The French Lieutenant's Woman - Study Guide Chapters 56, 57, 58, and 59 Summary & Analysis

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Much to Charles' chagrin, Sarah makes no attempt to find him in London. Charles employs detective agencies to find her, instead. During this time, Charles receives a summons to appear for a legal hearing regarding his broken engagement to Ernestina. Charles' attorney, Mr. Montague, accompanies Charles to the proceedings initiated by Mr. Freeman, who has employed the best lawyer in London.

Charles is forced to sign a statement of his guilt declaring his broken intentions, which can then be used by Ernestina in any way she sees fit. Mr. Freeman vows to show the signed document to any future father-in-law of Charles' to show that he is of disreputable character. Charles leaves the proceedings in a dark mood exacerbated by his inability to locate Sarah for many weeks. Charles decides to travel abroad in the hopes that a change of scenery will improve his bleak...

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