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The Collector John Fowles

The Collector By John Fowles

The Collector by John Fowles

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From the author of THE MAGUS, a novel first published by Jonathan Cape in 1963. A withdrawn, unloved butterfly collector wins a fortune on the football pools, and this enables him to abduct a young art student and keep her in the cellar of his newly-bought home. She tries to understand her captor but becomes repulsed by his mentality.

The Collector Summary

The Collector by John Fowles

Withdrawn, uneducated and unloved, Frederick collects butterflies and takes photographs. A chance pools win enables him to capture the art student Miranda and keep her in the cellar of the Sussex house he has bought with the windfall. The situation is seen first from the collectors point of view- he thinks the chloroform pad no more vicious than his butterfly net, and patiently waits for the barriers of class and taste that inhibit their love to break down in the limbo of their isolation. She, the creator, desperate for her freedom, tries to be understanding but cannot banish her comtempt for everything anti-life that the collector stands for.

About John Fowles

John Fowles was born in England in 1926 and educated at Bedford School and Oxford University. John Fowles won international recognition with his first published title. THE COLLECTOR (1963). He was immediately acclaimed as an outstandingly innovative writer of exceptional imaginative power and this reputation was confirmed with the appearance of his subsequent works. He now lives and writes in Lyme Regis, Dorset

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The Collector by John Fowles
Used - Very Good
Vintage Publishing
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