Books Should Be Free is now
Loyal Books
Free Public Domain Audiobooks & eBook Downloads
Search by: Title, Author or Keyword

Uncle Bernac: A Memory of the Empire

Book cover
By: (1859-1930)

Looking for a replacement to Sherlock Holmes after the author had killed him off in 1894, Doyle wrote this murder mystery in the dying years of the 19th century. Set in Napoleon’s era, it involves a Frenchman returning to his native land to join the Emperor’s ranks.

First Page:

UNCLE BERNAC

A MEMORY OF THE EMPIRE

CONTENTS

Chapter I. THE COAST OF FRANCE

II. THE SALT MARSH

III. THE RUINED COTTAGE

IV. MEN OF THE NIGHT

V. THE LAW

VI. THE SECRET PASSAGE

VII. THE OWNER OF GROSBOIS

VIII. COUSIN SYBYLLE

IX. THE CAMP OF BOULOGNE

X. THE ANTE ROOM

XI. THE SECRETARY

XII. THE MAN OF ACTION

XIII. THE MAN OF DREAMS

XIV. JOSEPHINE

XV. THE RECEPTION OF THE EMPRESS

XVI. THE LIBRARY OF GROSBOIS

XVII. THE END

CHAPTER I

THE COAST OF FRANCE

I dare say that I had already read my uncle's letter a hundred times, and I am sure that I knew it by heart. None the less I took it out of my pocket, and, sitting on the side of the lugger, I went over it again with as much attention as if it were for the first time. It was written in a prim, angular hand, such as one might expect from a man who had begun life as a village attorney, and it was addressed to Louis de Laval, to the care of William Hargreaves, of the Green Man in Ashford, Kent. The landlord had many a hogshead of untaxed French brandy from the Normandy coast, and the letter had found its way by the same hands... Continue reading book >>


Stream audiobook and download chapters




eBook Downloads
ePUB eBook
• iBooks for iPhone and iPad
• Nook
• Sony Reader
Kindle eBook
• Mobi file format for Kindle
Read eBook
• Load eBook in browser
Text File eBook
• Computers
• Windows
• Mac

Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - June 11, 2015
Subject: Uncle Bernac
A good story, very well narrated.


Popular Genres
More Genres
Languages
Paid Books