The French Lieutenant's Woman

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Random House, Sep 30, 2010 - Fiction - 480 pages

Widely acclaimed since publication, John Fowles' most beloved novel is the ultimate epic historical romance.

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 disgraced woman, and their romance will defy all the stifling conventions of the Victorian age.

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2.25 stars In the 1860s in Lyme Regis, England, we have a love triangle. Ernestina is in love with Charles, but Charles falls for some mysterious woman, Sarah (apparently the “French Lieutenant’s ... Read full review

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I'm pretty much in love with this book. Seriously fantastic, lush writing, unique narrative style, touching on all sorts of issues, and nearly impossible to put down. I'm still not sure which choose-your-own-adventure ending I'm going to go with. So good. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

John Fowles was born in England in 1926 and educated at Bedford School and Oxford University. John Fowles won international recognition with his first published title, The Collector (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. John Fowles died in 2005.

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