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    John Fowles It's A Boy! Robert and Gladys Richards Fowles give birth to a baby boy on March 31, 1926, in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex County, England. The proud parents have high hopes for their son and send him to two prestigious schools, Alleyn Court School (1934-1939) and Bedford School (1939-1944), where he excels in scholarship and sports. After his primary education is complete, the family moves from London to the Devon countryside, to avoid the invasion of troops in World War II. After serving

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    John Fowles' The Collector John Fowles gives one a glimpse into insanity in, The Collector. A lonely, single man comes into some money, and suddenly his fantasies can become reality. He collects butterflies, killing them and posing them in little glass plates. Is he evil? It is hard to say, and as one reads the lines are blurred and morals questioned. Is that which is wrong always done with bad intentions? Frederick, the main character, is in love with a beautiful, young girl who he has never spoken

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    Enigma by John Fowles "The Enigma" involves all of the elements of a good mystery. It involves a search for a man who just disappeared one day out of the blue with no trace as to what could have happened. This essay will establish the important points of the story such as the sergeant's role in the case, his similarities to the main character as well as his relationship with the son of the main character's girlfriend, and what is ultimately uncovered in the end. "When John Marcus Fielding

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    The Magus by John Fowles The Magus, by John Fowles, is a six-hundred-and-five page book, which I have read all of. It was copyrighted in 1965 by Little, Brown & Company (Canada) Limited, and was dedicated to Astarte. John Fowles has written many other books, such as: A Maggot, Daniel Martin, Land, The Tree, poems, and literally dozens of others. The critiques of these books state they are all fiction, but are in a wide variety of areas. The main character, Mr. Nicholas Urfe, is extremely bored

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    Miranda Grey and Frederick Clegg from The Collector by John Fowles Miranda Grey and Frederick Clegg are the main characters that are interpreted in the text The Collector, by John Fowles. Both characters correspond to different classes in society. John Fowles uses the concept of the implied reader, in which he 'speaks to' a specific reader in mind in an attempt to have the story interpreted in a particular way. Fowles expects us to read Miranda as an intelligent, mentally independent being

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    The Collector by John Fowles

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    The Postmodernist Narrative Techniques in John Fowles’s The Collector The English novelist John Fowles (1926-2005) was educated at Oxford and then started teaching English at different universities in the UK and Greece. When his first novel The Collector (1963) was published and became a big success , he left his job and devoted his time to writing. The Collector’s first draft development was influenced by two events. The first one when Fowles attended Béla Bartók’s opera Bluebeard's Castle (1911)

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    The Collector

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    John Fowles - The Collector “The Collector” by John Fowles deals with a man’s obsession with a woman that turns to kidnap and eventually death. What attracted me to this book was the unusual topic of obsession and intriguing title. In my review I intend to study how the writer, John Fowles, portrays an obsessive personality - though Frederick’s actions, dialogue, and his changing relationship with his obsession Miranda. The book is set around the two main characters of Frederick and the girl he

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    John Fowles’ The Collector

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    Collector, the concept of innocence, also known as the greatest of all evils by some people, plays a major role in the complete storyline of Oedipus Rex’s life in Oedipus by Sophocles. Works Cited Dilă, Georgiana-Elena. Butterflies and Voices in John Fowles’ The Collector. Rep. University of Craiova, n.d. Web. 10 Mar. 2014. Gould, Thomas. "The Innocence of Oedipus:The Philosophers on." Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations: Oedipus Rex, Updated Version. Ed. Harold Bloom. New York City: Infobase

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    The Collector

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    John Fowles, utilizes classic fairy tale as portrayed by other literary works to structure his narration in The Collector. He tells his version of a fairy tale by creating the characters of Clegg and Miranda to mirror Ferdinand and Miranda in The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, the Prince and Belle in Beauty and the Beast. The Collector and the aforementioned tales are similar not in the circumstances of the narrative, but the traditional dichotomy of captor and captive, good and evil, love and hate

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    thematic and formal obsessions for Fowles. He makes adroit use of the collaborative privileges of verbal form, soliciting the reader in fictions felt need to authenticate itself and in its equal, contrary need to expose its own tricksterism, the artifice upon which any such authentication must ultimately rest liberating the reader. The focus of this thesis is to identify and discuss the metafictional mode used as a form in Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow, John Fowles’s The French Lieutenant’s Woman

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