Curbside Plus Services include curbside pickup and in-person appointments for computer use and other library services. Please call a library to schedule.
Masks covering the nose and mouth must be worn on library property by anyone over the age of two.

Returned items are quarantined for 48 hours before they are checked in. Fines are not charged for quarantined items.

Beau Geste

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Pub. Date:
2009
Language:
English
Description
A column of French Legionnaires finds one of their fortresses manned by dead men. It looks like the sergeant was killed by one of his own troops. Who could have done it? A flashback then unravels the mystery of the three English Geste brothers. The brothers, orphaned early in life, are raised by an aunt. Their raucous youths are filled with the literature of adventure and ritualized horseplay centered around these myths and legends. So when the family's prized Blue Water sapphire turns up missing, each of the young men confesses to being the thief in order to protect the others, and one by one they head off to join the French Foreign Legion. The three brothers meet up in the deserts of Africa, where they fall under the command of the malevolent Sergeant Lejaune. Not content to merely be a martinet, Lejaune sets his sights on stealing the jewel, which rumor holds to be in the brothers' possession. Meanwhile, the unruly troops he commands are planning a mutiny, and the marauding Tauregs pin this badly outnumbered and bitterly divided unit of Legionnaires at Fort Zinderneuf. The ensuing drama plays itself out as the French forces battle overwhelming odds. Ultimately, only a handful of men survive to discover the truth behind the Blue Water's disappearance. A classic, rip-roaring tale of adventure!
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9781400191338
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDb29cc4b9-2816-c1ca-aa63-40124cfa74f3
Grouping Titlebeau geste
Grouping Authorpercival wren
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-03-08 04:16:23AM
Last Indexed2021-03-08 04:43:12AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9781400132133

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorPercival Wren
author_displayPercival Wren
available_at_aacplOnline OverDrive Collection
detailed_location_aacplOnline OverDrive Collection
display_descriptionA column of French Legionnaires finds one of their fortresses manned by dead men. It looks like the sergeant was killed by one of his own troops. Who could have done it? A flashback then unravels the mystery of the three English Geste brothers. The brothers, orphaned early in life, are raised by an aunt. Their raucous youths are filled with the literature of adventure and ritualized horseplay centered around these myths and legends. So when the family's prized Blue Water sapphire turns up missing, each of the young men confesses to being the thief in order to protect the others, and one by one they head off to join the French Foreign Legion. The three brothers meet up in the deserts of Africa, where they fall under the command of the malevolent Sergeant Lejaune. Not content to merely be a martinet, Lejaune sets his sights on stealing the jewel, which rumor holds to be in the brothers' possession. Meanwhile, the unruly troops he commands are planning a mutiny, and the marauding Tauregs pin this badly outnumbered and bitterly divided unit of Legionnaires at Fort Zinderneuf. The ensuing drama plays itself out as the French forces battle overwhelming odds. Ultimately, only a handful of men survive to discover the truth behind the Blue Water's disappearance. A classic, rip-roaring tale of adventure!
format_aacpleAudiobook
format_category_aacplAudio Books
eBook
idb29cc4b9-2816-c1ca-aa63-40124cfa74f3
isbn9781400191338
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
overdrive:0d58ebec-b5b3-450f-908a-0ac16f4a9c3b1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books0falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenAvailable Online
overdrive:0d58ebec-b5b3-450f-908a-0ac16f4a9c3b-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenAvailable Online
last_indexed2021-03-08T09:43:12.96Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullFiction
local_callnumber_aacplOnline OverDrive
owning_library_aacplAnne Arundel County Public Library Online
owning_location_aacplOnline OverDrive Collection
primary_isbn9781400191338
publishDate2009
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
overdrive:0d58ebec-b5b3-450f-908a-0ac16f4a9c3beAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishTantor Media, Inc.2009
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_aacpl
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:0d58ebec-b5b3-450f-908a-0ac16f4a9c3b1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
overdrive:0d58ebec-b5b3-450f-908a-0ac16f4a9c3b-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
title_displayBeau Geste
title_fullBeau Geste
title_shortBeau Geste
topic_facetClassic Literature
Fiction
Literature
Thriller