Title: The Great Shadow and Other Napoleonic Tales
Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Page Count/Review Word Count: 117
This is one of Conan Doyle’s lesser-known works, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth reading – in fact, his tale of love and war is beautifully well-written, vivid and alive despite the fact that the Napoleonic Wars ended 44 years before Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was even born.
Most of the manuscript is dedicated to the titular story, but you can expect to enjoy a couple of shorter stories at the end – still, The Great Shadow is the main attraction here, and you’re going to enjoy it.