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  • Published: 1 April 2004
  • ISBN: 9780099470472
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $14.99

The Collector




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

Withdrawn, uneducated and unloved, Frederick collects butterflies and takes photographs.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.

  • Pub date: 1 April 2004
  • ISBN: 9780099470472
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $14.99

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


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