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by Dame Du Maurier Daphne

  • Author: Dame Du Maurier Daphne
  • ISBN: 0881844098
  • ISBN13: 978-0881844092
  • ePub: 1518 kb | FB2: 1869 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Thrillers & Suspense
  • Publisher: Carroll & Graf Pub; First Edition edition (June 1, 1988)
  • Rating: 4.3/5
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The Scapegoat ePub download

The Scapegoat, Daphne du Maurier's eleventh novel, first appeared in 1957. Almost twenty years earlier, Rebecca had rocketed to bestsellerdom and made the du Maurier name synonymous with romance

The Scapegoat, Daphne du Maurier's eleventh novel, first appeared in 1957. Almost twenty years earlier, Rebecca had rocketed to bestsellerdom and made the du Maurier name synonymous with romance. It is this expectation of intrigue and high passion which makes the later novel so startling. The Scapegoat is more Graham Greene than romance.

Dame Daphne du Maurier, Lady Browning, DBE (/duː ˈmɒrieɪ/; 13 May 1907 – 19 April 1989) was an English author and playwright. Although she is classed as a romantic novelist, her stories have been described as "moody and resonant" with overtones of the paranormal. Her bestselling works were not at first taken seriously by critics, but have since earned an enduring reputation for narrative craft.

Du Maurier's tightly woven, highly suspenseful plots and her strong characters make her stories perfect for adaptation to film or television. Among her many novels that were made into successful films are Jamaica Inn, Rebecca, Frenchman's Creek (1941), Hungry Hill (1943), My Cousin Rachel (1952), and The Scapegoat (1957). Her short story "The Birds" (1953)was brought to screen by director Alfred Hitchcock in a treatment that has become a classic horror-suspense film.

University of Pennsylvania Press, 14 февр. Hailed by the New York Times as a masterpiece of "artfully compulsive storytelling," The Scapegoat brings us Daphne du Maurier at the very top of her form. 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. Рейтинг: 5. 11. Рейтинг: 4.

Daphne du Maurier (1907-89) was born in London, the daughter of the famous actor-manager Sir Gerald du Maurier and granddaughter of George du Maurier, the author and artist. In 1931 her first novel, The Loving Spirit, was published. A biography of her father and three other novels followed, but it was the novel Rebecca that launched her into the literary stratosphere and made her one of the most popular authors of her day.

But Daphne du Maurier's descriptions of the little girl's religious fervour, as well as that of her aunt Blanche . The writing style too, feels very like Daphne du Maurier's other novels.

But Daphne du Maurier's descriptions of the little girl's religious fervour, as well as that of her aunt Blanche, serve well to heighten the tension at various points. All Daphne du Maurier's novels are tightly plotted, and this one, like "My Cousin Rachel" is full of suspense, coincidence, hints and dark secrets. On quite a few occasions she will use personification, or even the pathetic fallacy, to influence and further heighten the atmosphere, such as when

It was easier than standing up. The gap between us lessened, and I was someone on her level, not just an adult talking to a child. I realized she must have interpreted my action as a deliberate deed. to rid myself of the watch,.

It was easier than standing up. to rid myself of the watch, and then, regretting it, had burnt myself retrieving it. Self-inflicted pain had not occurred to her, yet it was something she would readily understand. The watch was really an excuse,’ I said. I didn’t want to shoot tomorrow. I didn’t know how to get out of it, and then, standing by the bonfire, the idea came to me to burn my hand.

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The Scapegoat - may be the title of: The Scapegoat (Daphne du Maurier), a novel by Daphne . Daphne Du Maurier - Pour les articles homonymes, voir Du Maurier

Daphne Du Maurier - Pour les articles homonymes, voir Du Maurier. Daphné du Maurier est une romancière britannique, née le 13 mai 1907 à Londres, décédée le 19 avril 1989 à Par en Cornouailles. Daphne du maurier - Pour les articles homonymes, voir Du Maurier.

