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The Scapegoat

Daphne du Maurier

"A dazzlingly clever and immensely entertaining novel." --New York Times By chance, John and Jean--one English, the other French--meet in a provincial railway station. Their resemblance to each other is uncanny, and they spend the next few hours talking and drinking - until at last John falls into a drunken stupor. It's to be his last carefree moment, for when he wakes, Jean has stolen his identity and disappeared. So the Englishman 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.

"A dazzlingly clever and immensely entertaining novel." --New York Times By chance, John and Jean--one English, the other French--meet in a provincial railway station. Their resemblance to each other is uncanny, and they spend the next few hours talking and drinking - until at last John falls into a drunken stupor. It's to be his last carefree moment, for when he wakes, Jean has stolen his identity and disappeared. So the Englishman 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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"A dazzlingly clever and immensely entertaining novel." --New York Times By chance, John and Jean--one English, the other French--meet in a provincial railway station. Their resemblance to each other is uncanny, and they spend the next few hours talking and drinking - until at last John falls into a drunken stupor. It's to be his last carefree moment, for when he wakes, Jean has stolen his identity and disappeared. So the Englishman 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Paul Shelley

Length:

13h 6m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

20:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

26:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

30:04


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

39:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:58


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

43:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

32:10


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

29:07


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

28:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

36:20


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

20:40


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

36:43


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

34:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

31:28


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

30:01


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

26:02


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

20:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

32:12


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

27:20


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

23:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

30:34


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

34:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

34:22


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

24:52


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

30:24


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

21:36