The Collector ePub download
by John Fowles
- ISBN: 1850890293
- ISBN13: 978-1850890294
- ePub: 1986 kb | FB2: 1420 kb
- Language: English
- Category: Contemporary
- Publisher: Isis Large Print Books; Large Print edition (March 1, 1986)
- Pages: 376
- Rating: 4.7/5
- Votes: 794
- Format: rtf lit doc txt
Little did I know just how masterfully John Fowles would pen the book
Withdrawn, uneducated and unloved, Frederick collects butterflies. Little did I know just how masterfully John Fowles would pen the book. Written in four sections, you are given Frederick's POV, then Miranda's (via her diary), and finally two final portions (of which the last seems like an epilogue). The format doesn't seem to be all that special, but in truth, it is what makes The Collector so powerful - your emotions, quite literally, are used against you.
The Collector is a 1963 thriller novel by English author John Fowles, in his literary debut. Its plot follows a lonely, psychotic young man who kidnaps a female art student in London and holds her captive in the cellar of his rural farmhouse. Divided in two sections, the novel contains both the perspective of the captor, Frederick, as well as that of Miranda, the captive. The portion of the novel told from Miranda's perspective is presented in epistolary form.
The Collector By John Fowles It was a good day’s work. I booked out of the Cremorne three days before, and every night I moved into a new hotel and booked out the next morning so that I couldn’t be traced
The Collector By John Fowles. 6. equipment for when I moved round the country, and also I thought if I got a van I wouldn’t always have to be taking Aunt Annie and Mabel around when they came back. It was a good day’s work. I booked out of the Cremorne three days before, and every night I moved into a new hotel and booked out the next morning so that I couldn’t be traced. In the van I had the bed ready and the straps and scarves. I was going to use chloroform, I used it once in the killing-bottle.
John Fowles is a well-known British author (1926 – 2005) who has dedicated his life to the world of literature
John Fowles is a well-known British author (1926 – 2005) who has dedicated his life to the world of literature. Readers at large better know John Fowles for two of his most acclaimed novels. The Magus, published in 1965, has generated the most lasting interest, becoming something of a cult novel, particularly in the United States of America.
Well, of course with Aunt Annie and Mabel out of the way I bought all the books I wanted, some of them I didn’t know such things existed, as a matter of fact I was disgusted, I thought here I am stuck in a hotel room with this stuff and it’s a lot different from what I used to dream of. about Miranda and me.
The Collector is a book that resonates long after reading the last word.
Ships from and sold by Oasis1270. The Collector is a book that resonates long after reading the last word. A psychological thriller in genre, and perhaps one of the earliest of its kind, it delves into the minds of its characters and offers brutal honesty even when the reader is hoping for an alternative reality.
No book will make you appreciate the great outdoors more than this creepy locked-room horror story. Frederick Clegg is a loner. Isolated from society, he spends his time trapping butterflies in jars and watching them die. He's obsessed with the rare breeds, the special ones. The more magnificent the butterfly, the greater his desire to possess it. When he catches sight of the beautiful art student Miranda Grey, the stage is set for his terrible transition from collector of butterflies to girls. Miranda is the perfect specimen.
John Fowles writing is a hard one to critique in this case because I didn’t like i. Is The Cloud Atlas a good book? The Collector was published in 1963, so I imagine it was one of the earlier ones to do it, but I don’t.
John Fowles writing is a hard one to critique in this case because I didn’t like it. In fact, I think the point is that you are not supposed to like it. There are no elaborate descriptions to paint a bright picture of the settings, places or people. Fowles also makes several literary reference in The Collector, some of which I fear were completely lost on me. The one’s about Jane Austen’s Emma I got, the one’s related to The Tempest by Shakespeare however I mostly still don’t understand. Is The Cloud Atlas a good book? The Collector was published in 1963, so I imagine it was one of the earlier ones to do it, but I don’t know for sure.