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Daniel Martin

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Set internationally and spanning three decades, Daniel Martin is, among other things, an exploration of what it is to be English. Daniel is a screenwriter working in Hollywood, who finds himself dissatisfied with his career and with the person he has become. In a richly evoked narrative, Daniel travels home to reconcile with a dying friend, and also to visit his own forgotten past in an attempt to discover himself.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 704 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 38mm | 421.84g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • Vintage Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 009947834X
  • 9780099478348
  • 221,315

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"A work of imaginative energy and passionate honesty" * The Times * "An instant masterpiece-It is a tour de force of stamina and subtlety" * Daily Telegraph * "A descriptive writer of great power" * Independent * "I find it disastrous to read any of John Fowles' books - once I pick one up, I cannot put it down so everything else gets ignored!" -- Judi Dench * Daily Express *show more

About John Fowles

John Fowles won international recognition with The Collector, his first published title, in 1963. He was immediately acclaimed as an outstandingly innovative writer of exceptional imaginative power. This reputation was confirmed with the appearance of his subsequent works including The Aristos, The Magus, The French Lieutenant's Woman, The Ebony Tower, Daniel Martin, Mantissa and A Maggot. John Fowles died in 2005.show more

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'An instant masterpiece... It is a tour de force of stamina and subtlety' Daily Telegraph Set internationally and spanning three decades, Daniel Martin is, among other things, an exploration of what it is to be English. Daniel is a screenwriter working in Hollywood, who finds himself dissatisfied with his career and with himself. In a richly evoked narrative, Daniel travels home to reconcile with a dying friend, and also to visit his own forgotten past in an attempt to discover himself. See also: The Ebony Towershow more

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"A descriptive writer of great power"show more

Rating details

2,018 ratings
3.78 out of 5 stars
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4 37% (753)
3 27% (541)
2 8% (153)
1 2% (37)
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