|Publisher:||Penguin Group USA|
|Publish Date:||Jun 2007|
|Number of Pages:||186|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.3|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||4.5 x 6.25 x 0.5|
The prolific Belgian-born writer Georges Simenon produced hundreds of fictional works under his own name and 17 pseudonyms, in addition to more than 70 books about Inspector Maigret, long "the favorite sleuth of highbrow detective-story readers" (SR). More than 50 "Simenons" have been made into films. In addition to his mystery stories, he wrote what he called "hard" books, the serious psychological novels numbering well over 100. The autobiographical Pedigree, set in his native town of Liege, is perhaps his finest work.
The publication of Simenon's intimate memoirs also attracted considerable attention. Simenon himself once said that he would never write a "great novel". Yet Gide called him "a great novelist, perhaps the greatest and truest novelist we have in French literature today", and Thornton Wilder (see Vol. 1) found that Simenon's narrative gift extends "to the tips of his fingers". The following are some of Simenon's novels, exclusive of the Maigret detective stories, that are in print.
Released in 1960 and 1932, respectively, these are two more outings in Simenon's delightful--and madly addictive-Inspector Maigret mystery series. Though written decades apart, the books each feature the inspector's wife in a significant role. Great fun.
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