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Withdrawn, uneducated and unloved, Frederick collects butterflies and takes photographs.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…
There is not a page in this first novel which does not prove that its author is a master storyteller * New York Times * No book will make you appreciate the great outdoors more than this creepy locked-room horror story * Guardian * Brilliant...an artist of great imaginative power * Sunday Times * A brilliant, unusual theme... Short and spare and direct, an intelligent thriller with psychological and social overtones * Sunday Times * He has a magnificent narrative gift...brilliant * Independent *
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