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Fowles, John 1926-2005

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

420 editions published between 1969 and 2018 in 22 languages and held by 6,250 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 )

361 editions published between 1960 and 2017 in 20 languages and held by 4,931 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 )

241 editions published between 1963 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 3,628 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 )

143 editions published between 1977 and 2020 in 14 languages and held by 3,051 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 ebony tower by John Fowles( Book )

146 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 2,807 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
A maggot by John Fowles( Book )

108 editions published between 1985 and 2020 in 15 languages and held by 2,723 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
Mantissa by John Fowles( Book )

117 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 1,973 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 )

31 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and Turkish and held by 1,100 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 )

17 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and German and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history and meaning of Stonehenge with photographs of the ancient monument as it is today
Selected poems by John Fowles( )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This selection opens with three major sequences dating from the early part of his career, two of which draw on his time living in Greece, while the third is closely related to his first novel 'The Collector'
Ourika : an English translation by Claire de Durfort Duras( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centers around the true story of a woman who was purchased as a slave as a child by the colonial administrator of Senegal. She was given as a gift to the rich de Beauvau family and raised as a daughter. The story follows her struggles to fit into French society
Shipwreck by J Fowles( Book )

16 editions published between 1974 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Hardy's England by Jo Draper( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 551 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 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land by Fay Godwin( Book )

11 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fotografier af landskaber i Storbritannien
Midaq Alley by Naguib Mahfuz( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 409 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
Jeremy Irons reads The French lieutenant's woman by John Fowles( Recording )

46 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 360 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 )

107 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals the reactions of an independent mind to different life situations
A short history of Lyme Regis by John Fowles( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1991 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of Ebenezer Le Page by G. B Edwards( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ebenezer Le Page, cantankerous, opinionated, and charming, is one of the most compelling literary creations of the late twentieth century. Eighty years old, Ebenezer has lived his whole life on the Channel Island of Guernsey, a stony speck of a place caught between the coasts of England and France yet a world apart from either. Ebenezer himself is fiercely independent, but as he reaches the end of his life he is determined to tell his own story and the stories of those he has known. He writes of family secrets and feuds, unforgettable friendships and friendships betrayed, love glimpsed and lost. The Book of Ebenezer Le Page is a beautifully detailed chronicle of a life, but it is equally an oblique reckoning with the traumas of the twentieth century, as Ebenezer recalls both the men lost to the Great War and the German Occupation of Guernsey during World War II, and looks with despair at the encroachments of commerce and tourism on his beloved island. G.B. Edwards labored in obscurity all his life and completed The Book of Ebenezer Le Page shortly before his death. Published posthumously, the book is a triumph of the storyteller's art that conjures up the extraordinary voice of a living man
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The French lieutenant's woman
The magus : a revised versionThe collectorDaniel MartinThe ebony towerA maggotMantissaWormholes : essays and occasional writingsOurika : an English translation
Alternative Names
Con Faulz

Džons Faulzs

Fauls, Džon

Fauls, Džon, 1926-2005

Faulz, Dzhon 1926-2005

Faulz, Džon 1926-2005

Faulzas Dž.

Faulzas Džonas

Faulzs, Dž. (Džons), 1926-2005

Faulzs, Džons 1926-2005

Fāwlz, Ǧūn 1926-2005

Fowles J.

Fowles J. 1926-2005

Fowles John

Fowles, John, 1926-

Fowles, John Robert

Fowles, John Robert 1926-2005

Fowlesas Johnas

John Fowles britischer Romanautor

John Fowles British writer

John Fowles britisk skribent

John Fowles Brits schrijver

John Fowles britský spisovatel

John Fowles brittisk författare

John Fowles écrivain britannique

John Fowles Engelse skrywer

John Fowles escriptor britànic

John Fowles escritor británico

John Fowles pisarz angielski

John Fowles scriitor britanic

John Fowles scrittore e saggista inglese

John Fowles shkrimtar britanik

John Fowles Suurbritannia kirjanik

Phaouls, Tzōn 1926-2005

Phōouls, Tzōn 1926-2005

Phōuls, Tzōn 1926-2005

Τζων Φώουλς

Джон Фаулз

Джон Фаулз английски писател

Фаулз Д.

Фаулз Д. 1926-2005

Фаулз, Дж. (Джон), 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

ファウルズ, ジョン 1926-2005

福尓斯, 约翰