Daniel Martin

By John Fowles (Trade Paperback, 1997)
A new trade paperback edition of "a masterpiece of symbolically charged realism....Fowles is the only writer in English who has the power, range, knowledge, and wisdom of a Tolstoy or James" (John Gardner, Saturday Review).

The eponymous hero of John Fowles's largest and richest novel is an English playwright turned Hollywood screenwriter who has begun to question his own values. Summoned home to England to visit an ailing friend, Daniel Martin finds himself back in the company of people who once knew him well, forced to confront his buried past, and propelled toward a journey of self-discovery through which he ultimately creates for himself a more satisfying existence. A brilliantly imagined novel infused with a profound understanding of human nature, Daniel Martin is John Fowles at the height of his literary powers.
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $16.99 US/$18.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316290395

    • On Sale Date: 08/04/1997

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    • Imprint: Back Bay Books

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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A new trade paperback edition of "a masterpiece of symbolically charged realism....Fowles is the only writer in English who has the power, range, knowledge, and wisdom of a Tolstoy or James" (John Gardner, Saturday Review).

The eponymous hero of John Fowles's largest and richest novel is an English playwright turned Hollywood screenwriter who has begun to question his own values. Summoned home to England to visit an ailing friend, Daniel Martin finds himself back in the company of people who once knew him well, forced to confront his buried past, and propelled toward a journey of self-discovery through which he ultimately creates for himself a more satisfying existence. A brilliantly imagined novel infused with a profound understanding of human nature, Daniel Martin is John Fowles at the height of his literary powers.

John Fowles (1926-2005) was educated at Oxford and subsequently lectured in English at universities in Greece and the UK. The success of his first novel, The Collector, published in 1963, allowed him to devote all his time to writing. His books include the internationally acclaimed and bestselling novels The Magus, The French Lieutenant's Woman, and Daniel Martin. Fowles spent the last decades of his life on the southern coast of England in the small harbor town of Lyme Regis.
  • "A masterly fictional creation." (New York Times Book Review).

  • "A masterpiece of symbolically charged realism...Fowles is the only writer in english who has the power, range, knowledge, and wisdom of Tolstoy or James." (Saturday Review).

  • "Daniel Martin is an old-fashioned novel in the sense that one can enter and live in it...Mr. Fowles is up to something that is extremely important to him, and this alone is a source of considerable tension and excitement." (New York Times).

  • "Absorbing, intellectually challenging...A startlingly provocative novel...Like Henry James before him, Fowles has created rarefied creatures free enough to take on the toughest question that life has to offer: how to live?" (Time).

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Daniel Martin
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $16.99 US/$18.99 CAN
  • Pages: 640
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316290395
  • On Sale Date: 08/04/1997
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