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Robert Ludlum

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Robert Ludlum

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Adventure, Mystery

Perspective and Narrator

The Bourne Identity's point of view is a close third person, limiting the reader to only the same information protagonist Jason Bourne has. Occasionally, the narrator switches locales and perspectives, providing the reader with information and background Jason Bourne does not have.


The Bourne Identity is written in the past tense.

About the Title

Jason Bourne, the protagonist of The Bourne Identity, suffers from amnesia. His story is a search for his legal name, personal history, and biological family as well as a search for the causes of his situation.


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