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- KurzbeschreibungA new translation of this moving novel about the destructive power of greed, book twenty in the new Penguin Maigret series.<br>Poor Cécile! And yet she was still young. Maigret had seen her papers: barely twenty-eight years old. But it would be difficult to look more like an old maid, to move less gracefully, in spite of the care she took to be friendly and pleasant. Those black dresses that she must make for herself from bad paper patterns, that ridiculous green hat!<br> In the dreary suburbs of Paris, the merciless greed of a seemingly respectable woman is unearthed by her long suffering niece, and Maigret discovers the far-reaching consequences of their actions.<br>Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret and the Spinster .<br>'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray<br>'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<br>'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent
- AutorGeorges Simenon
- SerieInspector Maigret
- VerlagPenguin Books Ltd
- Seiten192 Seiten
- Gewicht152 g
- LeseprobeGeorges Simenon<br>------------------------------<br>CÉCILE IS DEAD<br> Translated by Anthea Bell<br>About the Author<br>Title Page<br>Copyright<br>Chapter 1<br>Chapter 2<br>Chapter 3<br>Chapter 4<br>Chapter 5<br>Chapter 6<br>Chapter 7<br>Chapter 8<br>Chapter 9<br>Chapter 10<br>Chapter 11<br>Chapter 12<br>EXTRA: Chapter 1 from The Cellars of the Majestic<br> ABOUT THE AUTHOR <br>Georges Simenon was born on 12 February 1903 in Liège, Belgium, and died in 1989 in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he had lived for the latter part of his life. Between 1931 and 1972 he published seventy-five novels and twenty-eight short stories featuring Inspector Maigret.<br>Simenon always resisted identifying himself with his famous literary character, but acknowledged that they shared an important characteristic:<br>My motto, to the extent that I have one, has been noted often enough, and I've always conformed to it. It's the one I've given to old Maigret, who resembles me in certain points ... 'understand and judge not'.<br>Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels.<br>PENGUIN CLASSICS<br> Cécile is Dead <br>'I love reading Simenon. He makes me think of Chekhov'<br>- William Faulkner<br>'A truly wonderful writer ... marvellously readable - lucid, simple, absolutely in tune with the world he creates'<br>- Muriel Spark<br>'Few writers have ever conveyed with such a sure touch, the bleakness of human life'<br>- A. N. Wilson<br>'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'<br>- Guardian<br>'A novelist who entered his fictional world as if he were part of it'<br>- Peter Ackroyd<br>'The greatest of all, the most genuine novelist we have had in literature'<br>- André Gide<br>'Superb ... The most addictive of writers ... A unique teller of tales'<br>- Observer<br>'The mysteries of the human personality are revealed in all their disconcerting complexity'<br>- Anita Brookner<br>'A writer who, more than any other crime novelist, combined a high literary reputation with popular appeal'<br>- P. D. James<br>'A supreme writer ... Unforgettable vividness'<br>- Independent<br>'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant'
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