London: Jonathan Cape, 1963. First Edition. Hardcover. 1st edition, terracotta cloth, top edge stained to match but faded, else near fine in 1st state dustjacket with tiny nicks and tears else near fine. Signed by Fowles. Near fine / Near fine. Item #26
This book is an exemplar of the post–modern novel in all its originality, rooted in the mind of a sociopath who, desperate for companionship, stalks a woman, then kidnaps and imprisons her. Now it’s 2016, and this class of crime no longer need exist, at least in the U. S., as there are now 5.2 million more American women than men, a fact raised here in case you guys who aren’t getting laid, don’t feel bad enough already.