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The scapegoat

By: Du Maurier, Daphne Appignanesi, Lisa(Introduction by)

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Part of the Virago Modern Classics series
1844080978 / 9781844080977
Paperback
01/04/2004
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United Kingdom
Classics
20 cm x, 373 p.
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Gollancz, 1957.

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.

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FC Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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