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Papillon
Papillon
Author: Henri Charriere
Henri Charrière, called "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 ev...  more »
ISBN: 446139
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 434
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Publisher: William Morrow & Co.
Book Type: Hardcover
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Such an engrossing read! I read this book back in the 1970s, and just loved it's adventure and beautifully written style. I have read it again several times since. The author has a way of writing to enable the reader to be right there with him as he tells the story.


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