Some details about the next Penguin translation for Anglophones
SIMENON SIMENON. “MAIGRET SE DEFEND” EN ANGLAIS ARRIVE LE 3 JANVIER
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SIMENON SIMENON. "MAIGRET SE DEFEND" IN INGLESE ESCE IL 3 GENNAIO
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Maigret Defends Himself, Penguin’s English translation of Simenon’s Maigret se défend will be available through Amazon.co.uk as of January 3, 2019 in both paperback and Kindle editions.
Release dates for paperback and Kindle editions through Amazon.com are not yet available, but fortunately delivery to the USA from the UK is available. Release dates for editions in Canada are not yet available, either.
January 3, 2019 holds as the release date from the following other Amazon sources: Australia Kindle; Brazil Kindle: China paperback; France paperback and Kindle; Germany paperback and Kindle; India paperback and Kindle; Italy paperback and Kindle; Japan paperback and Kindle; Mexico Kindle; Netherlands Kindle; Spain paperback and Kindle.
Be aware the ISBN-13 for this new edition is 978-0241304068, which should facilitate searching for the book from various other sources.
Maigret se défend originally appeared in 1964. It came out in English translation as Maigret on the Defensive in 1966 with five subsequent reprints through 1987. The translator then was Alastair Hamilton, and the translator for this new Penguin edition is Howard Curtis.
The original work was the 91st in Simenon’s order of publication, and this work is the 63rd in Penguin’s modern series of translations.
This novel puts Maigret in a unique situation: accused of an alcohol fueled, hotel room assault on a teenage woman, the Chief Inspector is called on the carpet for the first time in his long career. Although forbidden to confront his accuser and investigate the claim in any way, he does get to read her formal complaint. He then sets out boldly to defend himself, combining his own cunning with help enlisted from both sides of the law: multiple police associates and his friend and doctor Pardon plus a pimp turned gang leader, and a prostitute turned mistress, etc.
David P Simmons
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