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Papillon

Author: Henri Charrière; June P Wilson; Walter Benn Michaels; Jean-Pierre Castelnau
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Movie tie-in editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Henri Charrière; Henri Charrière
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henri Charrière; June P Wilson; Walter Benn Michaels; Jean-Pierre Castelnau
ISBN: 9780062882462 0062882465
OCLC Number: 1045058989
Language Note: In English, translated from the French.
Notes: Translation of: Papillon.
"P.S. Insights, interviews & more..."--Cover.
Description: xi, 544, 18 pages : 1 map ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Papillon.
Responsibility: Henri Charrière ; with an introduction by Jean-Pierre Castelnau ; translated by June P. Wilson and Walter B. Michaels.

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"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"--Amazon.com.

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