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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 for a murder he did not commit. When he was sentenced to life imprisonment in the penal colony of French Guiana, one thought obsessed him: escape. After planning and executing a series of treacherous yet failed attempts over many years,...  more »
ISBN-13: 9782266118354
ISBN-10: 2266118358
Pages: 608
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Publisher: Presse Pocket
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
The movie was great - the book even better.

Fantastic story of the life of Henri Charriere. Never a dull moment for the reader. He writes incredible passages of escape attempts dependant on not-so-trustworthy characters - the jailers, other prisoners and local merchants. Numerous physical challenges - one wonders how a man could endure, yet you are compelled to believe his story, told years after his successful escape.
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