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Memoirs of Vidocq Master of Crime

ISBN-10: 1902593715
ISBN-13: 9781902593715
Edition: 2003
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Description: Known as the first detective and father of criminology, Vidocq's writings have been an inspiration for all detective, mystery, and crime stories for the past century or more. An exuberant criminal with a knack for finding trouble, Vidocq's life  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: AK Press
Publication date: 5/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 433
Size: 9.00" wide x 6.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Known as the first detective and father of criminology, Vidocq's writings have been an inspiration for all detective, mystery, and crime stories for the past century or more. An exuberant criminal with a knack for finding trouble, Vidocq's life story includes some of the best crime stories ever written.

A film based on Vidocq's memoirs was released in France on 13 August 1909, a short black-and-white silent film La Jeunesse de Vidocq ou Comment on devient policier. Vidocq was played by Harry Baur, who also portrayed him in two sequels: L'�vasion de Vidocq (1910) and Vidocq (1911). Under the direction of Jean Kemm, the silent movie Vidocq based on the memoirs appeared in 1922. The screenplay was written by Arthur Bern�de and the main role was played by Ren� Navarre. The first sound film, again was named Vidocq, appeared in 1938. Jacques Daroy directed Andr� Brul� in the title role. The film focused largely on Vidocq's criminal career.On 19 July 1946, the first American film about Vidocq appeared - A Scandal in Paris, with George Sanders as Vidocq and direction by Douglas Sirk. It showed the rise of a rogue in society, coupled with a love story. It was followed in April 1948 by the next French version of Vidocq's life story, Le Cavalier de Croix-Mort, directed by Lucien Ganier-Raymond with Henri Nassiet in the lead.On 7 January 1967, the French television station ORTF showed the first of two television series, each with thirteen episodes. Vidocq starring Bernard No�l was still in black and white. The second series, Les Nouvelles Aventures de Vidocq, the first in color, premiered on 5 January 1971 and starred Claude Brasseur.In 2001, under the direction of Pitof, G�rard Depardieu played Vidocq in the French science fiction film Vidocq. In 1989, the pilot episode "Trail" was devoted to Eug�ne Vidocq. The series was called Adventure of Criminalistics and was filmed in Czechoslovakian-German co-production.

A Note to the Reader
"Vidocq, Rogue Cop"
I Begin to Show Promise
I Meet Adversity in Life and Love
My Colours Are False
I Encounter Thieves and Forgers
I See Much of Prison Cells
Escapes Are In Vain
To The Hulks At Brest
I Conceal My Identity
Adepts And Cutthroats
A Nest of Land Pirates
I Aid My Old Enemies
A Peace of Mind Soon Lost
Good Intentions Come to Naught
The Villainous Past Preys Upon Me
A Fugitive Once More
My Debut with the Police
Victims of My Craft
The Nature of My Craft
I Lodge with the Enemy
The Clue of the Yellow Curtains
I Avoid Snares
My Renown Increases
The Clue of the Two Footprints
I Escape Being Swallowed Up
Our Friends the Enemy
Important Captures
The Clue of a Scrap of Paper
A Hercules and a Brigand
Thieves and Robbers
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