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    Papillon (Paperback) By (author) Henri Charriere

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    DescriptionA 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 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! 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.


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    Title
    Papillon
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Henri Charriere
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 688
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007254859
    ISBN 10: 0007254857
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: BG
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.1
    BIC subject category V2: JKVP1
    DC22: 365.6092
    BIC subject category V2: BTC
    BISAC V2.8: TRU000000, SOC030000, BIO000000
    Edition statement
    Re-issue
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    HarperPerennial
    Publication date
    05 February 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Henri Charriere