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Papillon [Movie Tie-in]

by Henri Charriere

On Sale: 07/24/2018

Price: $17.99

Papillon [Movie Tie-in]

by Henri Charriere

On Sale: 07/24/2018

Format:

Price: $17.99

About the Book

“A modern classic of courage and excitement.” —The New Yorker

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING CHARLIE HUNNAM AND RAMI MALEK

Henri Charrière, 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.

Charrière's astonishing autobiography, Papillon, was first published in France to instant acclaim in 1968, more than twenty years after his final escape. Since then, it has become a treasured classic--the gripping, shocking, ultimately uplifting odyssey of an innocent man who would not be defeated.

Critical Praise

“A first-class adventure story.” - New York Review of Books

“[Papillon] is the ultimate hero defying the ultimate system of oppression and succeeding by dint of will, optimism...[and] a sense of honor given only to West Point graduates and Paris thieves.” - New York Times

“The greatest adventure story of all time.” - Auguste Le Breton

“A modern classic of courage and excitement.” - Janet Flanner (Gênet), The New Yorker

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062882462
  • ISBN 10: 0062882465
  • Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 07/24/2018
  • Trimsize: 5.313 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 1.297 in (d)
  • Pages: 576
  • List Price: $17.99
  • BISAC1 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • BISAC2 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Criminals & Outlaws
  • BISAC3 : TRUE CRIME / General