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The French Lieutenant's Woman is a novel that has gained tremendous fame throughout the years. The novel has been set in Victorian England and describes in detail the customs and practices that were prevalent during that period of time in England. The author has made use of a mocking tone throughout the course of the novel. Fowles has mocked the dressing and the mannerisms that were prevalent in society back then.
The book chronicles the love story of two individuals who have their own struggles with society and its ways. These individuals make every effort they can to establish an identity for themselves that goes against the tyrannical forces of the age in which they are living.
The author has been successful in creating a story that truly grips the hearts and minds of the readers, providing them with information on the changes that were taking place in the twentieth century. One of the most prominent changes of that time would be the steady deterioration of the want of freedom.
About John Robert Fowles
John Robert Fowles was a renowned novelist from Essex, England.
Apart from this novel, Fowles has written a number of other books as well. Some of the books written by Fowles include The Enigma Of Stonehenge, A Short History Of Lyme Regis, and Wormholes - Essays And Occasional Writings.
Fowles was born on the 31st of March 1926, in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex, England. He completed his studies from Alleyn Court Preparatory School, and Bedford School. Following that, he attended Edinburgh University, enrolling for a Naval Short Course. After finishing his tenure with the military, he attended New College, Oxford, studying French, and German. Apart from writing, Fowles was also a teacher during his early days. The Times newspaper listed Fowles among the "50 Greatest British Writers Since 1945". He passed away on the 5th of November, 2005, in Lyme Regis, Dorset, England.