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Lock No. 1: Inspector Maigret #18 - Inspector Maigret (Paperback)
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Lock No. 1: Inspector Maigret #18 - Inspector Maigret (Paperback)

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Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 02/04/2015
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A new translation of Georges Simenon's novel set in claustraphobic provincial town, book eighteen in the new Penguin Maigret series. Cars drove past along with the trucks and trams, but by now Maigret had realised that they were not important. Whatever roared by like this along the road was not part of the landscape. ... What really counted was the lock, the hooting of the tugs, the stone crusher, the barges and the cranes, the two pilots' bars and especially the tall house where he could make out Ducrau's red chair framed by a window. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as The Lock at Charenton. 'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141396101
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 134 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 10 mm


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One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories.
The Guardian
I love reading Simenon. He makes me think of Chekhov.
William Faulkner
The greatest of all, the most genuine novelist we have had in literature.
Andre Gide
A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness.
The Independent
Superb . . . The most addictive of writers . . . A unique teller of tales.
The Observer
Compelling, remorseless, brilliant.
John Gray
A truly wonderful writer . . . marvellously readable lucid, simple, absolutely in tune with the workd he creates.
Muriel Spark
A novelist who entered his fictional world as it he were a part of it.
Peter Ackroyd
Extraordinary masterpieces of the twentieth century.
John Banville"
"One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories."
--The Guardian
"I love reading Simenon. He makes me think of Chekhov."
--William Faulkner
"The greatest of all, the most genuine novelist we have had in literature."
--Andr' Gide
"A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness."
--The Independent
"Superb . . . The most addictive of writers . . . A unique teller of tales."
--The Observer
"Compelling, remorseless, brilliant."
--John Gray
"A truly wonderful writer . . . marvellously readable--lucid, simple, absolutely in tune with the workd he creates."
--Muriel Spark
"A novelist who entered his fictional world as it he were a part of it."
--Peter Ackroyd
"Extraordinary masterpieces of the twentieth century."
--John Banville

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