The Resource The French lieutenant's woman

The French lieutenant's woman

Label
The French lieutenant's woman
Title
The French lieutenant's woman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
While in Lyme Regis to visit his fiancee, Ernestina Freeman, Charles Smithson, a 32-year-old paleontologist, becomes fascinated by the mysterious Sarah Woodruff. A fallen woman said to have been jilted by a French officer, Sarah is a pariah to the well-bred society that Charles and Ernestina are a part of. While searching for fossils in a wooded coastal area, Charles encounters Sarah alone, and his curiosity and pity for her soon evolve into other emotions. It is not clear who seduces whom, but when another opportunity presents itself, Charles embraces Sarah passionately. Shortly thereafter, Sarah disappears, having been dismissed from domestic employment by the tyrannical do-gooder Mrs. Poultenay. Charles finds her in a room in Exeter, where he declares and demonstrates his love. Inspired by his image of Sarah as a valiant rebel against Victorian conventions, Charles rejects the constricting, respectable life Ernestina represents for him. He breaks off their engagement and is harassed with legal action for breach of contract. Meanwhile, Sarah vanishes again, and Charles spends 20 months scouring the world for her, finally tracing her to the lodgings of Dante Gabriel Rossetti in London
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1926-2005
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fowles, John
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PZ4.F788
  • PR6056.O85
LC item number
  • Fr3
  • F7 1969
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Lyme Regis (England)
Label
The French lieutenant's woman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed..
Extent
467 pages
Isbn
9780316291163
Lccn
77086616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00032531
  • (OCoLC)ocm00032531
Label
The French lieutenant's woman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed..
Extent
467 pages
Isbn
9780316291163
Lccn
77086616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00032531
  • (OCoLC)ocm00032531

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