Georges Simenon

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Georges Simenon

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born
in Lüttich, Belgium
February 13, 1903

died
September 04, 1989

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Simenon was one of the most prolific writers of the twentieth century, capable of writing 60 to 80 pages per day. His oeuvre includes nearly 200 novels, over 150 novellas, several autobiographical works, numerous articles, and scores of pulp novels written under more than two dozen pseudonyms. Altogether, about 550 million copies of his works have been printed.

He is best known, however, for his 75 novels and 28 short stories featuring Commissaire Maigret. The first novel in the series, Pietr-le-Letton, appeared in 1931; the last one, Maigret et M. Charles, was published in 1972. The Maigret novels were translated into all major languages and several of them were turned into films and radio plays. Two television series (1960-63 and 1992-93)...more


Average rating: 3.73 · 27,042 ratings · 2,839 reviews · 585 distinct works · Similar authors
The Man Who Watched Trains ...
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 1,322 ratings — published 1936 — 27 editions
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Dirty Snow
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 1,008 ratings — published 1951 — 24 editions
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The Yellow Dog
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3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 925 ratings — published 1931 — 47 editions
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Maigret and the Enigmatic Lett
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3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 860 ratings — published 1931 — 32 editions
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The Strangers in the House
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 456 ratings — published 1940 — 13 editions
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Three Bedrooms in Manhattan
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 564 ratings — published 1946 — 21 editions
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The Hotel Majestic
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 487 ratings — published 1942 — 26 editions
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Maigret and the Madwoman
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 437 ratings — published 1970 — 19 editions
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Maigret Sets a Trap
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 459 ratings — published 1955 — 28 editions
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The Madman of Bergerac
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 434 ratings — published 1932 — 27 editions
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“Writing is not a profession but a vocation of unhappiness. I don't think an artist can ever be happy.”
Georges Simenon

“It just happened. As though a moment comes when it's both necessary and natural to make a decision that has long since been made. ”
Georges Simenon

“The place smelled of fairgrounds, of lazy crowds, of nights when you stayed out because you couldn't go to bed, and it smelled like New York, of its calm and brutal indifference.”
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