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Book Information: Scapegoat, the

Scapegoat, the (1957) [Novel]
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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 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.

Original title: The Scapegoat
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionCrime and MysterySuspense
FictionRomanceRomantic-Suspense

Edition #1: Scapegoat, the

Scapegoat, the (1957)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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Manifested in:

The Scapegoat (2004)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London, UK
Publisher: Virago Press
ISBN: 9781844080977
Dimensions: 5 x 7.75 x 1 in
Pages: 373
Notes: Introduction by Lisa Appignanesi (2004)

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The Scapegoat (2000)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Philadelphia, PA
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812217254
Pages: 348

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The Scapegoat (1957)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Sydney, AU
Publisher: Angus and Robertson
Pages: 368

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