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Henri Charriere

Condemned for a murder he had not committed, Henri Charriere (nicknamed Papillon) was sent to the penal colony of French Guiana. Forty-two days after his arrival he made his first break, travelling a thousand gruelling miles in an open boat. Recaptured, he suffered a solitary confinement and was sent eventually to Devil‘s Island, a hell-hole of disease and brutality. No one had ever escaped from this notorious prison - no one until Papillon took to the shark infested sea supported only by a makeshift coconut-sack raft. In thirteen years he made nine daring escapes, living through many fantastic adventures while on the run - including a sojourn with South American Indians whose...

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Banco Banco
'Banco' continues the adventures of Henri Charriere - nicknamed Papillon...
Papillon Papillon
A classic memoir of prison breaks and adventure - a bestselling...
Papillon Papillon
A classic memoir of prison breaks and adventure - a bestselling...