Hills Like White Elephants is a short story by Ernest Hemingway that tells the story of a young couple arguing at a bar in a Spanish train station. The story is told primarily in dialogue and it is up to the reader to infer on what the discussion between the couple is about. It is revealed through contextual clues that the woman is pregnant and the man, presumably her boyfriend, is trying to talk her into an abortion.
In The French Lieutenant's Woman, Charles Smithson, a gentleman, falls in love with Sarah Woodruffe, a poor and disgraced governess, despite the fact that he is engaged. The novel explores Charles' conflicting feelings as he deals with his emotions and the societal expectations of the world around him. The narrator of this post-modern text often intervenes in the story, turning what might be a typical Victorian-style novel into an exploration of structure and intertextuality.