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The Scapegoat

by Daphne Du Maurier

Little, Brown And Company | April 1, 2004 | Trade Paperback

The Scapegoat is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.
By chance, two men - one English, the other French - meet in a provincial railway station. Their physical resemblance is uncanny, and they spend the next few hours talking and drinking - until at last John, the Englishman, falls into a drunken stupour. It''s to be his last carefree moment, for when he wakes, his French companion has stolen his identity and disappeared. So John steps into the Frenchman''s shoes, and faces a variety of perplexing roles - as owner of a chateau, director of a failing business, head of a fractious family, and master of nothing.
Gripping and complex, The Scapegoat is a masterful exploration of doubling and identity, and of the dark side of the self.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 pages, 1 × 5 × 7.75 in

Published: April 1, 2004

Publisher: Little, Brown And Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1844080978

ISBN - 13: 9781844080977

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from really enjoyed it! i love the plot of this book because it's unbelievablely interesting! i love how John has to pretend to be Jean and figure out the whole family history which is boring if you think about it but when Daphne du Maurier writes it's just so gorgeous! It's really addictive...but when John realized that he was being mistaken for Jean in the beginning of the novel, why didn't he start speaking english? John is also english so an english accent would be even more unique to define him as john and not as jean but then the novel wouldn't have even started. the ending is also a bit lacking because i sort of wanted a death lol or something evil to happen but he just FINALLY ended up-well i won't say. Good book!
Date published: 2013-10-25

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The Scapegoat

by Daphne Du Maurier

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 pages, 1 × 5 × 7.75 in

Published: April 1, 2004

Publisher: Little, Brown And Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1844080978

ISBN - 13: 9781844080977

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By chance, two men - one English, the other French - meet in a provincial railway station. Their physical resemblance is uncanny, and they spend the next few hours talking and drinking - until at last John, the Englishman, falls into a drunken stupour. It''s to be his last carefree moment, for when he wakes, his French companion has stolen his identity and disappeared. So John steps into the Frenchman''s shoes, and faces a variety of perplexing roles - as owner of a chateau, director of a failing business, head of a fractious family, and master of nothing.
Gripping and complex, The Scapegoat is a masterful exploration of doubling and identity, and of the dark side of the self.

About the Author

Daphne du Maurier was born in 1906 and educated at home and in Paris. She began writing in 1928, and many of her bestselling novels were set in Cornwall, where she lived for most of her life. She was made a DBE in 1969 and died in 1989.
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