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  • Published: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409059011
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 480

The French Lieutenant's Woman




'A remarkable performance-As gripping as The Collector and The Magus' Observer

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.

  • Published: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409059011
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 480

About the author

John Fowles

John Fowles was born in 1926. He won international recognition with The Collector, his first published title, in 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: The Aristos, The Magus, The French Lieutenant's Woman, The Ebony Tower, Daniel Martin, Mantissa, and A Maggot. John Fowles died in Lyme Regis in 2005. Two volumes of his Journals have recently been published; the first in 2003, the second in 2006.

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Praise for The French Lieutenant's Woman

A brilliant success... It is a passionate piece of writing as well as an immaculate example of storytelling

Financial Times

Compulsively readable

Irish Times

A splendid, lucid, profoundly satisfying work of art, a book which I want almost immediately to read again

New Statesman

Brilliant...an artist of great imaginative power

Sunday Times

Marvellous 1969 novel... You can read this book again and again, always finding something new and always falling in love with the hapless Charles.

Val Hennessy, Daily Mail

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