The book contains two historical novel of the Napoleonic wars — "Uncle Bernac" and "The Great Shadow".
"Uncle Bernac" nominally part of the cycle of Brigadier Gerard, but Gerard is presented in the novel as a secondary character.
1805. Louis de Laval, son of a French aristocrat who emigrated to England after the revolution, receives a letter from his uncle, in which he is a relative to return home and enter the service of the Emperor Napoleon. Secretly landed on the French shore, de Laval is suddenly involved in the story of the conspiracy against the monarch and realizes that his uncle associates with him some of his secret plans.
“The Great Shadow”. 1814. The star of Napoleon Bonaparte seems to be finally rolled, and the whole of England is waiting impatiently for news of the world. It was at this point in a small village on the border of England and Scotland there is an unknown man, a Frenchman by nationality, possessing a considerable amount of money and, apparently seeking to hide some secrets of his past...
Table of Contents:
UNCLE BERNAC: A MEMORY OF THE EMPIRE
Chapter I. THE COAST OF FRANCE
Chapter II. THE SALT-MARSH
Chapter III. THE RUINED COTTAGE
Chapter IV. MEN OF THE NIGHT
Chapter V. THE LAW
Chapter VI. THE SECRET PASSAGE
Chapter VII. THE OWNER OF GROSBOIS
Chapter VIII. COUSIN SYBYLLE
Chapter IX. THE CAMP OF BOULOGNE
Chapter X. THE ANTE-ROOM
Chapter XI. THE SECRETARY
Chapter XII. THE MAN OF ACTION
Chapter XIII. THE MAN OF DREAMS
Chapter XIV. JOSEPHINE
Chapter XV. THE RECEPTION OF THE EMPRESS
Chapter XVI. THE LIBRARY OF GROSBOIS
Chapter XVII. THE END
THE GREAT SHADOW
Chapter 1. The Night Of The Beacons.
Chapter 2. Cousin Edie Of Eyemouth.
Chapter 3. The Shadow On The Waters.
Chapter 4. The Choosing Of Jim.
Chapter 5. The Man From The Sea.
Chapter 6. A Wandering Eagle.
Chapter 7. The Corriemuir Peel Tower.
Chapter 8. The Coming Of The Cutter.
Chapter 9. The Doings At West Inch.
Chapter 10. The Return Of The Shadow.
Chapter 11. The Gathering Of The Nations.
Chapter 12. The Shadow On The Land.
Chapter 13. The End Of The Storm.
Chapter 14. The Tally Of Death.
Chapter 15. The End Of It.