The French Lieutenant's Woman Chapters 57-59 Summary

John Fowles

Chapters 57-59 Summary

The novel now jumps ahead almost two years. The scene involves Sam and Mary, who are now married and have one child and another on the way. They are living in a rental house in London, and Sam is working for Ernestina’s father, Mr. Freeman. Sam still dreams of owning his own business, but Mary insists that he wait.

Sam had appealed to Mrs. Tranter immediately after he quit his job with Charles. He played on Mrs. Tranter’s good nature and willingness to help people in trouble. Eventually Sam revealed (though he pretended to be reluctant at first) Sarah’s name in association with Charles’s having broken his engagement to Ernestina. This endeared him somewhat to Mr. Freeman, who shortly afterward offered Sam a job....

(The entire section is 583 words.)