Le Charretier de la Providence (Le Livre de Poche) (French Edition) [Georges Simenon] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Book by. Le charretier de “La Providence” is an fairly standard early Maigret where the detective’s famous “method” is on prominent display. Still a member of . Directed by Marcel Cravenne. With Jean Richard, Charles Moulin, Paulette Frantz, Féodor Atkine.

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I suspect it’s not Therefore modern commercial barges can not navigate on the canal. When a second member of the Southern Cross’s party is murdered, Maigret has to uncover the secrets of all prvidence, including the mild-mannered carter of the Providence. The Lock at Dizy with pleasure craft.

For more information on the French penal colony in Guyana Go to: It would seem the film was never made. Leaving much of the collection of information to Lucas, Maigret gradually discovers how tragically ls two very different lifestyles are interwoven. Lampson and his odd collection of passengers are questioned, but Maigret comes no nearer to the truth.

He was caught and sentenced providenxe fifteen years of hard labor in the penal colony “bagne” in French Guyana. Maybe some of the more expert contributors out there have some ideas on this? But cnarretier of his contemporaries had any idea of the labor and creative energy that went into his easily denigrated novels.


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The confusion could have arisen from the fact that the two Morsangs are only a few miles from each other and both near Corbeil. Le charretier de la Providence – Maigret Meets a Milord.

Maigret of the Month: Le charretier de la Providence

In one of his articles in Une France inconnue ou L’Aventure entre deux berges – An unknown France or The Adventure between two banks – published in in the magazine “Vu”Simenon writes: Eventually the owners of the barge just ahead of them invited them on board to shelter and dry off. There now is a paved thoroughfare, from the road from Dizy to Damery, leading to a small bridge over the channel at meters from the lock. Then, by chance, he found his former wife and killed her.

Did he change the number in a, somewhat futile, attempt to make the site unidentifiable? Provieence Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The story has been adapted four times for film and television: The skeleton in the closet is the long-lost love of a young doctor for a jazzy, destructive woman who betrays him.

Later Simenon wrote several articles about this journey, commissioned by various magazines, and some of the details are used in Le Charretier de la “Providence”. The locks on the canal are computer operated and the lockkeeper, who still lives in the house at lock of Dizy, is now responsible for all the sluices along the canal.


From top to bottom: For more information on the localities go to the Travel Log. From there the lock is to be reached over the gravelled tow path. From the beginning, Maigret realises that few craft along the canal remain in one place carretier long, especially with fifteen locks to negotiate, so he resorts in following their progress by taking to the towpath on a borrowed bicycle.

In two trips, Simenon explored much of this network of canals cuarretier rivers in his first boat, the ” Ginette “, in and then, between and in his larger craft the ” Ostrogoth “.

Le charretier de la providence

Simenon was fond of boats and spent six months xe navigating the rivers and canals of France. He didn’t see anything unusual. Jean is the carter of this canal-boat. The Strange Case of Peter the Lett. Willy was also Mary’s lover. Most of the photographs of canal life that illustrate these published articles were taken at a later date.