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Fowles, John 1926-2005

Works: 715 works in 2,767 publications in 17 languages and 65,819 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Pictorial works  Drama  Film adaptations  Diaries  Bibliography  Juvenile works 
Roles: Signer, Editor, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Performer, Author of screenplay, Conceptor, Adapter
Classifications: PR6056.O85, 823.914
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The French lieutenant's woman by John Fowles( Book )
210 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 6,013 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 : a revised version by John Fowles( Book )
203 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,533 libraries worldwide
Nicholas Urfe, a young Englishman who accepts a teaching position on a remote Greek island, befriends a local millionaire; but the friendship soon evolves into a deadly game and Nicholas finds that he must fight not only for his sanity but for his very survival
The collector by John Fowles( Book )
170 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,622 libraries worldwide
A butterfly collector wins a lottery and, thus, acquires a remote cottage where he imprisons a young woman
Daniel Martin by John Fowles( Book )
98 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 3,273 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
A maggot by John Fowles( Book )
59 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,901 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 )
83 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,851 libraries worldwide
The Ebony Tower, comprising a novella, three stories, and a translation of a medieval French tale, echoes themes from John Fowles's internationally celebrated novels as it probes the fitful relations between love and hate, pleasure and pain, fantasy and reality
Mantissa by John Fowles( Book )
88 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 2,075 libraries worldwide
A deeply serious novelist is subjected to ultimately tragic sufferings by his shamelessly uncooperative muse, who is given to distractions, sulks, and unexpected lapses in memory and who demands equal play for equal work
Wormholes : essays and occasional writings by John Fowles( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,188 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 enigma of Stonehenge by John Fowles( Book )
11 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,026 libraries worldwide
The history and meaning of Stonehenge with photographs of the ancient monument as it is today
Shipwreck by John Fowles( Book )
9 editions published between 1974 and 1981 in English and held by 719 libraries worldwide
Thomas Hardy's England by Jo Draper( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 610 libraries worldwide
A portrayal of Hardy's Wessex photographed by his friend Hermann Lea
Poems by John Fowles( Book )
15 editions published between 1973 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 558 libraries worldwide
Ourika : an English translation by Claire de Durfort Duras( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 555 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
Midaq Alley by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 467 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 of a Marxist thief, who has been released from prison and plans revenge
Land by Fay Godwin( Book )
7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 441 libraries worldwide
Fotografier af landskaber i Storbritannien
The magus : a revised version by John Fowles( Book )
15 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in English and held by 390 libraries worldwide
A controlling millionaire plays mind games with the teacher recently hired to teach on a small Greek island
A short history of Lyme Regis by John Fowles( Book )
8 editions published between 1982 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 299 libraries worldwide
The aristos : a self-portrait in ideas by John Fowles( Book )
7 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 297 libraries worldwide
Cinderella by John Fowles( Book )
8 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 281 libraries worldwide
In her haste to flee the place before the fairy godmother's magic loses effect, Cinderella leaves behind a glass slipper
The French lieutenant's woman by John Fowles( Sound Recording )
21 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and held by 276 libraries worldwide
A woman, ostracized by Victorian society and abandoned by her French lover, fascinates a man who resolves to unravel the mystery of her clandestine past
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Alternative Names
Fauls, Džon
Faulz, Dzhon 1926-2005
Faulz, Džon 1926-2005
Faulzs, Džons 1926-2005
Fāwlz, Ǧūn 1926-2005
Fowles, John
Fowles, John 1926-2005
Fowles, John Robert.
Fowles, John Robert 1926-2005
Phaouls, Tzōn 1926-2005
Phōuls, Tzōn 1926-2005
Фаулз, Джон 1926-2005
جون فاولز، 1926-
جون فاولز، 1926-2005
ファウルズ, ジョン
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