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The French lieutenant's woman

Author: John Fowles
Publisher: Boston : Back Bay Books, 1998, ©1969.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Back Bay pbk. edView all editions and formats
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The scene is the village of Lyme Regis on Dorset's Lyme Bay... "the largest bite from the underside of England's out-stretched southwestern leg." The major characters in the love-intrigue triangle are Charles Smithson, 32, a gentleman of independent means and vaguely scientific bent; his fiancée, Ernestina Freeman, a pretty heiress daughter of a wealthy and pompous dry goods merchant; and Sarah Woodruff, mysterious  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Historical fiction
Romance fiction
Love stories
Fiction
History
Novela
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Fowles
ISBN: 9780316291163 0316291161 9780316290999 0316290998
OCLC Number: 39391502
Description: 467 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: John Fowles.

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The scene is the village of Lyme Regis on Dorset's Lyme Bay... "the largest bite from the underside of England's out-stretched southwestern leg." The major characters in the love-intrigue triangle are Charles Smithson, 32, a gentleman of independent means and vaguely scientific bent; his fiancée, Ernestina Freeman, a pretty heiress daughter of a wealthy and pompous dry goods merchant; and Sarah Woodruff, mysterious and fascinating... deserted after a brief affair with a French naval officer a short time before the story begins. Obsessed with an irresistible fascination for the enigmatic Sarah, Charles is hurtled by a moment of consummated lust to the brink of the existential void. Duty dictates that his engagement to Tina must be broken as he goes forth once again to seek the woman who has captured his Victorian soul and gentleman's heart.

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