The French Lieutenant's Woman Chapters 47-49 Summary

John Fowles

Chapters 47-49 Summary

After Charles and Sarah make love, Charles lays beside her and thinks about what just happened. His actions have completely changed his world. He must marry Sarah. He does not love Ernestina. Then he wonders what the rest of the people in his world will think of him.

Sarah says she loves him but is not worthy of him. She tells Charles he must marry Ernestina and never see her again.

When Charles gets out of bed to dress, he notices a few drops of blood on the front of his shirt, which he had not taken off before making love to Sarah. He realizes that Sarah had been a virgin. When he confronts her, she admits it. But what about Vargueness, the French lieutenant, with whom Charles had been led to believe she...

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