SIMENON SIMENON. "MON AMI MAIGRET" EN ANGLAIS ARRIVE LE 5 MAI
Des détails sur la prochaine traduction de Penguin pour les anglophones.
SIMENON SIMENON. "MY FRIEND MAIGRET" ARRIVA IL 5 MAGGIO
Anticipazioni sulla prossima uscita in inglese della Penguin per i lettori anglofoni
My Friend Maigret, Penguin’s English translation of Simenon’s Mon ami Maigret, will be available through Amazon in the UK as of May 5, 2016. One can buy this 31st in the Penguin series and 58th in Simenon’s order of publication as both a paperback and a Kindle Edition. An audio format is not yet visible on the horizon.
Notably, a preorder option exists now, so one does not have to ‘wait’ until the 5th of May to get onboard. The preorder prices are £7.99 and £4.99 respectively. The
opportunity for delivery to the USA will appeal to some because paperback and Kindle editions will not be available there until December 27, 2016. Such a purchase adds $4.24 for the book and $5.65 for the delivery and a transatlantic trip of 7 to 10 days.
A projection for Anglophones on the book’s availability from other Amazon sources throughout the world follows in alphabetical order:
May 5, 2016: Australia Kindle; Brazil Kindle; Germany Kindle; India Kindle; Italy Paperback and Kindle; Mexico Kindle; Netherlands Kindle; Spain Kindle.
December 27, 2016: Canada Paperback and Kindle; France Paperback; Germany Paperback; Japan Kindle; Mexico Paperback.
Note: China is an unknown.
Mon ami Maigret originally appeared in 1949, but an English translation did not appear until 1956 as My Friend Maigret. It’s translator then was Nigel Ryan, and now the translator is Shaun Whiteside. Be aware that the ISBN-13 for the newer edition is 978-0241206393.
I enjoyed the original version of the story for several reasons beyond the usual ones: Maigret operates on a scenic Mediterranean island. Porquerolles is a big switch from cold, foggy, and rainy Paris. An English colleague, Inspector Pyke from Scotland Yard, joins him in the investigation. Simenon gives one the chance to compare two policemen and two cultures.
David P Simmons
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