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The Masquerader is a novel by the Irish writer Katherine Cecil Thurston which was first published in 1904. It was the third most popular book in the United States that year.[1] A leading British politician chooses to swap places with his cousin, a journalist who is his doppelganger. This leads to a dilemma for his wife who falls in love with the double.


In 1917 the novel was turned into a play The Masquerader by John Hunter Booth. This was subsequently adapted into a 1922 silent film The Masquerader and a sound film The Masquerader in 1933.


  1. ^ Burt p.301


  • Burt, Daniel S. The chronology of American literature: America's literary achievements from the Colonial Era to Modern Times. New England Publishing, 2004.

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