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Papillon

Papillon

Author: Henri Charriere
Series: 1960s A S.
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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� Papillon is filled with tension, adventure and high excitement. It is also one of the most vivid stories of human endurance ever written. 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... ** Visit Henri Charriare @ FireandWater.com ** Paperback
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General Fields

  • : 9780007115242
  • : collin
  • : collin
  • : April 2001
  • : 178mm X 111mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 365.6092
  • : 688
  • : 288 illustrations
  • : Henri Charriere