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Author Charrière, Henri, 1906-1973, author.

Title Papillon / Henri Charrière ; with an introduction by Jean-Pierre Castelnau ; translated by June P. Wilson and Walter B. Michaels.

Publication Info. New York, NY : William Morrow, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    365.6 CHA    Available
Edition Movie tie-in edition.
Description xi, 544, 18 pages : 1 map ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Language In English, translated from the French.
Note Translation of: Papillon.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "Henri Charriere, nicknamed '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"--Back cover.
Subject Charrière, Henri, 1906-1973.
Prisoners -- French Guiana -- Biography.
Escapes -- French Guiana -- Biography.
Devil's Island (French Guiana)
Added Author Wilson, June P., 1916-2004, translator.
Michaels, Walter Benn, translator.
Castelnau, Jean-Pierre, writer of introduction.
Added Title Papillon. English
ISBN 9780062882462 (paperback)
0062882465 (paperback)

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