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The Collector

Discover John Fowles’ compelling classic first novel‘Short and spare and direct an intelligent thriller with psychological and social overtones’ Sunday TimesWithdrawn unedu Fredrick is a clerk and butterfly collector who wins some money that lets him retire Fredrick is lonely and has trouble getting along with others

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Cated and unloved Frederick collects butterflies and takes photographs He is obsessed with a beautiful stranger art student Miranda Coming into unexpected money he buys a remote This novel was unlike anything I ve read before and the character of Frederick will certainly leave a lasting memory I don t think there s b

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Sussex house and calmly abducts Miranda believing she will grow to love him in timeAlone and desperate Miranda must struggle to understand her captor if she is to gain her freedo It s been hard for me to focus lately gee I wonder whyOver the past month I ve begun several books lost interest shelved them I once imagined

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  • 288
  • The Collector
  • John Fowles
  • English
  • 21 March 2017
  • 9781409059820

About the Author: John Fowles

John Robert Fowles was born in Leigh on Sea a small town in Essex He recalled the English suburban culture of the 1930s as oppressively conformist and his family life as intensely conventional Of his childhood Fowles said I have tried to escape ever sinceFowles attended Bedford School a large boarding school designed to prepare boys for university from ages 13 to 18 After briefly attendi



10 thoughts on “The Collector

  1. says:

    Rather than go into the plot details I'd rather touch on the larger metaphors of the book in this review Although the basic plot is chilling enough on its own A man kidnaps a beautiful and intelligent young girl

  2. says:

    Fredrick is a clerk and butterfly collector who wins some money that lets him retire Fredrick is lonely and has trouble getting along with others the only people he really has are his aunt and cousin He watches an art student named Miranda who starts to become his obsession When he suddenly has a lot of free time and money on his hands his daydreams about Miranda turn dark and he plans to kidnap her and hold he

  3. says:

    I read this when I was very young Young enough that anything with a sexual connotation was interesting to me Even really perverse deviations li

  4. says:

    This is one of those boy meets girl chloroforms her throws her in the back of the van and stuffs her in his basement type stories I knew that al

  5. says:

    This novel was unlike anything I’ve read before and the character of Frederick will certainly leave a lasting memory I don’t think there’s been a character that’s made my skin crawl or forced me to talk back shout at a book on so many an occasion – well done FowlesI definitely think Book Readers should have this book on their shelf

  6. says:

    Impotent sociopath kidnaps beautiful art student Told partly from the sociopath's perspective That's my jam I should have loved this bookBut something left me cold I suppose it may have been all the bitching and complaining the beau

  7. says:

    This novel is over fifty years old and it holds up very well It is the rudimentary skeleton that is upheld fleshed by current events given a brain by contemporary writers ad nauseum by CSI Law and Order Law and Order SVU Medium Criminal Minds et al Though its semi predictable the end is nonetheless terribly terrific That there are two strands of narrative is sometimes a revelation sometimes an encumbrance like living through a t

  8. says:

    ’I am one in a row of specimens It’s when I try to flutter out of line that he hates me I’m meant to be dead pinned always the same always beautiful He knows that part of my beauty is being alive but it’s the dead me he wants He wants me living but dead’The Collector is the story of Frederick Clegg an extremely odd and lonely man

  9. says:

    It's been hard for me to focus lately – gee I wonder whyOver the past month I've begun several books lost interest shelved them I once imagined that if I had hours and hours to read I'd finally get around to War and Peace or Remembrance of Things Past Instead I find myself studying grim news items and statis

  10. says:

    35 stars Thought by some to be the first psychological thriller this book left me slightly wanting The Collector is broken into three parts The first part is from Clegg's point of view Clegg is a man obsessed wit

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