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Maigret is Afraid: Maigret #42

Georges Simenon



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15 June 2017
Fiction & Literature; Classic crime; Fiction in translation
In book forty-two Maigret's impromptu visit to an old college friend draws him into a murky investigation in a small provincial town ruled by snobbery, fear and intimidation. 'This was natural. It is the same everywhere. Rarely, however, had Maigret had such a strong sense of a clique. In a small town like this, of course there are the worthies, who are few and who inevitably meet each other several times a day, even if it is only in the street. Then there are the others, like those who stood huddled on the sidelines looking disgruntled.' Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations.
By:   Georges Simenon
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   42
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 10mm
Weight:   134g
ISBN:   9780241277485
ISBN 10:   0241277485
Series:   Inspector Maigret
Pages:   176
Publication Date:   15 June 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Georges Simenon was born in Liege, Belgium, in 1903. He is best know in Britain as the author of the Maigret novels and his prolific output of over 400 novels and short stories have made him a household name in continental Europe. He died in 1989 in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he had lived for the latter part of his life.

Reviews for Maigret is Afraid: Maigret #42

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 (London) 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 (London) Superb . . . the most addictive of writers . . . a unique teller of tales. --The Observer (London) Compelling, remorseless, brilliant. --John Gray A truly wonderful writer . . . marvellously readable--lucid, simple, absolutely in tune with the work he creates. --Muriel Spark A novelist who entered his fictional world as if he were a part of it. --Peter Ackroyd Extraordinary masterpieces of the twentieth century. --John Banville

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