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The Collector

The Collector

by John Fowles

Publisher Little, Brown


  • Signed by the Author
  • USA First Edition
  • Hardcover

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About the book

Withdrawn, uneducated and unloved, Frederick collects butterflies and takes photographs. He is obsessed with a beautiful stranger, the art student Miranda. When he wins the pools 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 overcome her own prejudices and contempt if she is understand her captor, and so gain her freedom.

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About the Author

John Fowles

John Fowles was an English novelist of international renown, critically positioned between modernism and postmodernism. His work was influenced by Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus, among others.

After leaving Oxford University, Fowles taught English at a school on the Greek island of Spetses, a sojourn that inspired The Magus, an instant best-seller that was directly in tune with 1960s "hippy" anarchism and experimental philosophy. This was followed by The French Lieutenant's Woman, a Victorian-era romance with a postmodern twist. Later fictional works include The Ebony Tower, Daniel Martin, Mantissa and A Maggot.

Fowles's books have been translated into many languages, and several have been adapted as films.

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    All of our books that have a dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.

  • Book Condition & Notes

    A very good first edition, in the original red binding with gold lettering on spine. Very narrow stipe of fading at the top of the book. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket. The inside of the top and bottom of the spine and flap folds have been taped, though there is no damage apart from minor wear.

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