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The Collector

Fowles, John (Book - 1997 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Collector
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Hailed as the first modern psychological thriller, The Collector is the internationally bestselling novel that catapulted John Fowles into the front rank of contemporary novelists. This tale of obsessive love--the story of a lonely clerk who collects butterflies and of the beautiful young art student who is his ultimate quarry--remains unparalleled in its power to startle and mesmerize.
Authors: Fowles, John, 1926-2005
Title: The collector
Publisher: Boston : Back Bay Books, 1997, c1991
Edition: 1st Back Bay pbk. ed
Characteristics: 305 p. ; 21 cm
Notes: Originally published: Boston : Little, Brown and Co., 1963
ISBN: 0316290238
Branch Call Number: FICTION Fow
Statement of Responsibility: by John Fowles
Subject Headings: England Fiction Kidnapping Fiction
Topical Term: Kidnapping
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List - CRRL Book Match: Perfume by: CRRL_JohnGaines Feb 28, 2014

A butterfly collector wins a lottery and, thus, acquires a remote cottage where he imprisons a young woman.


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Oct 11, 2011
  • macierules rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Such an excellent psychological study...much creepier than Room by Emma Donoghue.

Jun 13, 2011
  • wiltonsugiyama rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

well written, readable. changes of POVs made for more compelling reading. hardly dates, tho written in 60s. recommend.

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