The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles

The French Lieutenant's Woman

byJohn Fowles

Kobo ebook | June 25, 2012

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Perhaps the most beloved of John Fowles's internationally bestselling works, The French Lieutenant's Woman is a feat of seductive storytelling that effectively invents anew the Victorian novel. "Filled with enchanting mysteries and magically erotic possibilities" (New York Times), the novel inspired the hugely successful 1981 film starring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons and is today universally regarded as a modern classic.
John Fowles was born in Essex, England, in 1926. He attended the University of Edinburgh for a short time, left to serve in the Royal Marines, and then returned to school at Oxford University, where he received a B.A. in French in 1950. Fowles taught English in France and Greece, as well as at St. Godric's College in London. Although t...
Title:The French Lieutenant's WomanFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 25, 2012Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316230138

ISBN - 13:9780316230131

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