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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, Uneducated 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 Sussex House And Calmly Abducts Miranda, Believing She Will Grow To Love Him In Time.Alone And Desperate, Miranda Must Struggle To Understand Her Captor If She Is To Gain Her Freedom


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 since Fowles 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 the parts that truly disturbed me had to do with what I believe Fowles wa


  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 ha


  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 like this A collector of butterflies collects a girl and holds her prisoner His deviation is far deeper than merely sex But of course, sex is implied all the time.


  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 already and so I was really not expecting to be coshed on the head and chucked down in the basement as well, and tied hands and feet, and gagged, so that all I could hea


  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 Fowles I definitely think Book Reader...


  6. says:

    Impotent sociopath kidnaps beautiful art student Told partly from the sociopath s perspective That s my jam I should have loved this book But something left me cold I suppose it may have been all the bitching and complaining the beautiful art student did in her stupid diary What a helpless twit Not to imply that I d be brave and


  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


  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 who


  9. says:

    One of the first dark psychological thrillers at least in modern times though depending on how you categorize them, James or Poe or even some of the ancient Greeks might usefully be described this way, too A tale of obsession and art and butterflies need I say Wonderful for those who take their fiction black What s especially interesting here is the shee.


  10. says:

    Oh , said a friend, taking this novel off my shelf This sounds like a boring topic for a story She thought it was a story about collecting butterflies, as that is what the title and cover suggest And I answered It is not about that at all, and it is one of the most suspenseful and scary novels I ever read But then I thought that it actually is a...


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