Enjoying the wealthy and aristocratic lifestyle thrust upon him after changing places with his double, a French count, an Englishman begins to suspect that he has become a scapegoat for murder
I was searching for a movie to watch when this movie popped up. I have a strong rule about reading the book version first, because it has never failed me in the past. Had I watched the movie instead of reading the book, I **never** would have touched the book, which would have been a shame. This book is a gem. It's thoughtful and has many beautiful moments. I especially connected to the main character's struggle to let "the man within" out to play. This book is for anyone who wishes they could break past their own prison bars and live the life they fantasize about....
I am embarrassed to say that it took the 2012 movie with John Rhys to turn me on to Daphne Du Maurier. She was one of those author's on my must read one day list. I am sorry I waited so long. Following the movie I read Du Maurier's probably most noted book Rebecca, which was annoyingly good (I wanted to dislike the main character as she is so servile - but I couldn't help but feel some empathy for her). Then decided to read the Scapegoat, having thought that I would have ruined my enjoyment of the book because I had seen the movie first. I was wrong. The book is really quite different - in fact you could probably say the movie is "loosely" based on Du Maurier's story. And as is often the case the book was so much better. A really good tale with clever plot twists and strong characters. Don't put off reading Du Maurier's works - you will only be disappointed with yourself for waiting.
Read this when it was first published and loved it. The writing is smooth and exact, the characters carefully written and the plot, well it is unlikely but never mind the story pulls you in and makes you a willing reader.
A word of warning, I read the introduction to this book on Kindle and it contained a few spoiler alerts!! I am a great fan of Daphne du Maurier. I love all her historical dramas so I wasn't sure if I would like a more modern theme. I was not disappointed. That ability she has to make the reader feel they are almost part of the scene is evident in this book also. She really brings everything to life. It seems a ridiculous idea that two people could swap identity and no one would know. Somehow it worked here. So many situation occurred that I wondered how John ( or Jean) would get out of but somehow he pulled it off and it didn't seem far-fetched or unrealistic. I wasn't sure I liked the ending of the book because I didn't know how the next era of Jean would work out but i guess that's left to the reader's imagination.
The Scapegoat tells the story of an Englishman who crosses paths with a Frenchman of near-identical appearance and, through a bizarre set of circumstances, ends up assuming his identity. This elaborate act encompasses everything from securing the future of the family business (a glass foundry) to maintaining the delicate balance between his new family and mistress. This was a fun read, and I would recommend it.

Note that the ASIN I'm reviewing here (B004F0PUME) is an alternate listing for this book, specifically for the 1957 hardcover edition, which is exactly what I received when I ordered from this listing. If you want to see more reviews for the book in general regardless of print date, search for "The Scapegoat" or 081221725X in Amazon.
Hidden Winter
What would you do if you one day meet your exact body double? And what would you do if this body double came along at the best possible time? That's what happens to Jean de Gue, a French aristocrat who wants to escape from his personal responsibilities. He meets "John," a lonely, bored English history professor on holiday in France. One night of drinking, sharing and mischief turns to the improbable when John wakes up the next morning in the hotel room alone, with all of his possessions gone -- all except for his identical companion's belongings. Before he knows it, he is taken to de Gue's estate, where he encounters the man's entire family. In one week, he learns all of Jean's secrets, most of which include deception and cruelty. The family business is in trouble, Jean's daughter has some quirks, Jean's sister hasn't spoken to him in fifteen years, his mother is addicted to morphine and his wife is having his second child. Will this reluctant impostor help the family or make things worse?

There is a lot of symbolism in this novel. I couldn't put it down. It is amazing how people believe what they want to believe, even if something is staring at them right in the face. There is also the thing about spending a lifetime with someone and not know them at all, as it is the case with Jean de Gue and his dysfunctional relationship with his mother, sister and brother. I enjoy Daphne du Maurier's first-person narrative and contemporary novels (set and published in the 1950s) better than her period novels written in third person. John's language is precise, insightful and beautiful, and even though he is naive at times, it just makes him all the more appealing. He lacks Jean's malice, and that is just one of several things that makes him different from his otherwise identical "friend." The ending is a little disappointing, but it does leave you thinking about love and life. All in all, I enjoyed The Scapegoat. I think I like this just as much as Rebecca. A wonderful piece of fiction. I look forward to reading more of du Maurier's work.
Wow - the premise of this story is intriguing, and you're wondering how it can end up. A man's identity is stolen, but he gets another's in return. Suspense builds as the main character learns more about the other man's life and as he tries to keep the switch a secret. Wonderful characterization and build-up.

If you like this, I would also recommend Rebecca (another Du Maurier book) and the movie Dead Ringer starring Bette Davis.
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