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Cover of: The scapegoat | Daphne Du Maurier
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Someone jolted my elbow as I drank and said, 'Je vous demande pardon, ' and as I moved to give him space he turned and stared at me and I at him, and I realized, with a strange sense of shock and fear and nausea all combined, that his face and voice were known to me too well.I was looking at myself."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 chateau, director of a failing business, head of a large and embittered family, and keeper of too many secrets.Loaded with suspense and crackling wit, "The Scapegoat" tells the double story of the attempts by John, the imposter, to escape detection by the family, servants, and several mistresses of his alter ego, and of his constant and frustrating efforts to unravel the mystery of the enigmatic past that dominates the existence of all who live in the chateau.

Classifications

Dewey 823/.912

27 editions First published in 1957

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The Scapegoat
April 1, 2004, Virago Press Ltd
Paperback - New Ed edition
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The scapegoat
2000, University of Pennsylvania Press
in English
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The Scapegoat
December 1994, Buccaneer Books
Hardcover in English
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The Scapegoat
June 1993, Chivers Audio Books
Audio cassette in English
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THE SCAPEGOAT
1992, ARROW
in English
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THE SCAPEGOAT
1992, ARROW
Paperback in English
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Scapegoat
April 1991, Amereon Limited
Hardcover in English
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The Scapegoat
June 1988, Carroll & Graf Pub
Paperback in English
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Scapegoat
June 1982, Ulverscroft Large Print
Hardcover in English - Large Prnt edition
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Scapegoat
January 1981, Doubleday of Canada
Hardcover in English
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Scapegoat
June 1977, Queens House
Hardcover in English
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Scapegoat
June 1977, Amereon Ltd
Hardcover in English
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The Scapegoat
January 1, 1976, Queens House/Focus Service
Hardcover
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The scapegoat
1975, Pan Books
in English
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The scapegoat
1972, Penguin
in English
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1971, Heron
in Undetermined
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The scapegoat
1964, Penguin
in English
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The scapegoat.
1962, Penguin
in English
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The scapegoat.
1962, Penguin Books
in English
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Le bouc émissaire; roman
1960, Éditions Albin Michel
in French
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Le bouc émissaire
1957, A. Michel
in French
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The scapegoat
1957, Book Club
in English
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The scapegoat.
1957, Doubleday
Hardcover in English - [1st ed.]
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The scapegoat.
1957, V. Gollancz
in English
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The scapegoat.
1957, Doubleday
in English
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The scapegoat.
1957, Doubleday
in English - [1st ed.]

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