Papillon

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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  - AliceAnna - LibraryThing

Simply brilliant. The thought that this man just wrote down his experiences and was able to recall so much in such great detail is phenomenal. Add to that the fact that he wasn't a writer, but wrote ... Citiți recenzia completă

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Comentariu Utilizator  - knightlight777 - LibraryThing

Having seen the famous movie so many years ago with Steve McQueen in a great performance I thought I would take a shot at the book. I wanted to get it at my local library and all they had were two ... 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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