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Cover of: The scapegoat by Daphne Du Maurier
About the Book

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.

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Dewey 823/.912

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27 editions First published in 1957

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1957, Doubleday
The scapegoat.
in English - [1st ed.]
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1957, Doubleday
The scapegoat.
in English
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1957, V. Gollancz
The scapegoat.
in English
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1957, Doubleday
The scapegoat.
in English - [1st ed.]
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1957, Book Club
The scapegoat
in English
Cover of: Le bouc émissaire
1957, A. Michel
Le bouc émissaire
in French
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1960, Éditions Albin Michel
Le bouc émissaire; roman
in French
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1962, Penguin Books
The scapegoat.
in English
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1962, Penguin
The scapegoat.
in English
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1964, Penguin
The scapegoat
in English
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1971, Heron
The scapegoat [Book].
in Undetermined
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1972, Penguin
The scapegoat
in English
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1975, Pan Books
The scapegoat
in English
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January 1, 1976, Queens House/Focus Service
The Scapegoat
Hardcover
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June 1977, Amereon Ltd
Scapegoat
Hardcover in English
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June 1977, Queens House
Scapegoat
Hardcover in English
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January 1981, Doubleday of Canada
Scapegoat
Hardcover in English
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June 1982, Ulverscroft Large Print
Scapegoat
Hardcover in English - Large Prnt edition
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June 1988, Carroll & Graf Pub
The Scapegoat
Paperback in English
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April 1991, Amereon Limited
Scapegoat
Hardcover in English
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1992, ARROW
THE SCAPEGOAT
Paperback in English
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1992, ARROW
THE SCAPEGOAT
in English
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June 1993, Chivers Audio Books
The Scapegoat
Audio cassette in English
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December 1994, Buccaneer Books
The Scapegoat
Hardcover in English
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2000, University of Pennsylvania Press
The scapegoat
in English
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April 1, 2004, Virago Press Ltd
The Scapegoat
Paperback - New Ed edition
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2007, Amfora
Kozel otpushchenii︠a︡
in Russian

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