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ISBN13: 9780061120664
ISBN10: 0061120669
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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.

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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.

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sheryl, January 12, 2008 (view all comments by sheryl)
I have to say that I am so eager to turn the page, I am going crazy because I left my copy of Papillon somewhere!!! I am only half way through........I need to find out what happens now that his two years in solitary are over????? Does Henri ever go back to his two wives and their children??????
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061120664
Author:
Charriere, Henri
Publisher:
William Morrow Paperbacks
Translator:
Michaels, Walter B.
Translator:
Wilson, June P.
Author:
by Henri Charriere
Author:
re, Henri
Author:
Charrie
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Prisoners
Subject:
French guiana
Subject:
Criminals & Outlaws
Subject:
Charriere, Henri
Subject:
Prisoners - French Guiana
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20060801
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
8.04x5.34x.99 in. 1.03 lbs.

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