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Withdrawn, uneducated and unloved, Frederick collects butterflies and takes photographs.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  - PilgrimJess - LibraryThing

“We all want things we can't have. Being a decent human being is accepting that.” Published in 1963 this book is creepy and claustrophobic, it infuses the reader with a sense of gratitude for freedom ... Read full review

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User Review  - KateSherrod - LibraryThing

People who know me and my love for insects might be a bit surprised to learn that I really don't approve of, and don't understand, the mania for collecting them. I had to for an assignment once in ... Read full review

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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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