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- Full Title: Disgrace
- When Published: July 1, 1999
- Literary Period: Contemporary
- Genre: Realism, Contemporary Fiction
- Setting: Cape Town and Salem, South Africa
- Climax: Returning from a walk, Lucy and David encounter three men, who rob Lucy’s farmhouse, light David on fire, and rape Lucy.
- Antagonist: The three men who attack David and Lucy
- Point of View: Third-person limited
Extra Credit for Disgrace
The Big Screen. In 2008, Disgrace was adapted as a film starring John Malkovich.
The Man Booker Prize. Disgrace won the Man Booker Prize in 1999.