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The man who walked through walls

Author: Marcel Aymé; Sophie Lewis
Publisher: London : Pushkin Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Marcel Aym's most celebrated tale provides the title of this collection of ten short stories. The excellent Monsieur Dutilleul is able to penetrate walls, but never exploits his gift until his tyrannical boss drives him to desperate measures. How will the unassuming clerk adjust to a glamorous life of crime?
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marcel Aymé; Sophie Lewis
ISBN: 9781906548643 1906548641
OCLC Number: 756582197
Notes: Short stories.
Orignally published: Éditions Gallimard, 1943.
Description: 296 pages ; 17 cm
Contents: The man who walked through walls --
Sabine women --
Tickets on time --
The problem of summertime --
The proverb --
Poldevian legend --
The wife collector --
Seven-league boots --
The bailiff --
While waiting.
Other Titles: Passe-muraille.
Responsibility: Marcel Aymé ; translated from the French by Sophie Lewis.

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The excellent Monsieur Dutilleul has always been able to pass through walls, but has never seen the point of his gift, given the general availability of doors. One day, however, his tyrannical boss  Read more...

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