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CRITIUEPrologueA woman stands at the end of a deserted uay and stares out to sea She is waiting for a novelist to return from a voyage to America His ship comes into view She sees him He sees her too She will feature in the novel that he will one day write about what he saw from his point of viewHistorical FictionSuperficially The French Lieutenants Woman appears to be a work of historical fiction set in England in the period between 1866 and 1869However it can also be read as a post modern pastiche of a Victorian era novel written 100 years laterMetafictionThe implied narratorauthor says that he is writing this account in 1969 He self consciously makes choices about the construction of the novel in the body of the novel He also offers three alternative endings Thus it ualifies as a work of metafiction even if the author John Fowles would subseuently deny that he was a post modernist After all it was modernists who pioneered metafictional techniuesWhite male American post modernists were eually reluctant to embrace Fowles as a post modernist not just because he was English but because his novel broke the cardinal rules of their art form despite its use of metafiction it was popular and commercially successful it had an intriguing plot and it was made into a film starring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons To them Fowles wasn t an author like us He was a true individualist He didn t want to run with their herd Meryl Streep in the film of the novelThe Narrator in 1969The narrator is one of the omniscient kind though mischievous than godlike From time to time he refers to someone who might have been spying on the characters like a peeping tom However the fact that he lives in 1969 means that he could not physically have been present to observe the events that occurred in the nineteenth century even if at one point the narrator shares a train with Charles Smithson These events occurred in his imagination and were the product of creative decisions he made Nevertheless he allowed his characters some freedom of choice in what they did How the narrator describes these characters and events reflects the views of a person who lived in 1969 even if the narrator might eually have been a product of the author s imagination Thus the novel presents the Victorian era through a perspective of the twentieth century If we read the novel in the twenty first century we add a second successive lens through which to view the narrative There is no guarantee that we would read the novel and draw the same conclusions as a person who read it in 1969There is much in the novel to think and write about However what remained interesting to me throughout the novel was what I could infer from the title itselfFrench LibertinismIt was significant that the woman was owned or possessed by someone and that that someone was FrenchThe Frenchness hints at the extent to which the novel anticipated or described the anti Gallicanism that motivated BrexitFor centuries England and France had been at war and despised each other s cultures France was ostensibly Roman Catholic and England Anglican Church of England or Protestant Socially despite the influence of Catholicism France was libertarian while England was puritanical Sexually the English viewed the French as lusty libidinous licentious libertines The English labelled syphilis as the French disease while the French labelled it as the Neapolitan disease You named your afflictions after your enemiesThe chief male protagonist Charles Smithson has spent six months in his early adulthood in Paris The City of Sin where he used the services of prostitutes At the time it was uite common for English men to engage in sex tours of France and Europe whatever their marital status He returned to England a healthy agnostic if a somewhat serious man The chief female protagonist Sarah Woodruff has fallen in love with a French merchant naval officer while she was employed as a governess Soon after he returned to France and has never returned It s widely suspected in the local Dorset community that she had lost her virginity to the French lieutenant The perception is that she has fallen victim to a nasty French libertine and she is ostracized made an outcast Ever since she has lived with her shame confident that she will never marry have children or enjoy happinessYet like Emma Bovary she still dreams of these things I imagined Sarah as looking like Sally Hawkins as Anne Elliot in Persuasion than Meryl StreepConventional Ownership and PossessionThe second inference from the novel s title is the fact that Sarah is viewed as owned or possessed by the French lieutenantThis ownership is analogous to a conventional Victorian marriage in which the husband owns or possesses his wife like a chattel Marriage marks the end of a woman s freedomSarah seeks a relationship in which she can retain her own freedom However she suspects that her reputation will prevent her from finding a husband and her shame and moral and social norms will preclude any other type of relationshipCharles Parisian exploits have made him eually sceptical about the concept of marriage even though he s engaged to be married to Ernestina Freeman