"We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words": First Edition of The French Lieutenant's Woman; Signed by John Fowles

  • The French Lieutenant’s Woman.

The French Lieutenant’s Woman.


Item Number: 4231

London: Jonathan Cape, 1969.

First edition of the author’s third novel. Octavo, original brown cloth with titles to the spine in gilt. Signed by John Fowles on the title page. An excellent near fine example in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing.

Possibly the most beloved of Fowles's internationally bestselling works, The French Lieutenant's Woman is a feat of seductive storytelling that effectively invents anew the Victorian novel. "Filled with enchanting mysteries and magically erotic possibilities" (New York Times). The novel inspired the successful 1981 film starring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons and is today universally regarded as a modern classic.

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