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Wren, Percival Christopher 1885-1941

Overview
Works: 251 works in 1,057 publications in 11 languages and 8,122 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Military history  History  Action and adventure fiction  Biography  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  War stories  Adventure stories 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Adapter, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor
Classifications: PR6045.R35, 823
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Beau Geste by Percival Christopher Wren( Book )

124 editions published between 1924 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a result of a crime in an English country house, Michael, Digby and John Geste flee and join the French Foreign Legion in North Africa. They end 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 their 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. --Orrin C. Judd, et al. at Amazon.com
Beau Sabreur, by Percival Christopher Wren by Percival Christopher Wren( Book )

71 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sequal to "Beau Geste," the story of Michael, Digby and John Geste in the French Foreign Legion. The story begins as three Legionnaires do not return promptly from furlough and end up in the poky. There, the hero duels with a traitor and wins, causing him to gain the designation "Beau Sabreur." Later he is sent into the desert to learn the ways of the Arabs and to help forge a peace treaty. There he encounters a lovely American journalist. Meanwhile the defeated traitor tries to stop the treaty from going through
Beau ideal by Percival Christopher Wren( Book )

38 editions published between 1928 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third in a series of novels on the French Foreign Legion service of Michael, Digby and John Geste
Beau Geste by Percival Christopher Wren( )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of three men who join the French Foreign Legion to protect the honor of a woman they all love
Stepsons of France by Percival Christopher Wren( Book )

35 editions published between 1917 and 1971 in English and Spanish and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soldiers of misfortune : the story of Otho Bellême ... by Percival Christopher Wren( Book )

23 editions published between 1929 and 1957 in 3 languages and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wages of virtue by Percival Christopher Wren( Book )

49 editions published between 1916 and 1965 in English and Spanish and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book introduces the French Foreign Legion in Algeria and is a tale of dramas enacted in the dessert by men whom desperation has robbed of their inherited values, substituting a strange code of comradeship
Stories of the Foreign Legion by Percival Christopher Wren( Book )

14 editions published between 1945 and 1962 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The uniform of glory by Percival Christopher Wren( Book )

22 editions published between 1909 and 1958 in English and Spanish and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Good Gestes, stories of Beau Geste, his brothers, and certain of their comrades in the French Foreign legion by Percival Christopher Wren( Book )

16 editions published between 1929 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Action and passion by Percival Christopher Wren( Book )

14 editions published between 1933 and 1976 in English and Spanish and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fort in the jungle by Percival Christopher Wren( Book )

12 editions published between 1936 and 1972 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sowing glory; the memoirs of "Mary Ambree", the English woman-legionary by Percival Christopher Wren( Book )

10 editions published between 1931 and 1934 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French Foreign Legion novel
Sinbad the soldier by Percival Christopher Wren( Book )

13 editions published between 1835 and 1958 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mysterious Waye, the story of "The unsetting sun" by Percival Christopher Wren( Book )

15 editions published between 1930 and 1950 in English and Spanish and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of John Waye a fearless adventurer on a self imposed assignments of vengence
Father Gregory : a tale of Hindostan by Percival Christopher Wren( Book )

19 editions published between 1926 and 1936 in English and Undetermined and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Driftwood spars; the stories of a man, a boy, a woman, and certain other people who strangely met upon the sea of life by Percival Christopher Wren( Book )

20 editions published between 1916 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This carefully crafted ebook: "DRIFTWOOD SPARS - The Stories of a Man, a Boy, a Woman, and Certain Other People Who Strangely Met Upon the Sea of Life" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Driftwood Spars is one of the early novels of P. C. Wren. First part of the novel is mainly concerning the early life of, John Robin Ross-Ellison, commander of Foreign Legion troops. Second part is covering the early life of Moussa Isa Somali, proud and brave young boy. Further on their paths are crossing along with many other characters in the deserts of North Africa. Percival Christopher Wren (1875 - 1941) was an English writer, mostly of adventure fiction. He is remembered best for Beau Geste, a much-filmed book of 1924, involving the French Foreign Legion in North Africa. This was one of 33 novels and short story collections that he wrote, mostly dealing with colonial soldiering in Africa. While his fictional accounts of life in the pre-1914 Foreign Legion are highly romanticized, his details of Legion uniforms, training, equipment and barrack room layout are generally accurate, which has led to unproven suggestions that Wren himself served with the legion. The descriptions of Legion garrison life given in his work The Wages of Virtue, written in 1914, closely match those contained in the autobiographical In the Foreign Legion by ex-legionnaire Edwin Rosen
Two feet from heaven by Percival Christopher Wren( Book )

6 editions published between 1940 and 1941 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mammon, a mystery novel by Percival Christopher Wren( Book )

4 editions published in 1930 in English and Undetermined and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valiant dust by Percival Christopher Wren( Book )

15 editions published between 1932 and 1958 in English and Spanish and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Beau Geste
Alternative Names
Percival Christopher Wren

Percival Christopher Wren britischer Soldat und Schriftsteller

Percival Christopher Wren Brits auteur

Wren Major 1885-1941

Wren, P. C.

Wren, P. C. 1885-1941

Wren, P. C. (Percival Christopher), 1885-1941

Wren, Percival 1885-1941

Wren, Percival C.

Wren, Percival C. 1885-1941

Wren, Percival Christopher

Рен, Персиваль

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