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Fowles, John 1926-2005

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The French lieutenant's woman by John Fowles( Book )

484 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 22 languages and held by 6,627 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 )

365 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 20 languages and held by 5,103 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
Daniel Martin by John Fowles( Book )

121 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in 13 languages and held by 3,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel Martin's (1977) eponymous protagonist returns to England after a sojourn in Hollywood -- and sets out to rectify the sins and omissions of his past. The book covers three decades and is very much about being English with a lot of typical English banter
The collector by John Fowles( Book )

122 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,114 WorldCat member 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 )

114 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 15 languages and held by 2,946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his prologue, John Fowles tells us that "A Maggot" began as a vision he had of five travellers riding with mysterious purpose through remote countryside. This image gives way to another - a hanging corpse with violets stuffed in its mouth - which leads us into a maze of beguiling paths and wrong turnings, disappearances and revelations, unaccountable motives and cryptic deeds, as this compelling mystery swerves towards a starling vision at its centre
The ebony tower by John Fowles( Book )

147 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 2,926 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 )

109 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 2,034 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 )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and Turkish and held by 1,171 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 )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 992 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 )

14 editions published between 1974 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ourika : an English translation by Claire de Durfort Duras( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 667 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 )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrayal of Hardy's Wessex photographed by his friend Hermann Lea
Poems by John Fowles( Book )

17 editions published between 1973 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Midaq Alley by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 443 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 )

9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fotografier af landskaber i Storbritannien
Jeremy Irons reads The French lieutenant's woman by John Fowles( Recording )

34 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 400 WorldCat member 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.--
A short history of Lyme Regis by John Fowles( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1991 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collector by John Fowles( Book )

31 editions published between 1963 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ferdinand has always loved collecting butterflies, but when he becomes obsessed with a young college student, he decides to add her to his collection, against her wishes
The aristos by John Fowles( Book )

88 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in 9 languages and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals the reactions of an independent mind to different life situations
Cinderella by John Fowles( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 180 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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The French lieutenant's woman
Alternative Names
Con Faulz

Džons Faulzs

Fauls, Džon

Faulz, Dzhon 1926-2005

Faulz, Džon 1926-2005

Faulzs, Džons 1926-2005

Fāwlz, Ǧūn 1926-2005

Fowles J. 1926-2005

Fowles, John

Fowles, John Robert

Fowles, John Robert 1926-2005

John Fowles britischer Romanautor

John Fowles britisk skribent

John Fowles Brits schrijver

John Fowles brittisk författare

John Fowles pisarz angielski

John Fowles scrittore e saggista inglese

Phaouls, Tzōn 1926-2005

Phōouls, Tzōn, 1926-2005

Phōuls, Tzōn 1926-2005

Джон Фаулз

Фаулз Д. 1926-2005

Фаулз Джон

Фаулз, Джон 1926-2005

Фаулз, Джон Роберт английский писатель, романист и эссеист

ג'ון פאולס

פאולס, ג'ון 1926-2005

פולס, ג'ון

جان فاولز نویسنده بریتانیایی

جون فاولز

جون فاولز، 1926-

جون فاولز، 1926-2005

فاولز، جون

ჯონ ფაულზი

존 파울즈

파울, 죤 1926-2005

파울즈, 존 1926-2005


ファウルズ, ジョン


The magus : a revised versionDaniel MartinThe collectorA maggotThe ebony towerMantissaWormholes : essays and occasional writingsOurika : an English translation