The Return of Martin Guerre

PDF EBook by Natalie Zemon Davis

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In the autumn of 1560 Arnaud du Tilh was executed in front of the house, deep in southern France, where he had lived for the past three years. The Return of Martin Guerre PDF EBookHe had been found guilty of impersonating one Martin Guerre, a local man who had walked out of his marriage and life in the village over ten years previously and had not been heard of since.Du Tilh had succeeded in convincing Guerre's uncle, sisters and wife that he was in fact the long lost Martin Guerre.His testimony in court was convincing, he had the scar on the forehead and the warts on his fingers that Martin Guerre was said to have had and when the real Martin Guerre turned up hobbling on a wooden leg (view spoiler)