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Memoirs of Vidocq : master of crime

Author: Eugène François Vidocq
Publisher: Edinburgh, Scotland : AK Press, 2003.
Series: Nabat series, 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Nabat edView all editions and formats
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Criminal exploits, secret agent intrigue, and clever disguises fill the pages of Francois Eugene Vidocq's memoirs. A legendary figure in history, Vidocq is known as the first detective and an inspiration to great writers such as Honore de Balzac, Victor Hugo, and Edgar Allen Poe. As a player in the criminal underworld, Vidocq is a master of disguises and accomplished thief, eventually turning his unlawful talents
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Vidocq, Eugène François, 1775-1857.
Memoirs of Vidocq.
Edinburgh, Scotland : AK Press, 2003
(OCoLC)607606058
Named Person: Eugène François Vidocq; Eugène François Vidocq
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eugène François Vidocq
ISBN: 1902593715 9781902593715
OCLC Number: 52690231
Notes: Translation of Mémoires.
Reprint of the 1935 ed. translated and edited by Edwin Gile Rich.
Description: xvii, 370 pages : portraits ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Nabat series, 4.
Other Titles: Mémoires de Vidocq.
Responsibility: François Eugène Vidocq.
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Criminal exploits, secret agent intrigue, and clever disguises fill the pages of Francois Eugene Vidocq's memoirs. A legendary figure in history, Vidocq is known as the first detective and an inspiration to great writers such as Honore de Balzac, Victor Hugo, and Edgar Allen Poe. As a player in the criminal underworld, Vidocq is a master of disguises and accomplished thief, eventually turning his unlawful talents toward catching criminals as the first French chief of secret police. Playing both sides of the law, Vidocq's life highlights the blurry line between law enforcement and the criminals they pursue. Vidocq has a knack for finding trouble throughout his topsy-turvy life, getting into one hot situation after another, often finding himself behind bars, only to escape the first chance he gets. This book will take you on a whirlwind tour of 1830s France, including the circus stage, pirate ships, prison cells, and beautiful women's boudoirs. Vidocq's life story is unforgettable, and includes some of the best crime stories and juicy tales ever written.

"He preferred the tumultuous life of danger to the contentment of security. His story is one long swashbuckling adventure as he breaks out of jails, pursues actresses, duels to the death, raids the hells of criminals and stalks the Paris night in a thousand disguises."--Philip John Stead, Vidocq, Picaroon of Crime Francois Eugene Vidocq is known as the first great detective and father of criminology. His writings have been an inspiration for all detective, mystery, and crime stories for the past century or more. He led a life of adventure as a criminal, soldier, inmate, smuggler, circus performer, and secret police spy.

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