1969 The French Lieutenant's Woman
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First Edition, Publishers' Original Binding, Signed, With Dustwrapper
The first edition, first impression, in the publisher's original price unclipped dust wrapper.
With the inscription 'Christian with love from F' to the half title.
Fowles's third published novel examines the fraught relationship between a gentleman naturalist and the former governess with whom he falls in love, both following and challenging the conventions of the novels of the Victorian period.
The novel was adapted for the screen by Harold Pinter.
An excellent first edition by Fowles, the renowned British novelist of works positioned between modernism and postmodernism, best known for 'The Magus', 'A Maggot', and 'The Collector'.
In the publisher's original cloth binding, with price unclipped dust wrapper. Externally, fine. Minor sunning to dust wrapper back strip, with significant rubbing to back strip head and tail. Spot to rear wrap. Internally, firmly bound. Inscription to half title.
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