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  • Published: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409059431
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 464

A Maggot




Brilliant and compelling' Guardian

A MAGGOT is not an historical novel in the normal sense.

It began as a quirk or obsession (a 'maggot') in the archaic sense of the word) which found its setting in the second wave of Protestant Dissent in England.

It took shape as a mystery - a compelling investigation of unaccountable motives and deeds - which led through beguiling paths to a starling vision at its centre.

  • Published: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409059431
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 464

About the author

John Fowles

John Fowles was born in 1926. He won international recognition with The Collector, his first published title, in 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: The Aristos, The Magus, The French Lieutenant's Woman, The Ebony Tower, Daniel Martin, Mantissa, and A Maggot. John Fowles died in Lyme Regis in 2005. Two volumes of his Journals have recently been published; the first in 2003, the second in 2006.

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Praise for A Maggot

A remarkable and brilliant work of fiction...the imaginative power of the novel is astounding, the technical virtuosity and structural daring equally so

The Times

This altogether admirable novel serves, as all literature should, the forces of subversion. It is a worthy companion to The French Lieutenant's Woman, which does the same thing, but bolder in its experimentation and hence more notable as an artistic achievement

Anthony Burgess, Observer

Compelling and passionate fiction... Fowles's darting imagination skims across the landscape of two and a half centuries

Times Literary Supplement

Brilliant and compelling...he deploys his usual seductive narrative gifts to great effect

Guardian

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