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The French Lieutenant's Woman

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  • Posted June 29, 2012

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    Very good book. I loved the characters. The cover. finished it v

    Very good book. I loved the characters. The cover. finished it very quickly

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2002

    Amazing and Beautiful!

    John Fowles 'The French Lieutenants Woman' was the first book I've read in a long time that did not seem trite and false. Humanity exudes from every character explored and the greater ideas of love, freedom, and identity make this book a must-read. I have always been slightly enamoured of 19th-century Britain and this novel explores many of the contradictions of that era. A beautiful love story for the Romantic and an amazing thought-provoker for the Thinker.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2012

    Based on nook sample

    JAC2848 - did not like nook sample

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    Difficult

    Although I'm aware that sometimes a Victorian novel its a bit difficult to read i must confess i had a difficult time with this book. I forced myself to stick with it for the first 100 pages then finally gave up. It was just too boring. The language was difficult, and the author just babled on and that was not good. I ended up googling the cliff notes. Even those were boring.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2012

    What Was the Writer Thinking?

    John Fowles is a good writer and, as such, it's a pleasure to read his writings. However, while I thought his use of language in The French Lieutenant's Woman was much better than that of most authors, the plot was another story. Too much ruminating on the state of mind of the characters left me bored and led me to speed read through many passages. All in all, this book is an average product of a gifted writer. I grade it a B-.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2012

    not recommended

    It seemed to me that the wording was at a diferent level than the english that I am comfortable with. After struggling with the first 45 or so pages I just gave the book up.

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  • Posted February 20, 2011

    very very good

    It is a little slow at the start, but this is a very good novel... great characters, a very engaging voice, and it is very provocative.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2001

    One of the great books of all times!

    This book delivers just about everything a book can: complex ideas, a compelling and surprising plot, beautiful language, subtle eroticism and passion, and historical context. Absolutely fantastic!

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