The French Lieutenant's Woman
As part of Back Bay's ongoing effort to make the works of John Fowles available in uniform trade paperback editions, two major works in the Fowles canon are reissued to coincide with the publication of Wormholes, the author's long-awaited new collection of essays and occasional writings.
Perhaps the most beloved of Fowles's internationally bestselling works, The French Lieu...more
Charles Smithson’s privileged aris ...more
Oh, so it was the basis for some award winning movie with Meryl Streep back in the ‘80s? Then it’s got to be some boring-ass lame period piece with all kinds of proper English folk walking around w ...more
Now you might wonder what it i ...more
Sarah Woodruff ...more
What I adore about Fowles is that he wrote these novels that seem like mere novels on the outside, but on the inside they are filled with art and beauty and some incredible genius. At first I thought this one would be straightforward in comparison to the first two books (The Collector and The Magus), and initially I had some trouble getting into the ...more
They will either be a hodgepodge of John Fowles quotes that I find tremendously thought provoking and profound, a tour date of the freaky head-trips his books have put me on, or quite simply I (Heart) John Fowles.
I don't like this book nearly as much as the other two I've already read this year The Magus or The Collector, and I still think it's better than most everything else out there.
Part of this stems from the fact that I, like Fowles, am a Literary nerd ...more
Il romanziere resta sempre un dio, dal momento che crea (neanche il più aleatorio dei moderni romanzi d’avanguardia è riuscito a sopprimere completamente il suo autore); ciò che è cambiato è che non siamo più gli déi dell’immagine vittoriana, onniscienti e sentenziosi; ma déi secondo una nuova immagine teologica, e il nostro principio fondamentale è la libertà, non l’autorità.
Il titolo “La donna del tenente francese” ha sempre avuto su di me un forte potere evocativo legato al ricordo infanti ...more
Avete presente quando magari leggendo una rivista di enigmistica appunto , oppure da piccoli quando vi davano qualcuna di quelle schede operative , vi imbattete in quei giochini o attività (se avete parole diverse definite pure come vi pare) in cui bisogna colorare gli spazzi bianchi contrassegnati da puntini e scoprire quale figura ne verrà fuori , o magari collegare una successione di numeri , per ottenere sempre lo stesso risultato ... Be ...more
Not only the best book for me this year but definitely in my top 20 list of all time.
I devoured John Fowles narrative and the ...more
Neće vam se svidj ...more
“You do not even think of your own past as quite real; you dress it up, you gild it or blacken it, censor it, tinker with it…fictionalize it, in a word, and put it away on a shelf—your book, your romanced autobiography. We are all in the flight from the real reality.”
This novel is so hard for me to rate. Here is the thing, on a literary level this is easily a 5 star book. John Fowles' writing style is incredible; lucid and honest. He destroyed the boundaries of fiction writing with this book. H ...more
There are such landscapes here:
“From the air it is not very striking; one notes merely that whereas elsehwere on the coast the fields run to the cliff e ...more
This book was superb. Fowles draws the reader into the story immedi ...more
It's written very well, John Fowles captures the Victorian-ness very well and the characters are excellent. The style in which the book is written is really interesting as John Fowles includes his own presence as the writer in the design of the story. This makes the book an interesting read but it also makes it feel like an exercise, which I suppose it is, but the ...more
Um... the pro ...more
Fowles attended Bedford School, a large boarding school designed to prepare boys ...more