The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles

John Fowles ( offers us an immaculate recreation of Victorian England entwined with a tale of passion and obsession in this novel of 1969.

This story is familiar as it was brought to the screen in a brilliant film adaptation of 1981 with Meryl Streep as Sarah Woodruff and Jeremy Irons as Charles Henry Smithson. ( Available on DVD (

It’s still very much worth while reading the novel. The prose of John Fowles is beautifully crafted.

480 pages in Vintage Classics paperback edition.

ISBN 978-0099478331

John Fowles

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