Item #458 The Collector. John Fowles.

The Collector

London: Cape, 1963. First Edition. Hardcover. 1st edition. Signed, in ink, by Fowles. His first published book (The Magus was written first, but fearing that such a strenuous effort would be ignored as an author’s first book, he wrote The Collector to establish himself). Fine, the usual binding in brick colored, cloth–like paper, the top edge stained to match, in near fine 1st state dustjacket. Fine / near fine. Item #458

The Collector is a paradigmatic exemplar of the mid 20th century novel, rooted in the mind of a lonely sociopath who, compulsively desperate for companionship, stalks a woman, then kidnaps her. Now it’s 2020 and stalking is just called following.

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