21790 - The French Lieutenant's Woman [ 1970. Solo testo. 366 pagine ] Disponibile presso: Deposito Stampa
The French Lieutenant's Woman
A Signet Book
Narrativa in lingua
The novel's protagonist is Sarah Woodruff. She lives in the coastal town of Lyme Regis, as a disgraced woman, supposedly abandoned by a French naval officer named Varguennes -married, unknown to her, to another woman- with whom she had supposedly had an affair and who had returned to France. She spends her limited time-off at the Cobb, staring at the sea. One day, she is seen there by the gentleman Charles Smithson and his fiancée, Ernestina Freeman, the shallow-minded daughter of a wealthy tradesman. Ernestina tells Charles something of Sarah’s story, and he develops a strong curiosity about her. Eventually, he and she meet clandestinely, during which times Sarah tells Charles her history, and asks for his support, mostly emotional...