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First UK Edition. Octavo. Near fine, in a Youngman Cartyer-designed dust jacket showing lightly frayed to head and foot of spine and corners. An attractive copy. Georges Simenon was born in Liège, Belgium. At sixteen he began work as a journalist on the Gazette de Liège. He moved to Paris in 1922 and became a prolific writer of popular fiction, working under a number of pseudonyms. In 1931 he published the first of the novels featuring Maigret, his most famous and enduring creation. Haining; The Classic Era of Crime Fiction p167 (2002), Steinbrunner & Penzler; Ency.of Mystery & Detection, p363-5 (1976). Eric Quayle; The Collectors Book of Detective Fiction p.99, 115. (1972). Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Titel: Maigret's Failure. Translated from the ...
Verlag: London: Hamish Hamilton, 1962
Buchbeschreibung Hamish Hamilton., London, 1962. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. 8vo. 5.25 x 7.5 inches. 153 +  pp. Bound in original red cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper with a few chips at edges and book review extracts on rear wrapper. A little foxing of edges and rear endpaper but otherwise a very good copy. Signature on first free endpaper. Decorated by publisher's device on title page. First published in France as Un Echec de Maigret, 1956. ART / LITERATURE NOVELS LIT. FICTION FRENCH 20TH CENTURY ART / LITERATURE. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 23493