is a bit of racism and jingoism typical of the English Empire during this period. But if you can get past that, it is a rollicking good adventure.
Beau Geste is a ripping good yarn, well-written, well-plotted, thoroughly stirring. I would suggest it to mature readers as a great piece of escapist literature. I would also suggest that it is a good "boy's book"—and just as boys like good "girl's books," many girls will enjoy a tale like this one—with the proviso that the young person must be mature enough to understand that attitudes toward race and empire Wren assumes are—well, simply wrong.
I read BEAU GESTE as a young lad wet behind the ears. The only part of the story that stayed with me through all the subsequent years was the Fort Zinderneuf under-siege sequence, which is a marvelous tale in its own right. So I had forgotten what a fun and entertaining read P.C. Wren's novel is--a tale of the three Brothers Geste (Beau, Digby, John) and a missing sapphire (the "Blue Water"), set in the Sahara desert at remote Fort Zinderneuf, manned by the French Foreign Legion and under the command of the evil and cunning Adjutant, Lejaune. This is such a riveting read, not only for the story, but it's a time capsule of the 1920s, when it was first published. Accordingly it very much has its own vocabulary, borrowing extensively from French, and three young upper class Brits in those days exchanged dialogue in a jolly delightful way.

Courage. Devotion. Mystery. Intrigue. Heartbreak. Action. BEAU GESTE contains all of these elements, and the story is weaved seamlessly from (primarily) John's point of view. But do be prepared: Again, because this was written in a different age, many of the words, jargon, and slogans are jarring, and very politically incorrect. One star off due to this absolutely revolting Munsey's edtion. The type setting is an eyesore and the margins literally go right into the binding. Very tricky to read. If you get the chance to obtain a different edition I very much recommend doing so; otherwise get ready for one grand adventure.
--D. Mikels, Author, The Reckoning
It seems that quite a few people read this book as youngsters and then went back to it as adults. I am well past my middle years, but had never read this book.

I found it to be complex, well-written, riveting in its plot. As has been mentioned, it is not politically correct in some areas, to the point of being really distasteful in the description of the "Hebraic" pawnbroker. But that said, it's a terrific book. Characters are well-drawn, and you surely do care about them. An exciting and intellectually interesting book. It is far more than just an adventure novel.
I had seen many of the movies as a kid, so I thought I should get the rest of the story by reading the book. Well, I was delightfully surprised by the book. The book was much more mysterious and intriguing then the movies.
I liked the way the plot developed but the brothers seemed to age a lot more or maybe just matured more as the book went on. When you first meet them in Beau Geste and his band everyone comes across as if they were teenagers but within a couple of days after the disappearance of the blue water when the brothers join the legion you find out that they are all in their early 20s. The time in the legion seems longer too like almost 4 years but at the end of the story it's about half as long as that.
The one thing about the version of the book I was reading which was the one with the pictures from the 1926 film was that there were no maps. So what I did was as I followed the brothers I would go on mapquest and print a map of the area and trace their route. Then I would fold it and keep it at that point in the book. I like the fact that they kept many of the terms in the native tongue. I have word and there are these downloads free from Microsoft that you can download so that you can translate in to many different languages. Between making the maps and figuring out the translations it made the book much more adventurous for me.
I did not know much about the history of Algeria and I did not realize that the French had fought with the Arabs in Northern Africa for many generations. The Arabs are pretty stereotyped but there is the fact that the brothers learn Arabic to keep their minds sharp and this helps them down the road. I did not realize that Arabic languages were spoken all along North Africa and that it is mostly dessert. I thought that was more of the Middle East.
You will notice that all the bad guys seem to be of the same nationality either being French like Legume or Italian like Bondini as opposed to the good guys being the English and the Americans. I like the fact that the American's were Texas Rangers because I think that is how the rest of the world perceives us. Buddy and Hank might have been caricatures but they were always honest and true just like the English characters of John, Digby and Michael were proper and honorable.
The best part of the book was after the Fort at Zindernuf because you really don't see that part in the movies and you see how John, Digby, Buddy and Hank try to help each other to get to the English city of Kano in Nigeria. I really wanted to know what happened to one of the Americans but I won't give that away.
At the end of the book I thought that I had everything figured out and I would know what Michael's letter was going to say but I was pretty surprise and it made me enjoy the overall theme of the novel.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes adventure novels about far away places.
Beau Geste ebook
P. C. Wren
Action & Adventure
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Munsey's (January 5, 2009)
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