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Memoirs of Vidocq: Master of Crime (Nabat)

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Criminal exploits, secret agent intrigue, and clever -disguises fill the pages of Francois Eugene Vidocq’s memoirs. A legendary figure in history, Vidocq is known as the first detective and an inspiration to great writers such as Honore de Balzac, Victor Hugo and Edgar Allen Poe. As a player in the criminal underworld, Vidocq is a master of disguises and an accomplished thief, eventually turning his unlawful talents toward catching criminals as the first French chief of secret police. Playing both sides of the law, Vidocq’s life highlights the blurry line between law enforcement and the criminals they pursue. Vidocq has a knack for finding trouble throughout his topsy-turvy life, getting into one hot situation after another, often finding himself behind bars, only to escape the first chance he gets. This book will take you on a whirlwind tour of 1830s France, including the circus stage, pirate ships, prison cells and beautiful women’s boudoirs. Vidocq’s life story is unforgettable and includes some of the best crime stories and juicy tales ever written. Last year, Gerard Depardieu starred in the French film adaptation of the memoirs, -titled Vidocq.

"He preferred the tumultuous life of danger to the contentment of security. His story is one long swashbuckling adventure as he breaks out of jails, pursues actresses, duels to the death, raids the hells of criminals and stalks the Paris night in a thousand disguises."—Philip John Stead, Vidocq, Picaroon of Crime

Synopsis:

A criminal mastermind turns detective in this notorious autobiography filled with outrageous adventures, disguises, and escapes.

Synopsis:

Cultural Writing. Criminal exploits, secret agent intrigue, and clever disguises fill the pages of Francois Eugene Vicocq's memoirs. A legendary figure in history, Vidocq is known as the first detective and an inspiration to great writers such as Honore de Balzac, Victor Hugo, and Edgar Allen Poe. This book will take you on a whirlwind tour of 1830's France, including the circus stage, pirate ships, prison cells and beautiful women's boudoirs. Vidocq's life story is unforgettable and includes some of the best crime stories and juicy tales ever written.

Synopsis:

Renowned as the first detective story, Vidocq's memoirs influenced the likes of Balzac, Victor Hugo and Edgar Allen Poe.

About the Author

Francois Eugene Vidocq is known as the first detective and father of criminology. His writings have been an inspiration for all detective, mystery, and crime stories for the past century or more. He led a life of adventure as a criminal, soldier, inmate, smuggler, circus performer, and secret police spy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781902593715
Author:
Vidocq, Francois Eug
Publisher:
AK Press
Author:
Vidocq, Francois Eugene
Author:
Gile, Edwin
Location:
Edinburgh
Subject:
General
Subject:
Criminals
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Detectives
Subject:
Crime
Subject:
Criminologists
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Law Enforcement
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Nabat series
Series Volume:
SP-03-401
Publication Date:
May 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
433
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » Crime » True Crime
History and Social Science » Europe » France » 1815 to 1871

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Product details 433 pages AK Press - English 9781902593715 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
A criminal mastermind turns detective in this notorious autobiography filled with outrageous adventures, disguises, and escapes.
"Synopsis" by , Cultural Writing. Criminal exploits, secret agent intrigue, and clever disguises fill the pages of Francois Eugene Vicocq's memoirs. A legendary figure in history, Vidocq is known as the first detective and an inspiration to great writers such as Honore de Balzac, Victor Hugo, and Edgar Allen Poe. This book will take you on a whirlwind tour of 1830's France, including the circus stage, pirate ships, prison cells and beautiful women's boudoirs. Vidocq's life story is unforgettable and includes some of the best crime stories and juicy tales ever written.
"Synopsis" by , Renowned as the first detective story, Vidocq's memoirs influenced the likes of Balzac, Victor Hugo and Edgar Allen Poe.
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