The French Lieutenant's Woman Author:John Fowles "Filled with enchanting mysteries and magically erotic possibilities...A remarkable novelist" -The N.Y. Times
"Richer and more accomplished than either The Collector or The Magus. The French Lieutenant's Woman is the kind of work that give success a good name" -Time
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This was a best-seller in its day (1969) and became a great movie starring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons. Set in 1867 in Lyme, England, an engaged paleontologist (Irons) meets Streep, the scorned mistress of the title. Their relationship, the social rules of the day, and the characters' development drive the plot.