The French Lieutenant's Woman
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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Pros: Great plot; wonderful narration; a novel for writers and readers alike This book was a pleasant surprise--I'd never read a John Fowles novel before, and was immediately drawn to the magic of ... Read full review
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