Papillon

By 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 event…


Published date: January 1, 1969
Type: Books
Genre: Biography, Nonfiction

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