The Collector by John Fowles
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Hailed as the first modern psychological thriller, The Collector is the internationally bestselling novel that catapulted John Fowles into the front rank of contemporary novelists. This tale of obsessive love--the story of a lonely clerk who collects butterflies and of the beautiful young art student who is his ultimate quarry--remains unparalleled in its power to startle and mesmerize.
 

About John Fowles

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John Fowles (1926-2005) was educated at Oxford and subsequently lectured in English at universities in Greece and the UK. The success of his first novel, The Collector, published in 1963, allowed him to devote all his time to writing. His books include the internationally acclaimed and bestselling novels The Magus, The French Lieutenant's Woman, and Daniel Martin. Fowles spent the last decades of his life on the southern coast of England in the small harbor town of Lyme Regis.
 
Published December 1, 2012 by Little, Brown and Company. 322 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Literature & Fiction, History, Romance, Travel, Self Help, Crime. Fiction

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Pub Date: July 24th, 1963 Publisher: Little, Brown ...

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A gardener (Josh Stewart) attempting to burgle the family for whom he works is caught in a serial killer's games, involving bear traps in the dining room, acid on the nursery floor and knives on the chandelier.

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Time Out New York

Fowles extended the desperate captive-captor relationship into a multi-faceted metaphor, probing into everything from primal sexual politics and the class war to the responsibility of the artist and the dead soul of '60s England.

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Red Room

Frederick seriously believes that, given time, Miranda will come around and love him just as much as he loves and worships her.

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California Literary Review

But you should read the book to find out for your self http://http *Mistie* -RDG 20 I have recently read the book “The Collector” at first when i started to read the book i was feeling a little bit sorry for Clegg.

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