The French Lieutenant's Woman Chapters 37-39 Summary

John Fowles

Chapters 37-39 Summary

Charles is in London and is visiting with Ernestina’s father. After telling Mr. Freeman about his current financial status, Charles waits for his future father-in-law’s response. According to the narrator, Mr. Freeman initially wonders if Charles had not suspected that his uncle might marry one day and therefore looked for a wife with money. Charles senses that Mr. Freeman might be pondering this possibility, so he says that his uncle’s upcoming marriage came as a complete shock to him.

Mr. Freeman feels satisfied with Charles’s honesty. He compliments Charles on his integrity and reinforces his satisfaction that his daughter has chosen her future husband well. With this in mind, Mr. Freeman makes Charles an...

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