the daughter of the wealthy owner of a retail emporium Ernestina is a typical Victorian girlwoman she is pretty The favoured feminine look was the demure the obedient the shy Having met Sarah Charles becomes dissatisfied with the prospect of marriage to Ernestina He is obsessed with Sarah and sees her as a like mind and soul Her shame is nothing to him In his mind they both crave freedomBeyond the Pale I Wish to be What I AmParadoxically Charles wishes to make Sarah his wife the language of ownership and possession is unavoidable in menSarah on the other hand has moved one step closer to freedom beyond the pale and has no desire to retreat I wish to be what I am not what a husband however kind however indulgent must expect me to become in marriage Upon the Salt Unplumb d Estranging SeaUltimately Fowles has mapped out the arena upon which the battle of the sexes will be played out Some terrible perversion of human sexual destiny had begun he Charles was no than a footsoldier a pawn in a far vaster battle and like all battles it was not about love but about possession and territory In this far vaster battle each gender would struggle to assert its own humanity and authenticityTo this day as in the novel the two genders continue their struggle upon the salt unplumb d estranging sea that separates themVERSE WORSEKissing in the BrackenIf you thought you heard two loversKiss in the bracken by the brookThough you know you shouldn t do itStill you just want to have a lookAll you really need to do isPeruse the pages of this bookSOUNDTRACKview spoilerLesley Gore You Don t Own Me Gore You Don t Own Me Live and the Dominos Thorn Tree in the GardenThere s a thorn tree in the garden if you know just what I meanThe Only Ones Another Girl Another PlanetI think I m on another world with you with you I m on another planet with you with youLou Reed Modern Dance Serveert Roadmovies Williams You Can t Rule Me hide spoiler Angel Be Good years laterMetafictionThe implied narratorauthor says that he is writing this account in 1969 He self consciously makes choices about the construction of the novel in the body of the novel He also offers three alternative endings Thus it ualifies as a work of metafiction even if the author John Fowles would subseuently deny that he was a post modernist After all it was modernists who pioneered metafictional techniuesWhite male American post modernists were eually reluctant to embrace Fowles as a post modernist not just because he was English but because his novel broke the cardinal rules of their art form despite its use of metafiction it was popular and commercially successful it had an intriguing plot and it was made into a film starring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons To them Fowles wasn t an author like us He was a true individualist He didn t want to run with their herd Meryl Streep in the film of the novelThe Narrator in 1969The narrator is one of the omniscient kind though mischievous than godlike From time to time he refers to someone who might have been spying on the characters like a peeping tom However the fact that he lives in 1969 means that he could not physically have been present to observe the events that occurred in the nineteenth century even if at one point the narrator shares a train with Charles Smithson These events occurred in his imagination and were the product of creative decisions he made Nevertheless he allowed his characters some freedom of choice in what they did How the narrator describes these characters and events reflects the views of a person who lived in 1969 even if the narrator might eually have been a product of the author s imagination Thus the novel presents the Victorian era through a perspective of the twentieth century If we read the novel in the twenty first century we add a second successive lens through which to view the narrative There is no guarantee that we would read the novel and draw the same conclusions as a person who read it in 1969There is much in the novel to think and write about However what remained interesting to me throughout the novel was what I could infer from the title itselfFrench LibertinismIt was significant that the woman was owned or possessed by someone and that that someone was FrenchThe Frenchness hints at the extent to which the novel anticipated or described the anti Gallicanism that motivated BrexitFor centuries England and France had been at war and despised each other s cultures France was ostensibly Roman Catholic and England Anglican Church of England or Protestant Socially despite the influence of Catholicism France was libertarian while England was puritanical Sexually the English viewed the French as lusty libidinous licentious libertines The English labelled syphilis as the French disease while the French labelled it as the Neapolitan disease You named Stepping Stone and Love Machine your afflictions after Le città invisibili your enemiesThe chief male protagonist Charles Smithson has spent six months in his early adulthood in Paris The City of Sin where he used the services of prostitutes At the time it was uite common for English men to engage in sex tours of France and Europe whatever their marital status He returned to England a healthy agnostic