Inspector Maigret Omnibus 1
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Inspector Maigret Omnibus 1

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The first annual omnibus edition in the new Penguin Inspector Maigret series, comprising four titles from the series so far: Pietr the Latvian, The Hanged Man of Saint-Pholien, The Carter of La Providence and The Grand Banks Cafe. Additional material includes the original French first edition covers, art directed by Georges Simenon himself.Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels.'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent
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Product details

  • Hardback | 544 pages
  • 156 x 236 x 46mm | 859.99g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141396881
  • 9780141396880
  • 87,835

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'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century...Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories.' -- The Guardian 'I love reading Simenon. He makes me think of Chekhov.' -- William Faulkner 'The greatest of all, the most genuine novelist we have had in literature' -- Andre Gide 'A supreme writer...unforgettable vividness' -- The Independent 'Superb... The most addictive of writers... A unique teller of tales' -- The Observer 'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant.' -- John Gray 'A truly wonderful writer... marvellously readable - lucid, simple, absolutely in tune with the workd he creates' -- Muriel Spark 'A novelist who entered his fictional world as it he were a part of it' -- Peter Ackroyd 'Extraordinary masterpieces of the twentieth century' -- John Banville One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories. The Guardian 'I love reading Simenon. He makes me think of Chekhov.' William Faulkner 'The greatest of all, the most genuine novelist we have had in literature' Andre Gide A supreme writer unforgettable vividness The Independent 'Superb... The most addictive of writers... A unique teller of tales' The Observer Compelling, remorseless, brilliant. John Gray 'A truly wonderful writer... marvellously readable - lucid, simple, absolutely in tune with the workd he creates' Muriel Spark 'A novelist who entered his fictional world as it he were a part of it' Peter Ackroyd 'Extraordinary masterpieces of the twentieth century' John Banville"
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About Georges Simenon

Georges Simenon was born in Liege, Belgium, in 1903. He is best know in Britain as the author of the Maigret novels and his prolific output of over 400 novels and short stories have made him a household name in continental Europe. He died in 1989 in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he had lived for the latter part of his life.
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Review Text

'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century...Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories.' - The Guardian§§'I love reading Simenon. He makes me think of Chekhov.' - William Faulkner§§'The greatest of all, the most genuine novelist we have had in literature' - André Gide§§'A supreme writer...unforgettable vividness' - The Independent§§'Superb... The most addictive of writers... A unique teller of tales' - The Observer§§'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant.' - John Gray§§'A truly wonderful writer... marvellously readable - lucid, simple, absolutely in tune with the workd he creates' - Muriel Spark§§'A novelist who entered his fictional world as it he were a part of it' - Peter Ackroyd§§'Extraordinary masterpieces of the twentieth century' - John Banville
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