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Books by and about John Fowles

Lyme Regis Books
 
The Collector (Vintage Classics)
The Collector (Vintage Classics)
"1963. Fowles' first novel. Withdrawn, uneducated and unloved, Frederick collects butterflies and takes photographs. He capture an art student, Miranda and keeps her in the cellar of a Sussex house."
The Aristos
The Aristos
"1964. Two years after 'The Collector' and a year before 'The Magus', the author set out his ideas on life. His chief inspiration was the philosopher Heraclitus."
The Magus (Vintage Classics)
The Magus (Vintage Classics)
"1965, revised 1977. On a remote Greek Island, Nicholas Urfe finds himself embroiled in the deceptions of a master trickster."
The French Lieutenant's Woman (Vintage Classics)
The French Lieutenant's Woman (Vintage Classics)
"1969. Set in Lyme Regis, 'The French Lieutenant's Woman' received the most acclaim and today holds a special place in post-war English literature."
The Ebony Tower (Contemporary Classics)
The Ebony Tower (Contemporary Classics)
"1974. A series of novellas, rich in imagery, exploring the nature of art."
Daniel Martin (Vintage Classics)
Daniel Martin (Vintage Classics)
"1977. A richly evoked narrative of a contemporary Englishman's attempt to see himself and his time in the mirrors of his past and present."
The Tree
The Tree
"1979. A series of recollections that concern both the childhood and work of the writer John Fowles."
A Short History of Lyme Regis
A Short History of Lyme Regis
"1982. A fascinating account of the growth of Lyme Regis."
Mantissa (Vintage Classics)
Mantissa (Vintage Classics)
"1982. Miles Green wakes up in a mysterious hospital with no idea of how he got there or who he is."
A Maggot
A Maggot
"1985. Not a historical novel in the normal sense. It began as a quirk or obsession (a 'maggot' in the archaic sense of the word) and took shape as a mystery with startling vision at its centre."
Wormholes: Essays and Occasional Writings
Wormholes: Essays and Occasional Writings
"1998. The 30 pieces collected in Wormholes display this enigmatic author's concerns, disdain and crankiness."
Lyme Worthies
Lyme Worthies
"1998. John Fowles celerated the millennium by commisioning a local artist, Gavin Bird, to paint portraits of a selection of Lyme's personalities."
The Journals, Volume 1: v. 1
The Journals, Volume 1: v. 1
"2003. The first volume of John Fowles' journals covering the years 1949-1965."
Journals Vol II: v. 2
Journals Vol II: v. 2
"2006. The second and final volume of John Fowles' journals covers the years 1966-1990."
Biography Of John Fowles: A Life in Two Worlds
Biography Of John Fowles: A Life in Two Worlds
"Chronicles Fowles' pre-war childhood in Leigh-on-Sea and in wartime rural England, his Oxford education and his apprentice years in Europe and London."