The French Lieutenant's Woman

by John Fowles

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A tale of illicit love, passion and repression for this is Victorian England and such events that unfold in this brilliant novel were not correct.  It’s not an easy read and perhaps its multiple endings can be confusing but it is certainly a book that will remain with you for a very long time.

Sarah Broadhurst

The French Lieutenant's Woman Synopsis

Charles Smithson, a respectable engaged man, meets Sarah Woodruff as she stands on the Cobb at Lyme Regis, staring out to sea. Charles falls in love, but Sarah is a digraced woman, and their romance will defy all the stifling conventions of the Victorian age.


Meryl Streep received her third Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Sarah in the 1981 film, which was adapted for the screen by Harold Pinter.

The French Lieutenant's Woman Press Reviews

‘ artist of great imaginative power’ - Sunday Times

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ISBN: 9780099541585
Publication date: 05/08/2010
Publisher: Vintage Classics an imprint of CCV
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9780099541585
Publication date: 5th August 2010
Author: John Fowles
Publisher: Vintage Classics an imprint of CCV
Format: Paperback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,

About John Fowles

John Fowles was born in 1926. He won international recognition with The Collector, his first published title, in 1963. He was immediately acclaimed as an outstandingly innovative writer of exceptional imaginative power, and this reputation was confirmed with the appearance of his subsequent works: The Aristos, The Magus, The French Lieutenant's Woman, The Ebony Tower, Daniel Martin, Mantissa, and A Maggot. John Fowles died in Lyme Regis in 2005. Two volumes of his Journals have recently been published; the first in 2003, the second in 2006.

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