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The scapegoat

Author: Daphne Du Maurier
Publisher: Garden City, New York : Doubleday & Company, Incorporated, 1957. ©1957
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Two men--one English, the other French--meet by chance in a provincial railway station and are astounded that they are so much alike that they could easily pass for each other. Over the course of a long evening, they talk and drink. It is not until he awakes the next day that John, the Englishman, realizes that he may have spoken too much. His French companion is gone, having stolen his identity. For his part, John  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Romantic suspense fiction
Fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Mystery fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Du Maurier, Daphne, 1907-1989.
Scapegoat.
Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1957
(OCoLC)609513495
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daphne Du Maurier
OCLC Number: 366147
Description: 348 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: by Daphne Du Maurier.

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Two men--one English, the other French--meet by chance in a provincial railway station and are astounded that they are so much alike that they could easily pass for each other. Over the course of a long evening, they talk and drink. It is not until he awakes the next day that John, the Englishman, realizes that he may have spoken too much. His French companion is gone, having stolen his identity. For his part, John has no choice but to take the Frenchman's place--as master of a château, director of a failing business, head of a large and embittered family, and keeper of too many secrets.

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Suspenseful Tale of Exchanged Identities

by greatpenformances (WorldCat user published 2007-08-29) Fair Permalink
Daphne du Maurier's "The Scapegoat" is a novel of suspense in the romantic tradition that the Dame's mid-20th century readers expected. There's the requisite isolated setting, suspicious deaths, and a confusion of locals who know more than they are willing to tell.The story begins when a depressed London...
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