The French Lieutenant's Woman - Chapters 37-43 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 37 – Charles goes to see Ernestina’s father, Mr. Freeman, a self-made man. Charles confesses his disinheritance, and Mr. Freeman decides to increase his dowry –easily affordable –so that Ernestina and Charles can be comfortable. He also tells Charles if he ever needs money, all Charles has to do is ask. He requests Charles consider a business partnership with him.

Chapter 38 – Charles feels invisible in the city. In Lyme he feels as if everyone is watching. He comes across Mr. Freeman’s store, full of lace, cloths, and materials. He cannot imagine himself going into the store. He knows if he ever steps foot in the store, his life will be over.

Chapter 39 – Charles meets his old school friends, Tom and Nathaniel at a smoking room, and the three of them drink. Charles, Thomas, and Nathaniel then go to brothel called Terpischore, where they see...

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