Papillon

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Laffont, 1974 - Prisoners - 458 pages
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Charriere, nicknamed Papillon, was transported to French Guiana for a murder he had not committed. In 13 years he escaped nine times.

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A solid, solid 5 stars. Having seen and enjoyed the movie (Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman!), I picked up the book. The movie is gripping, heart-wrenching, and a wonderful, complete thought. Compared ... Read full review

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Remarkable story. I will have to read Banco. Read full review

Contents

En Route to the Bagne
27
The First Cavale
52
The First Cavale Continued
94
Copyright

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About the author (1974)

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

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