The French Lieutenant's Woman Setting & Symbolism

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Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis is a small town in southwestern England, famous for its seawall, or cobb. It is the setting for the majority of the novel. It is described as having shops, churches, an assembly place for performances, and a fossil shop. The hills beyond town are dotted with the large houses of the wealthy. It is where Mrs. Tranter lives, and where Ernestina visits. Lyme Regis is also home to the White Lion Inn, where Charles stays.

Exeter

Something of a suburb of London, Exeter is a city where vice is plentiful. It is the home of the Endicott Hotel, where Sarah ultimately goes to live. It is where Charles passes through in one ending, but then stays over in during the second and third endings.

The Cobb

Built of gray stone and jutting out into the ocean, the cobb is the seawall paid for by...

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