Mantissa

By John Fowles (Trade Paperback, 1997)
In Mantissa (1982), a novelist awakes in the hospital with amnesia -- and comes to believe that a beautiful female doctor is, in fact, his muse.
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $15.99 US/$22.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316290272

    • 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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In Mantissa (1982), a novelist awakes in the hospital with amnesia -- and comes to believe that a beautiful female doctor is, in fact, his muse.

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.
  • "Clever and wickedly funny." (Atlantic Monthly).

  • "A jeu d'esprit with a vengeance...sex and art stare each other down, and the contest is a standoff... Fowles raises tantalizing and entertaining questions." (TIME).

  • "A literary delight." (Playboy).

  • "Splendid...it is the best possible evidence of the relationship between John Fowles and his own muse that he can spin a web like this which is so light, and yet so strong." (Washington Post Book World).

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  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $15.99 US/$22.99 CAN
  • Pages: 208
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316290272
  • On Sale Date: 08/04/1997
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