if a somewhat serious man The chief female protagonist Sarah Woodruff has fallen in love with a French merchant naval officer while she was employed as a governess Soon after he returned to France and has never returned It s widely suspected in the local Dorset community that she had lost her virginity to the French lieutenant The perception is that she has fallen victim to a nasty French libertine and she is ostracized made an outcast Ever since she has lived with her shame confident that she will never marry have children or enjoy happinessYet like Emma Bovary she still dreams of these things I imagined Sarah as looking like Sally Hawkins as Anne Elliot in Persuasion than Meryl StreepConventional Ownership and PossessionThe second inference from the novel s title is the fact that Sarah is viewed as owned or possessed by the French lieutenantThis ownership is analogous to a conventional Victorian marriage in which the husband owns or possesses his wife like a chattel Marriage marks the end of a woman s freedomSarah seeks a relationship in which she can retain her own freedom However she suspects that her reputation will prevent her from finding a husband and her shame and moral and social norms will preclude any other type of relationshipCharles Parisian exploits have made him eually sceptical about the concept of marriage even though he s engaged to be married to Ernestina Freeman the daughter of the wealthy owner of a retail emporium Ernestina is a typical Victorian girlwoman she is pretty The favoured feminine look was the demure the obedient the shy Having met Sarah Charles becomes dissatisfied with the prospect of marriage to Ernestina He is obsessed with Sarah and sees her as a like mind and soul Her shame is nothing to him In his mind they both crave freedomBeyond the Pale I Wish to be What I AmParadoxically Charles wishes to make Sarah his wife the language of ownership and possession is unavoidable in menSarah on the other hand has moved one step closer to freedom beyond the pale and has no desire to retreat I wish to be what I am not what a husband however kind however indulgent must expect me to become in marriage Upon the Salt Unplumb d Estranging SeaUltimately Fowles has mapped out the arena upon which the battle of the sexes will be played out Some terrible perversion of human sexual destiny had begun he Charles was no than a footsoldier a pawn in a far vaster battle and like all battles it was not about love but about possession and territory In this far vaster battle each gender would struggle to assert its own humanity and authenticityTo this day as in the novel the two genders continue their struggle upon the salt unplumb d estranging sea that separates themVERSE WORSEKissing in the BrackenIf Zuckerman Unbound you thought Saturday Reuiem you heard two loversKiss in the bracken by the brookThough Every Pretty Thing Darby McCormick #7 you know Cincuenta Sombras de Grey (Trilogía Cincuenta Sombras) you shouldn t do itStill Escape you just want to have a lookAll Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children you really need to do isPeruse the pages of this bookSOUNDTRACKview spoilerLesley Gore You Don t Own Me Gore You Don t Own Me Live and the Dominos Thorn Tree in the GardenThere s a thorn tree in the garden if Forsaking All Others Kimani Romance you know just what I meanThe Only Ones Another Girl Another PlanetI think I m on another world with Command Authority you with The Warburgs you I m on another planet with Reunion you with No Mean Glasgow youLou Reed 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Free read The French Lieutenant's Woman Free read The French Lieutenant's Woman ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free John Fowles ã 5 Free read The scene is the village of Lyme Regis on Dorset's Lyme Baythe largest bite from the underside of England's out stretched southwestern leg The major characters in the love intrigue triangle are Charles Smithson 32 a gentleman of independent means vaguely scientific bent. With a title like The French Lieutenant s Woman it s gotta be a romance novel with a cover featuring some Fabio like male model in a 19th century French army uniform that s ripped to pieces to expose his abs as some buxom wench showing a lot of thigh clings to him and he waves a sword in the air NoOh so it was the basis for some award winning movie with Meryl Streep back in the 80s Then it s got to be some boring ass lame period piece with all kinds of proper English folk walking around with sticks up their asses as they talk about their proper English ways and how they musn t remove the sticks Not really Well then what the hell is this book It s not what I was expecting that s for sureSarah Woodruff is a governess who has scandalized the English community of Lyme Regis by falling for a French naval officer who had been washed ashore and then left her behind after she ruined herself for him I guess back in those days a woman couldn t just eat a bunch of ice cream get drunk with her girlfriends and then forget about some jerk who did her wrong Hooking up with a loser was grounds for a lifetime of people shaking their fingers at you Sarah doesn t even have the decency to hide her shame She insists on going