The Journals Volume 1

The Journals Volume 1

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In 1963 John Fowles won international recognition with his first published novel The Collector. But his roots as a serious writer can be traced back long before to the journal he began as a student at Oxford in the late 1940s and continued to keep faithfully over the next half century. Written with an unsparing honesty and forthrightness, it reveals the inner thoughts and creative development of one of the twentieth century's most innovative and important novelists.

This first-hand account of the road to fame and fortune holds the reader's attention with all the narrative power of the novels, but also offers an invaluable insight into the intimate relationship between Fowles's own life and his fiction.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 704 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 31mm | 479g
  • Vintage Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 32
  • 0099443422
  • 9780099443421
  • 127,735

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This journal is fascinating, full of stimulating thoughts about aesthetics, national identity and the changing function of literature in post-war Europe
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His intellectual perseverance and artistic integrity... remain impressive to the end * Observer * He is sharp when speaking about his own fiction, and the section dealing with The Collector will no doubt be required reading for all students of Fowles * Scotland on Sunday * This journal is fascinating, full of stimulating thoughts about aesthetics, national identity and the changing function of literature in post-war Europe * Daily Telegraph * Fans of The Magus and The French Lieutenant's Woman are in for a treat * Time Out * Fowles is an artist of great imaginative power * Sunday Times *
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About John Fowles

John Fowles was born in England in 1926 and educated at Bedford School and Oxford University. John Fowles won international recognition with his first published title, The Collector (1963). He was immediately acclaimed as an outstandingly innovative writer of exceptional imaginative power and this reputation was confirmed with the appearance of his subsequent works. John Fowles died in 2005.
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