Saturday, February 7, 2009

Existentialist Victoriana....you bet

THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN
John Fowles
Little, Brown & Company
1969

i give this all the points available....an intriguing take on Ye Olde Victorian Novel....viewed through the lens of the 20th century....romantic triangle....wimpy hero......innocent heroine....Mystery woman...the literary layers peel away..like an onion..revealing existential angst (in spades)....and the terminally unsatisfied/questing Male....Read This Book....



hopefully i will post a more intelligent review..later...but, you never know.

1 comment:

bookoholic13 said...

The movie is fantabulous, so I'll put this in the (ever-growing) TBR-pile. Thanks for the quite edifying review!