Papillon By Henri Charriere

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Henri Charrière, called “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

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Charrière’s astonishing autobiography, Papillon, was published in France to instant acclaim in 1968, more than twenty years after his final escape. Since then, it has become a treasured classic — the gripping, shocking, ultimately uplifting odyssey of an innocent man who simply would not be defeated. Bound in brown cloth with gilt titles to spine. No dust jacket. Some tanning and a little staining to edges. Otherwise a good clean copy. Contents leaning slightly. Hardcover. Published by Rupert Hart-Davis 1970. Weight 702g

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Weight 0.702 kg