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Papillon by Henri Charriere

Papillon
by Henri Charriere

Condemned for a murder he had not committed, Henri Charriere (nicknamed Papillon) was sent to the penal colony of French Guiana and eventually to Devil's Island, a hell-hole of disease and brutality. No one had ever escaped from this notorious prison - until Papillon took to the shark infested sea supported only by a makeshift coconut-sack raft.
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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. Henri Charriere died in 1973 at the age of 66.

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Additional information

Sku
GOR001007332
Title
Papillon
Author
Condition
Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Year published
Number of pages
560
ISBN 10
0586034862
ISBN 13
9780586034866
Prizes
N/A
Cover note
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.