Papillon [Movie Tie-in]

Category: Book
By (author): Charriere, Henri
Subject:  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Criminals & Outlaws
  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General
  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  TRUE CRIME / General
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: July 2018
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 8.00in x 5.31in x 0.92in
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From The Publisher*

"A modern classic of courage and excitement." -The New Yorker

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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.

Review Quote*"A first-class adventure story."
Review Quote*"[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."
Review Quote*"The greatest adventure story of all time."
Review Quote*"A modern classic of courage and excitement."