The Collector

By John Fowles (Trade Paperback, 1997)
Hailed as the first modern psychological thriller, The Collector is the internationally bestselling novel that catapulted John Fowles into the front rank of contemporary novelists. This tale of obsessive love--the story of a lonely clerk who collects butterflies and of the beautiful young art student who is his ultimate quarry--remains unparalleled in its power to startle and mesmerize.
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $15.00 US/$17.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316290234

    • On Sale Date: 08/04/1997

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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Hailed as the first modern psychological thriller, The Collector is the internationally bestselling novel that catapulted John Fowles into the front rank of contemporary novelists. This tale of obsessive love--the story of a lonely clerk who collects butterflies and of the beautiful young art student who is his ultimate quarry--remains unparalleled in its power to startle and mesmerize.

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.
  • "THE COLLECTOR is a work of art...it both stirs the mind and satisfies." (New Republic).

  • "A bravura first novel...as a horror story, the book is a remarkable tour de force." (The New Yorker).

  • "What happens is both symbolic and all too real, beautiful and sickening at once...as resonant as a myth." (National Review).

  • "A haunting and memorable book." (Times Literary Supplement (London)).

  • "There is not a page in this first novel which does not prove that its author is a master storyteller." (New York Times Book Review).

  • "A superb first novel...evil has seldom been so sinister." (TIME).

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The Collector
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $15.00 US/$17.00 CAN
  • Pages: 320
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316290234
  • On Sale Date: 08/04/1997
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