Tells the story of Charles Smithson's infatuation with the unusual Sarah Woodruff, whilst being engaged to a young lady of a good family and a considerable dowry. The author re-creates the feel of a Victorian novel. He also wrote "The Collector" and "The Magus".
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John Fowles has written many of the bestselling and most critically acclaimed novels of recent decades, among them The Collector, The Magus, Daniel Martin, and The Ebony Tower.From AudioFile:
In this contemporary, Victorian-style novel Charles Smithson, a nineteenth-century gentleman with glimmerings of twentieth-century perceptions, falls in love with enigmatic Sarah Woodruff, who has been jilted by a French lover. Paul Shelley's subtle presentation does full justice to Fowles' artful, mysterious tale, whether he's reading an exposition on Darwinian theory or narration of romantic assignations and broken promises. Never once does he lose the listener as the author moves between the past and present, commenting on Victorian customs, politics and morays. And never once does he give away the novel's surprise ending. Enthusiastically recommended. R.B.F. An AUDIOFILE Earphones Award winner (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Book Condition: good. 118 Gramm. Bookseller Inventory # M00001388452-G