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A 1969 {{Postmodern}} novel by English author John Fowles. A pastiche of Victorian novels, ''The French Lieutenant's Woman'' sets up the familiar archetypes and dilemmas found in such books and set about quietly subverting them with a cavalcade of {{Lampshade Hanging}}s, {{Shout Out}}s and [[BreakingTheFourthWall fourth-wall breakings]]. Writing itself is one of the major subjects of the book, and the seemingly omniscient narrator/author's struggle to accurately convey his story are as much a concern of the book as the tribulations of the characters.

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A 1969 {{Postmodern}} novel by English author John Fowles.

A pastiche of Victorian novels, ''The French Lieutenant's Woman'' sets up the familiar archetypes and dilemmas found in such books and set about quietly subverting them with a cavalcade of {{Lampshade Hanging}}s, {{Shout Out}}s and [[BreakingTheFourthWall fourth-wall breakings]]. Writing itself is one of the major subjects of the book, and the seemingly omniscient narrator/author's struggle to accurately convey his story are as much a concern of the book as the tribulations of the characters.
18th May '15 4:41:54 PM Mdumas43073
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Adapted as a 1981 film directed by Karel Reisz and starring Creator/MerylStreep and Creator/JeremyIrons.

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Adapted as a 1981 film directed by Karel Reisz Reisz, scripted by Creator/HaroldPinter and starring Creator/MerylStreep and Creator/JeremyIrons.
18th May '15 4:37:43 PM Mdumas43073
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A 1969 {{Postmodern}} novel by English author John Fowles, adapted into a film in 1981. A pastiche of Victorian novels, ''The French Lieutenant's Woman'' sets up the familiar archetypes and dilemmas found in such books and set about quietly subverting them with a cavalcade of {{Lampshade Hanging}}s, {{Shout Out}}s and [[BreakingTheFourthWall fourth-wall breakings]]. Writing itself is one of the major subjects of the book, and the seemingly omniscient narrator/author's struggle to accurately convey his story are as much a concern of the book as the tribulations of the characters.

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A 1969 {{Postmodern}} novel by English author John Fowles, adapted into a film in 1981.Fowles. A pastiche of Victorian novels, ''The French Lieutenant's Woman'' sets up the familiar archetypes and dilemmas found in such books and set about quietly subverting them with a cavalcade of {{Lampshade Hanging}}s, {{Shout Out}}s and [[BreakingTheFourthWall fourth-wall breakings]]. Writing itself is one of the major subjects of the book, and the seemingly omniscient narrator/author's struggle to accurately convey his story are as much a concern of the book as the tribulations of the characters.


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Adapted as a 1981 film directed by Karel Reisz and starring Creator/MerylStreep and Creator/JeremyIrons.
7th Jun '14 5:18:01 PM LinguaViva
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* WoundedGazelleGambitWoundedGazelleGambit: One interpretation of Sarah's [[spoiler: lies to Charles about her history]] is that she was attempting to attract his attention by inhabiting the role of the tragic figure.
12th Sep '13 5:14:25 AM LinguaViva
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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Kindhearted Mrs Tranter, Sarah's former employer.
11th Sep '13 4:37:15 AM LinguaViva
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* WoundedGazelleGambit
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* AllWomenArePrudes: Most of the characters, male and female, believe this to be the case, but the trope itself is Deconstructed and explained by the choking sexual repression of the era.

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* AllWomenArePrudes: Most of the characters, male and female, believe this to be the case, but the trope itself is Deconstructed Double Subverted in the case of Tina, who does occasionally entertain sexual thoughts, but immediately banishes them and feels guilty for her "impurity". Overall, the trope is explained by the choking sexual repression of the era.
11th Sep '13 4:00:56 AM LinguaViva
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* AllWomenArePrudes: Most of the characters, male and female, believe this to be the case, but the trope itself is Deconstructed and explained by the choking sexual repression of the era.
11th Sep '13 3:55:06 AM LinguaViva
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* MaidenAunt: Mrs Tranter.
11th Sep '13 2:02:42 AM LinguaViva
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* GoalOrientedEvolution: Charles thinks that evolution works this way; the narrator points out that he has misread Darwin.

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* GoalOrientedEvolution: Charles thinks that evolution works this way; the narrator points out that he has misread Darwin. Darwin.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: The sibling poets Christina and Dante Rossetti.
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