Papillon

Papillon (Paperback)

By Henri Charriere 
Publisher: Harper Collins
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0007876238
EAN: 9780007876235
No. of Pages: 560
Publish Date: 2010
Binding: Paperback
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A classic memoir of prison breaks and adventure  a bestselling phenomenon of the 1960s

Condemned for a murder he had not committed, Henri Charriere (nicknamed Papillon) was sent to the penal colony of French Guiana. Forty-two days after his arrival he made his first break, travelling a thousand gruelling miles in an open boat. Recaptured, he went into solitary confinement and was sent eventually to Devils Island, a hell-hole of disease and brutality. No one had ever escaped from this notorious prison  no one until Papillon took to the shark-infested sea supported only by a makeshift coconut-sack raft. In thirteen years he made nine daring escapes, living through many fantastic adventures while on the run  including a sojourn with South American Indians whose women Papillon found welcomely free of European restraints

Papillon is filled with tension, adventure and high excitement. It is also one of the most vivid stories of human endurance ever written.

Henri Charriere died in 1973 at the age of 66.

About The Author :

Condemned for a murder he had not committed, Henri Charriere (nicknamed 'Papillon') was sent to the penal colony of French Guiana. Forty-two days after his arrival he made his first break, travelling a thousand gruelling miles in an open boat. Recaptured, he suffered a solitary confinement and was sent eventually to Devil's Island, a hell-hole of disease and brutality. No one had ever escaped from this notorious prison  no one until 'Papillon' took to the shark infested sea supported only by a makeshift coconut-sack raft. In thirteen years he made nine daring escapes, living through many fantastic adventures while on the run  including a sojourn with South American Indians whose women 'Papillon' found welcomely free of European restraints

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Title: Papillon
Publisher: Harper Collins
Author: Henri Charriere
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0007876238
EAN: 9780007876235
No. of Pages: 560
Publish Date: 2010
Binding: Paperback

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