The Wife of Martin Guerre by Janet Lewis

The Wife of Martin Guerre (first published 1941) is a short novel by an American writer Janet Lewis based on the story of Martin Guerre, the 16th century peasant who apparently returned home to his wife after a long absence but was later revealed to be an impostor. The novel has its origins in research Lewis made into trials based on circumstantial evidence, after reading in depth about famous trials turning on circumstantial evidence, which prompted her to write a pamphlet describing the risks of using circumstantial evidence.

The 2380th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 11th on D. G. Myers’ 50 Greatest English Language Novels (D. G. Myers)

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