La Mujer del Teniente Frances

La Mujer del Teniente Frances

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Lyme Bay, 1867. The young Charles Smithson has gone to visit his fiancee. Driven by his interest in paleontology, he goes on long excursions into the woods in search of fossils. During one of these occasions, he meets Sarah Woos-roff, whom the locals call "the French lieutenant's woman", due to the affair she once had with a sailor that later abandoned her. A passionate love is born between them that will violently clash with rigid Victorian morality. Ingeniously manipulating the conventions of the nineteenth century omniscient narrator and the cliches of the victorian novel, John Fowles has created a very brilliant book which on one hand tells a passionate love story and on the other offers a sharp reflection on the ultimate meaning of literature. This book was the inspiration for the celebrated film which starred Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 446 pages
  • 138 x 218 x 32mm | 580.6g
  • ANAGRAMA
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Spanish
  • New edition
  • 8433976133
  • 9788433976130
  • 1,123,506

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Bahía de Lyme, 1867. El joven Charles Smithson ha ido a visitar a su prometida. Llevado por su afición a la paleon­tología, hace largas excursiones por los bosques en busca de fósiles. En una de ellas conoce a Sarah Woos­roff, a la que los lugareños llaman «la mujer del teniente francés», por el romance que vivió con un marino de esa nacionalidad que después la abandonó. Entre ambos personajes nace un amor apasionado que chocará violentamente con la rígida moral victoriana. Manipulando ingeniosamente las convenciones del narrador omnisciente decimonónico y los clichés de la novela victoriana, Fowles construye un brillantísimo libro que, por un lado, relata una apasionante historia de amor y, por otro, propone una aguda reflexión sobre el sentido último de la literatura. La novela fue objeto de una aplaudida versión cinematográfica protagonizada por Meryl Streep y Jeremy Irons.«Magnífico tour de force» (Times Literary Supplement).«Una espléndida, lúcida y muy satisfactoria creación artística» (J. Price, New Statesman).«Un libro apasionante y una insuperable muestra de talento narrativo» (John Higgins, Financial Times).
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