Memoirs of Vidocq: Master of Crime

Memoirs of vidocq
  • Titel: Memoirs of Vidocq: Master of Crime
  • Forfatter: François Eugéne Vidocq
  • Sidetal: 370
  • Stand: Som ny
  • Udgiver: AK Press
  • På lager (antal): 1
  • Sprog: English

About the book:

Criminal exploits, secret agent intrigue, and clever -disguises fill the pages of Francois Eugene Vidocq s memoirs. A legendary figure in history, Vidocq is known as the first detective and an inspiration to great writers such as Honore de Balzac, Victor Hugo and Edgar Allen Poe. As a player in the criminal underworld, Vidocq is a master of disguises and an accomplished thief, eventually turning his unlawful talents toward catching criminals as the first French chief of secret police. Playing both sides of the law, Vidocq s life highlights the blurry line between law enforcement and the criminals they pursue. Vidocq has a knack for finding trouble throughout his topsy-turvy life, getting into one hot situation after another, often finding himself behind bars, only to escape the first chance he gets. This book will take you on a whirlwind tour of 1830s France, including the circus stage, pirate ships, prison cells and beautiful women s boudoirs. Vidocq s life story is unforgettable and includes some of the best crime stories and juicy tales ever written. Last year, Gerard Depardieu starred in the French film adaptation of the memoirs, -titled Vidocq.

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