The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles

The novel's protagonist is Sarah Woodruff, the title Woman, also known by the nickname of “Tragedy”, and by the unfortunate nickname “The French Lieutenant’s Whore”. 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.

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This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 53rd on The 100 Greatest Novels (greatbooksguide.com)
  2. - 65th on Waterstone's Books of the Century (LibraryThing)
  3. - 77th on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)
  4. - 93rd on Radcliffe's 100 Best Novels (Radcliffe Publishing Course)
  5. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)
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The French Lieutenant's Woman Paperback 3361853 $39.99 $1.69 1971
The French Lieutenant's Woman Mass Market Paperback 3206862 $60.28 $2.49 1971
The French Lieutenant's Woman Paperback 85942 $8.73 $1.00 1998
The Screenplay of The French Lieutenant's Woman Hardcover 4398464 $85.97 $4.69 1981
The French Lieutenant's Woman Hardcover 242231 $11.52 $0.04
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The French Lieutenant's Woman Mass Market Paperback 942540 $12.89 $0.01 1970
The French Lieutenant's Woman Kindle Edition 122867 $8.89 2012
French Lieutenant's Woman (Philip Allen Literature Guide for a-Level) (Philip Allan Literature Guide for a-Level) Paperback 3739362 $14.71 $14.72 2010
The French Lieutenant's Woman (Signet) Mass Market Paperback 1873135 $19.61 $0.01 1981
The French Lieutenant's Woman (Arabic Edition) Paperback 8080019 $26.38 2009
French Lieutenant's Woman (French Edition) Paperback 2571381 $7.68 $1.25 2004
The French Lieutenant's Woman Mass Market Paperback 3197972 $61.46 $0.01 1981
The French Lieutenant's Woman Paperback 1582889 $5.94 $0.49 1998
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