The Bells of Bicetre

The Bells of Bicetre

by Georges Simenon

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Here Simenon analyzes the effect of a stroke on a man in the prime of his life. Rene Maugras has risen from obscurity to publisher of a highly influential Paris newspaper. Then suddenly he finds himself in a Paris hospital, speechless and paralyzed, yet surprisingly clear of mind. For the first time in his life he is forced to reflect.

As Simenon charts the stages of illness and recovery, we feel our perspectives alter with Maugras.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451025906
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 04/01/1965
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Georges Simenon (1903-1989) began work as a reporter for a local newspaper at the age of sixteen, and at nineteen he moved to Paris to embark on a career as a novelist. He went on to write seventy-five Maigret novels and twenty-eight Maigret short stories.

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