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The Return of Martin Guerre | Study Guide

Natalie Zemon Davis

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Overview

Author

Natalie Zemon Davis

Year published

1983

Type

Nonfiction

Genre

History

Perspective and Narrator

The Return of Martin Guerre is narrated in the third person.

Tense

The Return of Martin Guerre is related in the past tense, with some present-tense passages.

About the Title

French peasant Martin Guerre in a sense returns twice in the book. In 1548, Guerre abandons his wife and son in the French village of Artigat. Eight years later a man claiming to be Guerre returns and is accepted as genuine by his family, friends, and wife. But in 1560 the real Martin Guerre returns, denouncing the other as an impostor.

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