Publication Date: 05/02/2004 ISBN: 9780099470472 Category:

The Collector

John Fowles

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication Date: 05/02/2004 ISBN: 9780099470472 Category:
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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Withdrawn, uneducated and unloved, Frederick collects butterflies and takes photographs.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…

Publisher Review

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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