The French Lieutenant's Woman

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Little, Brown, Jun 25, 2012 - Fiction - 480 pages
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Perhaps the most beloved of John Fowles's internationally bestselling works, The French Lieutenant's Woman is a feat of seductive storytelling that effectively invents anew the Victorian novel. "Filled with enchanting mysteries and magically erotic possibilities" (New York Times), the novel inspired the hugely successful 1981 film starring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons and is today universally regarded as a modern classic.
 

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User Review  - PilgrimJess - LibraryThing

“We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words.” This book on the face of it, reads like a Victorian Gothic love story yet it was written in the 1960's and is a kind of ... Read full review

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User Review  - thebookmagpie - LibraryThing

I just did not even care a little bit. I was severely irritated by his choice of narrative voice, and I felt like I could "see" the structure of the novel more than I could engage with how this married into the plot/characterisation elements. I would read something else by him, though. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

John Fowles (1926-2005) was educated at Oxford and subsequently lectured in English at universities in Greece and the UK. The success of his first novel, The Collector, published in 1963, allowed him to devote all his time to writing. His books include the internationally acclaimed and bestselling novels The Magus, The French Lieutenant's Woman, and Daniel Martin. Fowles spent the last decades of his life on the southern coast of England in the small harbor town of Lyme Regis.

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