Hell Beyond the Seas: A convict's own story of his experiences in French Penal Settlement in Guiana 1st HC DJ 1936 by Aage Krarup-Nielsen

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Title: Hell Beyond the Seas: A convict's own story of his experiences in the French Penal Settlement in Guiana

Author: Aage Krarup-Nielsen

Description: First American Edition, 1936. Green cloth boards with stamped brown pictorial on front and lettering on spine. The color on the boards is washed out; spine faded. Red topstain (darkened). Dust jacket rubbed; spine toned; tiny chips at corners; spot of soiling and a couple short closed tears on rear panel; not price clipped ($2.75). DJ in clear archival sleeve. Twenty illustrations (mostly photos and a few reproductions of drawings made by the convict) plus frontispiece map. vi, 297 pp. 8.25 x 5.75 inches.

The personal narrative of Convict No. 44,792, a survivor of the French penal colony of French Guiana, as given to and recorded by the Danish scholar Aage Krarup-Nielsen. The man's official papers and the deep and ugly scars left by the leg irons he had worn for years bore out his statement.

His account begins with his enlistment in the French Foreign Legion, his attempt at escape, and the sentencing to hard labor he incurred as a consequence. He recounts many attempts at escape which were sometimes temporarily successful. This account of cruelty, hardship and sodden bestiality reveals the brutality of the French prison administration in Guiana, but also impresses on one the man's heroic courage and innate dignity.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Good+
Jacket Condition: Very Good

Publisher: Vanguard Press
Place: New York
Year: 1936

Language: English

ISBN: n/a

Keywords: South America, Latin American, history, French Guiana, penal colonies, French colonies, prisoners, French Foreign Legion, personal narratives,

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