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  • Published: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409058458
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 208
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The Aristos




'A brave attempt to look at the world and to decide what an intelligent man should think about it' Sunday Times

Two years after The Collector had brought him international recognition and a year before he published The Magus, John Fowles set out his ideas on life in The Aristos. The chief inspiration behind them was the fifth century BC philosopher Heraclitus. In the world he posited of constant and chaotic flux the supreme good was the Aristos, 'of a person or thing, the best or most excellent its kind',
'What I was really trying to define was an ideal of human freedom (the Aristos) in an unfree world,' wrote Fowles in 1965. He called a materialistic and over-conforming culture to reckoning with his views on a myriad of subjects -pleasure and pain, beauty and u liness, Christianit ,humanism, existentialism, socialism.

  • Pub date: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409058458
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 208

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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