Fowles, John 1926-2005
Most widely held works about John Fowles
Most widely held works by John Fowles
The French lieutenant's woman by John Fowles ( Book )
261 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in 28 languages and held by 4,529 libraries worldwide
While in Lyme Regis to visit his fiancee, Ernestina Freeman, Charles Smithson, a 32-year-old paleontologist, becomes fascinated by the mysterious Sarah Woodruff. A fallen woman said to have been jilted by a French officer, Sarah is a pariah to the well-bred society that Charles and Ernestina are a part of. While searching for fossils in a wooded coastal area, Charles encounters Sarah alone, and his curiosity and pity for her soon evolve into other emotions. It is not clear who seduces whom, but when another opportunity presents itself, Charles embraces Sarah passionately. Shortly thereafter, Sarah disappears, having been dismissed from domestic employment by the tyrannical do-gooder Mrs. Poultenay. Charles finds her in a room in Exeter, where he declares and demonstrates his love. Inspired by his image of Sarah as a valiant rebel against Victorian conventions, Charles rejects the constricting, respectable life Ernestina represents for him. He breaks off their engagement and is harassed with legal action for breach of contract. Meanwhile, Sarah vanishes again, and Charles spends 20 months scouring the world for her, finally tracing her to the lodgings of Dante Gabriel Rossetti in London.
The magus by John Fowles ( Book )
213 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in 18 languages and held by 3,371 libraries worldwide
Disillusioned Englishman leaves his fiancee and travels to a Greek island where he comes under the influence of a mysterious financier.
Daniel Martin by John Fowles ( Book )
78 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 11 languages and held by 3,033 libraries worldwide
Returning to England at the request of Anthony Mallory, an old friend dying of cancer, playwright Daniel Martin is reunited with his ex-wife and her sister and, in company with them, attempts to rectify his past and shape his future.
The collector by John Fowles ( Book )
200 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in 23 languages and held by 2,904 libraries worldwide
A butterfly collector wins a lottery and, thus, acquires a remote cottage where he imprisons a young woman.
A maggot by John Fowles ( Book )
62 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in 12 languages and held by 2,743 libraries worldwide
A novel of the eighteenth century in which mysterious events surround a journey undertaken by five unrelated but interconnected individuals.
The ebony tower by John Fowles ( Book )
88 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in 16 languages and held by 2,727 libraries worldwide
Ebony Tower probes the fitful relationships of fantasy and reality, love and hate, pleasure and pain, giving unsuspected clues while at the same time evoking unexpected questions.
Mantissa by John Fowles ( Book )
69 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 15 languages and held by 1,913 libraries worldwide
In Mantissa (1982), a novelist awakes in the hospital with amnesia -- and comes to believe that a beautiful female doctor is, in fact, his muse.
Wormholes : essays and occasional writings by John Fowles ( Book )
19 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and Turkish and held by 1,183 libraries worldwide
Divided into four sections--Writing and the Self, Culture and Society, Literature and Literary Criticism, and Nature and the Nature of Nature--"Wormholes" contains 30 pieces, dating from 1963 to the present, which reflect on Fowles' views on the art of fiction and on the relationship of literature to life.
The tree by John Fowles ( Book )
38 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,159 libraries worldwide
The enigma of Stonehenge by John Fowles ( Book )
10 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,037 libraries worldwide
The history and meaning of Stonehenge with photographs of the ancient monument as it is today.
The aristos by John Fowles ( Book )
67 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in 9 languages and held by 891 libraries worldwide
Islands by John Fowles ( Book )
7 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 806 libraries worldwide
Shipwreck by John Fowles ( Book )
12 editions published between 1974 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 727 libraries worldwide
The journals by John Fowles ( Book )
25 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 667 libraries worldwide
Ourika : an English translation by Claire de Durfort Duras ( Book )
3 editions published between 1977 and 1994 in English and held by 605 libraries worldwide
In the 18th Century, an African girl is rescued from slavery and raised in an aristocratic family in France. One day she overhears nasty comments on her skin color thus becoming conscious for the first time of her race. This turns her life upside down, until she meets a doctor who convinces her to accept herself as she is. The narrator is the girl.
Thomas Hardy's England by Jo Draper ( Book )
6 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 605 libraries worldwide
A portrayal of Hardy's Wessex photographed by his friend Hermann Lea.
Poems by John Fowles ( Book )
12 editions published between 1973 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 545 libraries worldwide
Midaq Alley by محفوظ، نجيب ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 502 libraries worldwide
Considered by many to be Mahfouz's best novel, Midaq Alley centers around the residents of one of the hustling, teeming back alleys of Cairo. Also includes two of his other novels: Miramar, a tale of intersecting lives that provides us with a portrait of life in Egypt in the late 1960's; and The Thief and the Dogs, which depicts the fate a Marxist thief, who has been released from prison and plans revenge.
Land by Fay Godwin ( Book )
4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 450 libraries worldwide
The aristos : a self-portrait in ideas by John Fowles ( Book )
6 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 343 libraries worldwide
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Faulz, Dzhon, 1926-2005
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Phōuls, Tzōn 1926-2005
Фаулз, Джон, 1926-2005
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