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Demco Media, 3 iul. 2001 - 544 pagini
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Papillon is a nonfiction classic -- a harrowing story of a man who is imprisoned for a murder he never committed, is sent to Devils Island off the coast of French Guiana, yet never gives up hope of escape. It is so engrossing that many may forget it is a true story, a tale of injustice, heroism, and redemption more thrilling than any novel. Now Henri Charriere's astonishing autobiography is back in print, bringing to a new generation of readers this story of survival inside several brutal prisons, of no less than 12 daring escape attempts, and ultimately of the triumph of the human spirit.

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Comentariu Utilizator  - danoomistmatiste - LibraryThing

Fascinating autobiography of Henri Charriere that I read in the mid 80s. I thought experiences such as his happened only in the movies. Truly remarkable and moving and a work you will remember for a very long time. Citiți recenzia completă

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Comentariu Utilizator  - gbelik - LibraryThing

This memoir of the author's years of imprisonment in French Guiana and the tale of his escapes is fascinating mainly because of the warm heart and openness of the narrator. In spite of horrible ... Citiți recenzia completă

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Despre autor (2001)

Born in 1906, and imprisoned in 1931, Henri Charriere finally escaped in 1945 to Venuzuela, where he married, settled in Caracas, and opened a restaurant. He died in 1973.

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