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The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles
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Apr 23, 11

bookshelves: historical-fictionistas
Read from April 18 to 23, 2011

John Fowles masterfully plunges us into 19th century Victorian England with its social customs, sexual taboos and moral attitudes. Charles, engaged to Ernestina becomes fascinated with Sarah Woodruff, a multi-faceted character. The book is totally unique, not just because of John Fowles ability as a wordsmith, but because of the unique point of view. His 1960's narrator (when the book was written) comments on the lives and interactions of the 19th century characters.
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