The Collector

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Random House, Oct 31, 2010 - Fiction - 288 pages
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Withdrawn, uneducated and unloved, Frederick collects butterflies and takes photographs. He is obsessed with a beautiful stranger, the art student Miranda. When he wins the pools 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 overcome her own prejudices and contempt if she is understand her captor, and so gain her freedom.

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User Review  - Christopher - Goodreads

It's the timeless love story we all know and love so well. Guy sees girl from afar. Guy stalks girl. Guy wins lottery, buys a house in the countryside, kidnaps girl and locks her in basement. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

John Fowles was born in England in 1926 and educated at Bedford School and Oxford University. John Fowles won international recognition with his first published title, The Collector (1963). He was immediately acclaimed as an outstandingly innovative writer of exceptional imaginative power and this reputation was confirmed with the appearance of his subsequent works. John Fowles died in 2005.

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