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Natalie Zemon Davis
The Return of Martin Guerre is narrated in the third person.
The Return of Martin Guerre is related in the past tense, with some present-tense passages.
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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