Mantissa (Vintage Classics) Paperback – 5 Nov 2009
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
"The novel seeks to explore the nature of reality and creativity, the alienations of art, the evolution of literature to its present self-conscious phase, the relationship between the sexes, and much more" (Martin Amis Observer)
"The only writer in English who has the power, range, knowledge, and wisdom of Tolstoy or James" (John Gardner)
"John Fowles is an artist of great imaginative power" (Sunday Times)
John Fowles' provocative and playful battle of the sexes available for the first time in Vintage Classics paperbackSee all Product Description
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
The book is in four sections, all with dialogue and narrative between the central character, an author Miles Green, and (exclusively female) figments of his imagination, or just possibly the muse Erato in various guises. All four sections are fun to read page by page; and raise interesting questions about the nature of art as well as the relationship between men and women.
Quite different from Fowles' first three novels (which are each quite different from each other) - light-hearted and self-consciously learned and literary - it's a slight, but a wholly enjoyable read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fascinating insight into the male mind using highly intellectual points of literary research. Not always an easy read but chapter one is highly entertaining introduction' .Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Package received in good time, item as described, very happy.Published on 29 Jun. 2014 by Emma Smith