The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles [INTERNATIONAL COLLECTOR'S LIBRARY]
The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles
VINTAGE LUXURY EDITION  INTERNATIONAL COLLECTOR'S LIBRARY
Gilded green leatherette bound book with decorative spine and sewn in silken bookmark.
Book is very good, however there is a small spot of surface damage to lower back cover. Otherwise, looks and reads beautifully. *Nameplate on flyleaf page with names blotted out.
In this contemporary, Victorian-style novel Charles Smithson, a nineteenth-century gentleman with glimmerings of twentieth-century perceptions, falls in love with enigmatic Sarah Woodruff, who has been jilted by a French lover.
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.