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Papillon

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A modern classic of courage and excitement. Informationen zum Autor Born in 1906, and imprisoned in 1931, Henri Charrière finally... Weiterlesen
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Zusatztext A modern classic of courage and excitement. Informationen zum Autor Born in 1906, and imprisoned in 1931, Henri Charrière finally escaped in 1945 to Venuzuela, where he married, settled in Caracas, and opened a restaurant. He died in 1973. Klappentext Henri Charrière, called "Papillon," for the butterfly tattoo on his chest, was convicted in Paris in 1931 of a murder he did not commit. Sentenced to life imprisonment in the penal colony of French Guiana, he became obsessed with one goal: escape . After planning and executing a series of treacherous yet failed attempts over many years, he was eventually sent to the notorious prison, Devil's Island, a place from which no one had ever escaped . . . until Papillon. His flight to freedom remains one of the most incredible feats of human cunning, will, and endurance ever undertaken. Charrière's astonishing autobiography, Papillon , was published in France to instant acclaim in 1968, more than twenty years after his final escape. Since then, it has become a treasured classic -- the gripping, shocking, ultimately uplifting odyssey of an innocent man who would not be defeated. Zusammenfassung A modern classic of courage and excitement. The New Yorker Soon to be a Major Motion Picture Starring Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek Henri Charrière! nicknamed "Papillon!" for the butterfly tattoo on his chest! was convicted in Paris in 1931 of a murder he did not commit. Sentenced to life imprisonment in the penal colony of French Guiana! he became obsessed with one goal: escape . After planning and executing a series of treacherous yet failed attempts over many years! he was eventually sent to the notorious prison! Devil's Island! a place from which no one had ever escaped . . . until Papillon. His flight to freedom remains one of the most incredible feats of human cunning! will! and endurance ever undertaken. Charrière's astonishing autobiography! Papillon ! was first published in France to instant acclaim in 1968! more than twenty years after his final escape. Since then! it has become a treasured classic--the gripping! shocking! ultimately uplifting odyssey of an innocent man who would not be defeated. A first-class adventure story. New York Review of Books ...

#8220;A modern classic of courage and excitement.”

Autorentext

Born in 1906, and imprisoned in 1931, Henri Charrière finally escaped in 1945 to Venuzuela, where he married, settled in Caracas, and opened a restaurant. He died in 1973.



Klappentext

Henri Charrière, called "Papillon," for the butterfly tattoo on his chest, was convicted in Paris in 1931 of a murder he did not commit. Sentenced to life imprisonment in the penal colony of French Guiana, he became obsessed with one goal: escape. After planning and executing a series of treacherous yet failed attempts over many years, he was eventually sent to the notorious prison, Devil's Island, a place from which no one had ever escaped . . . until Papillon. His flight to freedom remains one of the most incredible feats of human cunning, will, and endurance ever undertaken.

Charrière's astonishing autobiography, Papillon, was published in France to instant acclaim in 1968, more than twenty years after his final escape. Since then, it has become a treasured classic -- the gripping, shocking, ultimately uplifting odyssey of an innocent man who would not be defeated.



Zusammenfassung

“A modern classic of courage and excitement.” —The New Yorker

Soon to be a Major Motion Picture Starring Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek

Henri Charrière, nicknamed "Papillon," for the butterfly tattoo on his chest, was convicted in Paris in 1931 of a murder he did not commit. Sentenced to life imprisonment in the penal colony of French Guiana, he became obsessed with one goal: escape. After planning and executing a series of treacherous yet failed attempts over many years, he was eventually sent to the notorious prison, Devil's Island, a place from which no one had ever escaped . . . until Papillon. His flight to freedom remains one of the most incredible feats of human cunning, will, and endurance ever undertaken.

Charrière's astonishing autobiography, Papillon, was first published in France to instant acclaim in 1968, more than twenty years after his final escape. Since then, it has become a treasured classic--the gripping, shocking, ultimately uplifting odyssey of an innocent man who would not be defeated.

“A first-class adventure story.” — New York Review of Books

Produktinformationen

Titel: Papillon
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EAN: 9780061120664
ISBN: 978-0-06-112066-4
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Harper Collins (US)
Genre: Soziologie
Anzahl Seiten: 576
Gewicht: 434g
Größe: H205mm x B142mm x T27mm
Jahr: 2006