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  • Published: 1 April 2004
  • ISBN: 9780099470472
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $17.99

The Collector




'Brilliant - an artist of great imaginative power' Sunday Times

Discover John Fowles’ compelling classic first novel

‘Short and spare and direct, an intelligent thriller with psychological and social overtones’ Sunday Times
Withdrawn, uneducated and unloved, Frederick collects butterflies and takes photographs. He is obsessed with a beautiful stranger, art student Miranda. Coming into unexpected money, he buys a remote Sussex house and calmly abducts Miranda, believing she will grow to love him in time.

Alone and desperate, Miranda must struggle to understand her captor if she is to gain her freedom…

  • Pub date: 1 April 2004
  • ISBN: 9780099470472
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $17.99

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 The Collector

“He has a magnificent narrative gift...brilliant”

Independent

“A brilliant, unusual theme... Short and spare and direct, an intelligent thriller with psychological and social overtones”

Sunday Times

“Brilliant...an artist of great imaginative power”

Sunday Times

“No book will make you appreciate the great outdoors more than this creepy locked-room horror story”

Guardian

“There is not a page in this first novel which does not prove that its author is a master storyteller”

New York Times


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