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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Maigret of the Month: Le charretier de la Providence

I brought it to Paris, where I and it christened on a whim by a priest at Notre Dame Maigret is sent to investigate the murder of a woman at the lock 14 nearby the village of Dizy. The confusion could have arisen from the fact that the two Morsangs are only a few miles from each other and both near Corbeil. The woman is identified as Mary Lampson, wife of an English “milord” travelling through France on his yacht, the Southern Cross.

Un crime en Hollande – Maigret in Holland.

For more background information on the story and Dizyvisit also the Travel Log: But can anyone tell if it’s actually wooden, horse-drawn? Le charretier df la Providence Maigret meets a milord – But when Maigret learns chadretier a bicycle was used on the sly the night of the crime he again turns to the carter Jean.

Simenon was fond of boats and spent six months in navigating the rivers and canals of France.

Le charretier de la providence

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. Le charretier de “La Providence” – 1. Did he change the number in a, somewhat futile, attempt to make the site unidentifiable? Eventually the owners of the barge just ahead of them invited them on board to shelter and dry off. Laa the way back he shed a glance on ‘La Marine’ while passing by, then he was called upon by a pilot.


The actor Charles Moulin in the part of the carter Jean Darchambaux.

Views Read Edit View history. During this trip, Simenon continued to write his novels and short stories under pseudonyms, so the boat had on board his typewriter and a stock of paper.

The doctor goes overseas and returns years later as an inarticulate bargehand, one of Simenon’s innumerable dropouts. Sir Lampson, the owner of the yacht and husband of the victim Mary and his boatswain Willy attract Maigret’s suspicions. Properly speaking the village has no role whatsoever in the story.

The skeleton in the closet is the long-lost love of a young doctor for a jazzy, destructive woman who betrays him. It would seem the film was never made.

Does anyone know any more about this? I suspect it’s not Some indications, in particular a badge found at the place of the crime, make Sir Lampson the likely culprit.

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Le charretier de la Providence Maigret meets a milord – 2. He was caught and sentenced to fifteen years of hard labor in the penal colony “bagne” in French Guyana. Retrieved from ” https: This river meanders considerable, so that the canal, which runs straight for many stretches, is preferable for the barge traffic. The lock and the lockkeeper’s house at Dizy. In the company of his horses Jean dies as a result of his wounds, surrounded by the almost maternal affection of Hortense Canelle, the bargeman’s wife, and the moved empathy of Maigret.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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.

Maigret discovers some incriminating facts about Jean’s past: Old photograph with tow horses and carter.

Go to a novel or story analysis – Click on the title. At the end it must have been a kind of dance hall. In reality this canal was constructed in to run parallel to the river Marne.

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. When a second member of the Southern Cross’s party is murdered, Maigret has to uncover the secrets of all concerned, including the mild-mannered carter of the Providence. However, there is no doubt that this is the lock intended by Simenon in Le charretier de la Providence.

La nuit du carrefour – Maigret at the Crossroads. After his release he became the carter of the “Providence”. It would have been easy to put words in the mouths of people like myself.

She had been strangled, and was still wearing her jewellery, pointing to a crime of passion. This solitary and silent man, draws his interest.

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