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Fowles, John 1926-2005

Overview
Works: 666 works in 2,849 publications in 27 languages and 65,971 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Pictorial works  Drama  Film adaptations  Diaries  Bibliography  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Signer, Editor, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Performer, Author of screenplay, Adapter, Conceptor
Classifications: PR6056.O85, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Fowles
The French lieutenant's woman by John Fowles ( Book )
102 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 4,877 WorldCat member 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 )
210 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nicholas Urfe, a young Englishman, accepts a teaching position on a Greek island where his friendship with the owner of the islands most magnificent estate leads him into a nightmare. As reality and fantasy are deliberately confused by staged deaths, erotic encounters, and terrifying violence, Urfe becomes a desperate man fighting for his sanity and his life
The collector by John Fowles ( Book )
290 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 20 languages and held by 3,962 WorldCat member 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 )
103 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 3,263 WorldCat member 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 )
102 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 2,992 WorldCat member 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 )
112 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 2,899 WorldCat member 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 )
96 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 2,070 WorldCat member 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 )
18 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,192 WorldCat member 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 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The history and meaning of Stonehenge with photographs of the ancient monument as it is today
Shipwreck by John Fowles ( Book )
13 editions published between 1974 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ourika : an English translation by Claire de Durfort Duras ( Book )
5 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Ourika, una niña senegalesa condenada a la esclavitud y la barberie, es salvada por un piadoso aristócrata que la traslada a Francia donde recibe una refinada educación al cuidado de Madame de B. La conciencia de su color de piel supone un conflicto insalvable para la mentalidad y los modales propios de una sociedad que jamás le perdonará semejante pecado original. Ourika queda así atrapada entre un mundo que la rechaza y otro al que ya nunca podrá regresar. El trasfondo histórico de su tragedia se desarrolla en los convulsos años previos a la Revolución Francesa que, pese a sus promesas de libertad, igualdad y fraternidad, no consigue de facto abolir los prejuicios y diferencias que condenan a Ourika a un exilio emocional involuntario"--Back cover flap
Thomas Hardy's England by Jo Draper ( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A portrayal of Hardy's Wessex photographed by his friend Hermann Lea
Poems by John Fowles ( Book )
16 editions published between 1973 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The French lieutenant's woman by John Fowles ( Book )
29 editions published between 1969 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The clash of social systems and ethical standards of Victorian England are epitomized in the love triangle of Ernestina Freeman, a spoiled shallow daughter of a merchant prince; Charles Smithson, a well-fixed and well-born amateur scientist; and Sarah Woodruff, whom the citizens of the town scorn because of a brief affair she had with a French sailor."
The magus : a revised version by John Fowles ( Book )
69 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A controlling millionaire plays mind games with the teacher recently hired to teach on a small Greek island
Midaq Alley by Najīb Maḥfūẓ ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member 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 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fotografier af landskaber i Storbritannien
The French lieutenant's woman by John Fowles ( Book )
61 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Victoriaanse liefdesgeschiedenis, beschreven vanuit 20e-eeuws standpunt
A short history of Lyme Regis by John Fowles ( Book )
8 editions published between 1982 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cinderella by John Fowles ( Book )
8 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In her haste to flee the place before the fairy godmother's magic loses effect, Cinderella leaves behind a glass slipper
 
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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
פאולס, ג'ון 1926-2005
פולס, ג'ון
جون فاولز، 1926-
جون فاولز، 1926-2005
ファウルズ, ジョン
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English (1,118)
German (47)
Spanish (41)
Polish (38)
Danish (29)
Russian (27)
Swedish (24)
Romanian (24)
Dutch (20)
Italian (15)
French (15)
Finnish (13)
Turkish (12)
Czech (11)
Japanese (10)
Portuguese (7)
Chinese (6)
Greek, Modern (5)
Hungarian (4)
Arabic (3)
Hebrew (3)
Korean (3)
Persian (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Norwegian (1)
Catalan (1)
Slovak (1)
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