The French Lieutenant's Woman Chapters 43-46 Summary

John Fowles

Chapters 43-46 Summary

As Charles travels back to Lyme, he considers Sarah’s letter. He wonders why she merely sent the address where she was staying in Exeter and had not signed her name. To Charles, the letter feels more like an invitation to come visit her rather than indicative of feelings of remorse or shame.

When the train arrives in Exeter, Sam asks if they are to spend the night. Sam had expected an affirmative answer. However, Charles tells him that they will not spend the night there but are heading straight for Lyme. Once in the carriage, Charles feels a sadness come over him; he is aware that his actions have ended any further relationship with Sarah. He deems his action moral and socially correct, but his decision makes him...

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