out walking by the ocean as she is clearly pining for Frenchie in spite of strict orders from her pious lady employer not to walk around where decent folk can tell what she s thinkingCharles Smithson is a Victorian era gentleman engaged to Ernestina and visiting her aunt in the area After he accidentally comes across Sarah he gets interested in her story and tries to convince her to stop making her situation worse by being so openly miserable and letting him help arrange for better employment in London where her scandal won t be so well known But Sarah plays a dangerous game of asking Charles for clandestine meetings for advice while acting like she has no urge to change her life Naturally Charles finds himself falling for her despite warnings from a local doctor that Sarah is addicted to melancholia and may only be interested in spreading her misery aroundAt first this seems like it s going to be a pretty standard Victorian era tragic romance But John Fowles took some serious detours in this book First he openly writes it as a god like narrator from the future who knows how silly and hypocritical a lot of English society was then It gets even stranger when he starts writing about the writing of the story itself He complains that characters aren t behaving the way he thought they should Then he begins presenting alternate versions of the plot based on decisions by the characters that vastly change how the book would end as he explains that the only fair way to end the story is to present all the ways that it possibly could end It s also not entirely clear about who you should be sympathizing with here Is Sarah a woman ahead of her time being unfairly treated by a bunch of hypocrites Or is she a slightly unbalanced woman taking a hatred of men out on Charles by gaining his pity and love at the possible cost of his reputation Is Charles a good man living in an age that traps him with outdated ideas of duty and honor Is he just a selfish snob who gets cold feet about his own upcoming marriage and deliberately acts stupidly to try and stop it It could be that all of these factors are true Or that none of them areWhile I liked the writing and the way that Fowles played with the structure of a traditional novel the problem for me is that I was so unsure about Sarah and Charles that I couldn t ever really get engaged with them emotionally At times I felt bad for one or both of them and at other times I didn t like them at all I ended up admiring the book than I enjoyed it Sunjata Penguin Classics you Sarah doesn t even have the decency to hide her shame She insists on going out walking by the ocean as she is clearly pining for Frenchie in spite of strict orders from her pious lady employer not to walk around where decent folk can tell what she s thinkingCharles Smithson is a Victorian era gentleman engaged to Ernestina and visiting her aunt in the area After he accidentally comes across Sarah he gets interested in her story and tries to convince her to stop making her situation worse by being so openly miserable and letting him help arrange for better employment in London where her scandal won t be so well known But Sarah plays a dangerous game of asking Charles for clandestine meetings for advice while acting like she has no urge to change her life Naturally Charles finds himself falling for her despite warnings from a local doctor that Sarah is addicted to melancholia and may only be interested in spreading her misery aroundAt first this seems like it s going to be a pretty standard Victorian era tragic romance But John Fowles took some serious detours in this book First he openly writes it as a god like narrator from the future who knows how silly and hypocritical a lot of English society was then It gets even stranger when he starts writing about the writing of the story itself He complains that characters aren t behaving the way he thought they should Then he begins presenting alternate versions of the plot based on decisions by the characters that vastly change how the book would end as he explains that the only fair way to end the story is to present all the ways that it possibly could end It s also not entirely clear about who geoff buda ve ben you should be sympathizing with here Is Sarah a woman ahead of her time being unfairly treated by a bunch of hypocrites Or is she a slightly unbalanced woman taking a hatred of men out on Charles by gaining his pity and love at the possible cost of his reputation Is Charles a good man living in an age that traps him with outdated ideas of duty and honor Is he just a selfish snob who gets cold feet about his own upcoming marriage and deliberately acts stupidly to try and stop it It could be that all of these factors are true Or that none of them areWhile I liked the writing and the way that Fowles played with the structure of a traditional novel the problem for me is that I was so unsure about Sarah and Charles that I couldn t ever really get engaged with them emotionally At times I felt bad for one or both of them and at other times I didn t like them at all I ended up admiring the book than I enjoyed it

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  • 04 August 2020
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