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John Fowles: The Collector by Books LLC

Published May 31st 2010
ISBN : 9781156190227
Paperback
38 pages
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This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: The Collector, a Maggot, the Magus, the French Lieutenants Woman,MoreThis is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: The Collector, a Maggot, the Magus, the French Lieutenants Woman, Daniel Martin, the Ebony Tower. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: The Collector is the title of a 1963 novel by John Fowles. It was made into a movie in 1965. The novel is about a lonely young man, Frederick Clegg, who works as a clerk in a city hall, and collects butterflies in his spare time. The first part of the novel tells the story from his point of view. Clegg is obsessed with Miranda Grey, a middle-class art student at the Slade School of Fine Art. He admires her from a distance, but is unable to make any contact with her because of his nonexistent social skills. One day, he wins a large prize in the British football pools. This makes it possible for him to stop working and buy an isolated house in the countryside. He feels lonely, however, and wants to be with Miranda. Unable to make any normal contact, Clegg decides to add her to his collection of pretty, petrified objects, in hopes that if he keeps her captive long enough, she will grow to love him. After careful preparations, he kidnaps Miranda using chloroform and locks her up in the cellar of his house. He is convinced that Miranda will start to love him after some time. However, when she wakes up, she confronts him with his actions. Clegg is embarrassed, and promises to let her go after a month. He promises to show her every respect, pledging not to sexually molest her and to shower her with gifts and the comforts of home, on one condition: she cant leave the cellar. Clegg rationalizes every step of his plan in cold, emotionless language- he seems truly incapable of relating to other human beings and sharing real intimacy with them. He takes great pains to appear normal, however, an...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=21430