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The Scapegoat

By Du Maurier, Daphne



Daphne DuMaurier's The Scapegoat tells the tale of two men, one French and the other English, who meet by chance and realize they sound and look just alike. Bemused, they spend an evening together and the British man, John, wakes up to find himself now having to live as his French doppleganger.

  • feeney (Black Mountain): Daphne du Maurier's eerie thriller of 1957, THE SCAPEGOAT, places an uncommonly heavy burden on any reader willing both to ask "what if" and to accept Ms du Maurier's prima facie implausible answers. *** Thirty-eight year old Englishman John lectures in London on French history. His command of the French language is perfect. He can and does pass for French. He is unmarried, all his family are dead. He has few friends. He is a classic "loner." He has been depressed for years. He wants to become intimately involved with real-life French people but his personality will not let him. As usual John is spending his summer- early autumn holidays writing and researching in France before returning home to another year as a boring lecturer. He is seriously considering spending time at the not far away venerable Cistercian abbey La Grande Trappe in Normandy. There he would explore among God-seeking members of this notably non-speaking order whether God's light is to be found in the darkness of silence. *** One evening he breaks his road travels by car at Le Mans. There he and Jean de Gue, Comte de St. Gilles, Barthe have a chance encounter near the train station. Count Jean and lecturer John are 100% look alikes and sound alikes. The count dopes John, takes his clothes and car and drives off to London to escape family responsibilities. Stupidly, John does not alert the French police but allows a servant to take him to the count's chateau. Will he fool Jean de Gue's widowed mother, wife, daughter, brother, an unmarried sister who despises him, servants, relatives, friends and adoring dog? *** Can and will Englishman Jean undo in a short time the considerable evil wrought by the Comte within his family and to the family's ancient ceramic business? What if for some reason the count tires of his game and returns from London to toss the Englishman out? How will he cope with the well intended but not necessarily profitable changes that John has made within family and in business? *** Always hovering in the background is the less than 50 miles distant Abbey of La Trappe. Is that where the troubled Englishman really belongs? And will the count's willing mistress convince our English hero that he is no better nor worse a man than prima facie despicable Jean de Gue? *** If you make a generous enough leap of faith and wholeheartedly embrace du Maurier's implausible premises, you will find in THE SCAPEGOAT a tale of mixed identities to rival Stevenson's 1886 JEKYLL AND HYDE. The novel is also a brooding religious meditation on ways to find or at least seek effectively the God of both the saints and the sinners. -OOO-
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THE SCAPEGOAT

MAURIER, DAPHNE DU

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THE SCAPEGOAT

Du Maurier, Daphne

New York: Doubleday. 1957. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Good dust jacket, slight lean to spine, chipping and tears to jacket. First Edition stated. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

  • Published: 1957
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The Scapegoat

MAURIER, DAPHNE DU

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The Scapegoat: A Novel of Impersonation [Hardcover]

Daphne du Maurier

Publisher: Gollancz Date of Publication: 1957 Binding: Hardcover Condition: This is the only stated Gollancz Edition from1957. Both the cover and the book are in positively excellent condition.There are no rips, tears, markings, etc.---and the pages and binding are tight as a drum .Acceptable

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Scapegoat

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Du Maurier, Daphne [1907-1989]

Published by Victor Gollancz Ltd., 14 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London 1957. London 1957. Hard back binding in publisher's original black crimson paper covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. Contains 368 printed pages of text. With ownership markings to the front free end paper. Fine condition book, in torn and repaired dust wrapper with monochrome photograph of Alec Guinness and Bette Davis on the front panel, not price clipped 10/6. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this protects and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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The Scapegoat

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Garden City: Doubleday. 1957. First. First American edition. Owner label on the front fly, light offsetting to the endpapers, else near fine in very good dustwrapper with some chipping, creasing and rubbing. Basis for the 1959 Robert Hamer-directed film starring Alec Guinness (in dual roles) and Bette Davis. .

  • Published: 1957
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The Scapegoat

DU MAURIER, Daphne

Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company. 1957. First. First American edition. Very good with tears to the spine end in a very good internally taped dustwrapper with shallow chips and tears.Basis for the 1959 Robert Hamer-directed film starring Alec Guinness (in dual roles) and Bette Davis. .

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The Scapegoat

du Maurier, Daphne

Stated First Edition. Clean black cloth boards with clean green-beige cloth spine, black title box with bright silver lettering on spine. Hint of light wear to spine edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 348 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has very small chip at top spine edge (1/4" x 1/4"), one short closed edge tear. Attractive photo of the author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A suspenseful novel by the author of "Rebecca.

  • Published: 1957
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The Scapegoat

DU MAURIER, Daphne

Victor Gollancz. 1957. F First U K Edition. A fine copy in a near fine d.w., spine sl. tanned.

  • Published: 1957
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The Scapegoat

Daphne DuMaurier

London: Victor Gollancz, 1957 Bump to lower spine, minimal shelfwear, inscription on flyleaf, otherwise clean and unmarked. Jacket shows wear to edges, slight soiling, 2" tear w/wrinkling at lower left front edge along spine, not price clipped (15/- net).. First British Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Good+.

  • Published: 1957
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The Scapegoat

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London: Gollancz. Good sound copy, some foxing, previous owner's name on FEP. Not clipped, no other markings. . Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 1957.

  • Published: 1957
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London: Victor Gollancz ltd 1957 HB, first edition. 368pp. Light tanned strip to endpapers. Dust jacket spine lightly tanned with a few tiny marks. Small chip to spine base. A near Fine copy in Very Good+ dust jacket which is still bright.

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The Scapegoat

Du Maurier, Daphne

London: Victor Gollancz. Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket. 1957. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. No signatures. Moderate spotting to page edges. 2" tear in front panel of dust wrapper. Several 1" and smaller tears in edges of dust wrapper. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; Red boards with gilt titles on spine. Dimensions: 7 1/2" by 5 1/8". The dust wrapper on this copy has a still from the M. G. M. Film on the front panel. The film stared Alec Guiness and Bette Davis. No additional printings noted on copyright page. Price of "10/6" on front flap of dust wrapper. ; 12mo ; 368 .

  • Published: 1957
  • Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket
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The Scapegoat

DU MAURIER, Daphne

London:: Victor Gollancz Ltd,. 1957.. First edition. Hardcover. In Dust Jacket. In good condition, with its dustwrapper-spine lightly marked.

  • Published: 1957.
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THE SCAPEGOAT

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hardcover. 8vo. cl.gt., 368 pp. Oblong areas of browning on e.ps., and sl.spots foxing on fore-edges. D.w. sl creased & chipped along top edges & corners, o/w very good in very good d.w. First U.K. edition, Gollancz, 1957. " All books are hardback unless stated otherwise. We are professional bookdealers with a long-established business. We are very careful with our descriptions so that our customers can avoid disappointments. When present, dustwrappers are always described, and protected with a clear non-adhesive cover. We enjoy personal friendly contact with our customers: click on "Ask Bookseller a Question" to talk to us.

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