The French Lieutenant's Woman
Of all John Fowles' novels The French Lieutenant's Woman received the most universal acclaim and today holds a very special place in the canon of post-war English literature. From the god-like stance of the nineteenth-century novelist that he both assumes and gently mocks, to the last detail of dress, idiom and manners, his book is an immaculate recreation of Victorian England. Not only is it the epic love story of two people of insight and imagination seeking escape from the cant and tyranny of their age, The French Lieutenant's Woman is also a brilliantly sustained allegory of the decline of the twentieth-century passion for freedom.
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THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMANUser Review - Kirkus
Mr. Fowles has written a Victorian novel. An eminently Victorian novel filled with the hindsights of many of its more recent commentators (Marcus, et al) as well as his own amplifying asides as he ... Read full review
The French Lieutenant's WomanUser Review - iheartbooks - Borders
This book was a pleasant surprise--I'd never read a John Fowles novel before, and was immediately drawn to the magic of the plot and the humor in his tone. The plot of a Victorian-era man obsessed ... Read full review