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by Patrick O'Brian,Henri Charriere

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ISBN:
0688002188
Author:
Patrick O'Brian,Henri Charriere
Category:
Social Sciences
Language:
English
Publisher:
Morrow; 1st edition (1973)
Pages:
288 pages
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1281 kb
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1349 kb
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Rating:
4.3
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In Banco, Henri Charriere tells the gripping story of his years on the loose in Venezuela after his escape from Devil’s Island.

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.

Книга жанра: Детективы, Триллеры. Читать онлайн в библиотеке Booksonline. Translated from the French by Patrick O'Brien. To the memory of Dr. Alex Guibert-Germain, to Madame Alex Guibert-Germain, to my countrymen, the Venezuelans, to my French, Spanish, Swiss, Belgian, Italian, Yugoslav, German, English, Greek, American, Turkish, Finnish, Japanese, Israeli, Swedish, Czechoslovak, Danish, Argentine, Colombian, and Brazilian friends, and all those friends who are faceless but who have done me the honor of writing to me. Translator's Introduction.

by Henri Charrière · Patrick O'Brian. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation. Celebrate the joys of Patrick O'Brian's acclaimed Aubrey/Maturin series with this delightful cookbook, full of the food and drink that so often complement Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin's travels. Collected here are authentic and practical recipes for su. Adieux: A Farewell to Sartre.

Despite his resolve to become an honest man, Charrière is soon involved in hair-raising exploits with goldminers, gamblers, bank-robbers, revolutionaries - robbing and being robbed, his lust for life as strong as ever. He also runs night-clubs in Caracas until an earthquake ruins him in 1967 - when he decides to write the book that brings him international fame

ЛитРес: Исследования.

ЛитРес: Исследования. Читать онлайн бесплатно. Автор:Henri Charriere. Since you like the idea of Caracas, go there: but I hope you’ll have the sense to live the city life without falling into any of its traps.

But, before I leave Henri Charrière to tell his own story, perhaps I may be permitted to say a word about the translation

Читать онлайн бесплатно. But, before I leave Henri Charrière to tell his own story, perhaps I may be permitted to say a word about the translation. and complicate my task.

Here at last is the sensational sequel to "Papillon" - the great story of escape and adventure that took the world by storm. "Banco" continues the adventures of Henri Charriere - nicknamed 'Papillon' - in Venezuela, where he has finally won his freedom after thirteen years of escape and imprisonment. Despite his resolve to become an honest man, Charriere is soon involved in hair-raising exploits with goldminers, gamblers, bank-robbers and revolutionaries - robbing and being robbed, his lust for life as strong as ever. He also runs night-clubs in Caracas until an earthquake ruins him in 1967 - when he decides to write the book that brings him international fame. Henri Charriere died in 1973 at the age of 66.
  • Kata
There are many reasons to read and enjoy Papillion. He was wrongfully convicted, by his own account. He was harshly punished and sent to a 'hell on earth.' He shows courage and sneaky smarts in his escapes and he helps friends along the way. His intense and sometimes tender feelings for everyone who suffers in this world are laid bare for all of us to share. He tells us more than once about the heartfelt feelings he has for the kind and generous people who help him along the way. In Banco he tries that kind of thing again only now he's free. He's not escaping a life of prison and crime, he's supposed to be rehabilitated and living a clean life. He get's bored and decides to rob a bank with some old convict friends. What happened to those kind and lovely people who's money he's stealing? What happened to going straight and looking back at a life of crime knowing it's all in the past? Why does he betray the trust they have given him while he lives an honest life among them? It all falls apart if any of his earlier words are to be believed. He's no longer funny or just a hitchhiker along for the ride, he's actively trying to rob a bank. We're no longer dealing with a man who's past is the problem but someone who will steal and rob the moment our backs are turned. Trust and loyalty placed with him is misplaced. The number of stories Charrier 'borrowed' from to write his first book can be overlooked in that they are all tales of escape and did happen to someone much like Papillion. But he can no longer write with the voice of a man repentant and searching for a better life while he picks our pockets because he's bored and wants more than his share of an honest life.
  • Konetav
Sequel to iconic, PAPILLION, not published in the U.S. Came to my attention when browsing AMAZON.COM for topics related to the history of the British Empire. Although usually available from sellers in the U.K., was able to avoid the wait and expense of shipping by purchasing from local seller through Amazon Marketplace. Picks up where the first book left off, only lacking the full impact of Papillion's tales of Devil's Island misadventures. Both books remain questionable, and the true identity of Papillion a mystery. I don't care whether books are total fiction; both are fascinating to read.
  • Urtte
Oh, Henri. Really loved Papillon, and the bloom is a bit off the rose in the sequel. Still an interesting read, but where Charriere was a romantic, rebellious hero in the first book, wronged by society, here he reveals himself as a bit of a mess. In Banco, the repeating pattern reveals itself. He constantly puts himself in troublesome situations with shady people, and then is somehow surprised when it ends badly in disaster, and somehow never sees it coming. The latter half of the book devolves into pages-long rants about the injustice against him and imagining all the horrid things he will do to his persecutors. Granted, he is entitled to a fair amount of bitterness, but it got to the point where I started skipping ahead whenever the broken record started up again. There are some nice parts about reunions with family and former inmates, his business ventures and snapshots of past cultures in places he lived, but where Papillon was lush and rich in detail, this feels like a bus tour driving in circles, pointing out things through the window. Disappointing-- he seems to make his peace with everything at the end, but it felt very self indulgent and scraped together [written after his big Papillon smash, perhaps trying to milk the cash cow] and should have employed a ghost writer or given himself a serious re-edit. This book tarnished the image I had of Charriere from his first book, and while he may not have committed the crime he was incarcerated for, he gave his hand away in Banco and proved that he was a career criminal who did deserve jail time for numerous other things. The ill-fated jewel heist and the bombing plot are the two stories that stick with me from Banco and seem more true to form, but overall I should have stopped after the first book.
  • Xmatarryto
Papillon was more exciting, but this book is more interesting.
  • Prorahun
Henri Charriere was a good man. Definetly getting a butterfly tattoo now.
  • generation of new
Fascinating book by a fascinating true-life character.
  • Malalanim
It was interesting to learn how this poor, brave mans live progressed after his escape. It was all for the better and he actually found happiness!
Papi in Venezuela, and the Orinoco smiles at you. Sometimes deadly.
Very entertaining 'diaria aventura' of the rambling French butterfly.