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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Le charretier de la providence

It would seem the film was never made. Solving the crime and finding pathos, Maigret displays his characteristic sympathy for a technical criminal, who dies at the end, obviating any legal questions of criminal justice.

Views Read Edit Ka history. Leaving much of the collection of information to Lucas, Maigret gradually discovers how tragically these two very different lifestyles are interwoven. For more information on the localities go to the Travel Log. Maigret of the Month: From the beginning, Maigret realises that few craft along the canal remain in one place for long, especially with fifteen locks to negotiate, so he resorts in following their progress by taking to the towpath on a borrowed se.

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The matter gets even more complicated. The story – a summary.

In two porvidence, Simenon explored much of this network of canals and rivers in his first boat, the ” Ginette “, in and then, between and in his larger craft the ” Ostrogoth “. After his release he became the carter of the “Providence”. Therefore modern commercial barges can not navigate on the canal. With the publication of Le Charretier de la “Providence”his third novel in three months, the word record became increasingly linked to his name.

The lock and the lockkeeper’s house at Dizy. Most of the other necessary equipment for this journey was towed behind in providencw canoe. This page was last edited on 3 Juneat However, the autopsy of Mary’s body reveals certain details that point Maigret’s attention to the barge the “Providence”.


In reality this canal was constructed in to run parallel to the river Marne. Simenon admirably portrays the charreyier between the two sets of lifestyles. Pleasure craft in the lock of Dizy. The Crime at Lock 14 Fr. La nuit du carrefour – Maigret at the Crossroads. Le charretier de la Charetier Maigret meets a milord – 9.

The woman is identified as Mary Lampson, wife of an English “milord” travelling through France on his yacht, the Southern Cross.

The canal setting allows Simenon to activate his recent observations and enthusiasms, transferring them to Maigret, who noses out the secret by absorbing the canal-life atmosphere. Feeling suspected Jean tries to commit suicide and by doing so injures himself critically. And lr the article he continues: The Death of Monsieur Gallet.

Sign on the lock keeper’s house indicating this is lock For more background information on the story and Dizyvisit also the Travel Log: The tow path with in the background the lock and the lock keeper’s house. However, there is no doubt that this is the lock intended by Simenon in Le charretier de la Providence. And there, in the summer ofhe wrote, on the trot, three full-length novels: Simenon seemed to have been fascinated by water throughout most of his life, setting some of his novels and short stories by, or on, canals, rivers, lakes and the sea.

Les larmes de bougie. In the spring ofhe bought the ” Ginette “, a boat measuring 13 feet in length by 5 feet wide, which he then fitted with a three horsepower engine. On the barge he created a small universe of his own and he felt fairly at ease.


Maigret discovers some incriminating facts about Jean’s past: 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”. Accident brings him in contact with his beloved, whom he murders. It is noteworthy that the number of the lock does not correspond with the providece in the novel. Assouline, p In an article entitled “For and Against the Police Novel”, [Robert] Brasillach compared Simenon to Malherbe, raved about the power with which he describes a canal in Le Charretier de la “Providence”hailed the portrait of decay and degradation in L’Affaire Saint-Fiacreand called Maigret the Monsieur Bergson of the police novel.

It was destroyed by fire about 20 years ago. The Lock at Dizy with pleasure craft.

The lock of Dizy is still there it is situated at about 2 Km 1. Also under suspicion are the crew of the barge Providenceparticularly its carterwho had spent the night in the stable, possibly on the night of the murder.

Unfortunately, for some reason Fenton Bresler has indicated the wrong Morsang. He didn’t see anything unusual. One of the strengths of the novel is how well Simenon constructs the storyline into the setting of canal life made authentic from his personal experience.

Le charretier de la Providence Maigret meets a milord – Jean Darchambaux appears to be a former physician who killed his rich aunt to satisfy the luxurious tastes of his wife. The skeleton in the closet is the long-lost love of a young doctor for a jazzy, destructive woman who betrays him.