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Fowles, John 1926-2005

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

507 editions published between 1969 and 2017 in 22 languages and held by 6,550 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 )

276 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 4,805 WorldCat member 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 )

345 editions published between 1963 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 3,901 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 )

130 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 3,119 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
A maggot by John Fowles( Book )

122 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 2,871 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 )

155 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 2,851 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 )

110 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 1,961 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 )

26 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and Turkish and held by 1,131 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 )

15 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and German and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history and meaning of Stonehenge with photographs of the ancient monument as it is today
Ourika : an English translation by Claire de Durfort Duras( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 666 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
Shipwreck by John Fowles( Book )

17 editions published between 1974 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Hardy's England by Jo Draper( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member 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 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Midaq Alley by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 435 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 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

39 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 392 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.--
The aristos by John Fowles( Book )

97 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals the reactions of an independent mind to different life situations
The French lieutenant's woman by Karel Reisz( Visual )

70 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A parallel narrative of a Victorian-era gentleman and the social outcast he risks everything to love, and of the contemporary actors cast in those roles and immersed in their own forbidden affair
The tree by John Fowles( Book )

29 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and French and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Fowles (1926?2005) is widely regarded as one of the preeminent English novelists of the twentieth century?his books have sold millions of copies worldwide, been turned into beloved films, and been popularly voted among the 100 greatestnovels of the century. To a smaller yet no less passionate audience, Fowles is also known for having written The Tree, one of his few works of nonfiction. First published a generation ago, it is a provocative meditation on the connection between the natural world and human creativity, and a powerful argument against taming the wild. In it, Fowles recounts his own childhood in England and describes how he rebelled against his Edwardian father?s obsession with the "quantifiable yield" of well-pruned fruit trees and came to prize instead the messy, purposeless beauty of nature left to its wildest. The Tree is an inspiring, even life-changing book, like Lewis Hyde?s The Gift, one that reaffirms our connection to nature and reminds us of the pleasure of getting lost, the merits of having no plan, and the wisdom of following one?s nose wherever it may lead?in life as much as in art
Monumenta Britannica, or, A miscellany of British antiquities by John Aubrey( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The French lieutenant's woman
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Con Faulz

Džons Faulzs

Fauls, Džon

Faulz, Dzhon 1926-2005

Faulz, Džon 1926-2005

Faulzs, Džons 1926-2005

Fāwlz, Ǧūn 1926-2005

Fowles J.

Fowles J. 1926-2005

Fowles John

Fowles, John Robert

Fowles, John Robert 1926-2005

John Fowles britischer Romanautor

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Phaouls, Tzōn 1926-2005

Phōouls, Tzōn 1926-2005

Phōuls, Tzōn 1926-2005

Τζων Φώουλς

Джон Фаулз

Фаулз Д

Фаулз Д. 1926-2005

Фаулз Джон

Фаулз, Джон 1926-2005

Фаулз, Джон Роберт английский писатель, романист и эссеист

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ג'ון פאולס

ג'ון פאולס סופר בריטי

פאולס, ג'ון 1926-2005

פולס, ג'ון

جان فاولز نویسنده بریتانیایی

جون فاولز

جون فاولز، 1926-

جون فاولز، 1926-2005

جون فاولز كاتب بريطاني

فاولز، جون

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존 파울즈

파울, 죤 1926-2005

파울즈, 존 1926-2005


ファウルズ, ジョン

福尓斯, 约翰


The magus : a revised versionThe collectorDaniel MartinA maggotThe ebony towerMantissaWormholes : essays and occasional writingsOurika : an English translation