John Fowles (1926-2005) has the distinction of being both a best-selling novelist and one whose work has earned the respect of academic critics. This vibrant collection of original essays sheds new critical light on all of Fowles's writings, with a special focus on The French Lieutenant's Woman as the most widely studied of his works. The stellar cast of contributors offers an outstanding range of expertise on Fowles, providing fresh reassessments and new perspectives on his fiction and non-fiction.
James Acheson was formerly Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. His previous publications include a volume on John Fowles in the Palgrave Modern Novelists series.
Series Editor's Preface Notes on Contributors Acknowledgements Introduction; J.Acheson 1. The Aristos and Wormholes: John Fowles's Theory of Being and Art; S.Onega 2. John Fowles and Creative Nonfiction; J.R.Aubrey 3. John Fowles and the Writing Process; D.Bedggood 4. Gothic and Neo-Gothic in Fowles's The Collector; D.Punter 5. The Silence of Spent Voices: Narrative and Image in The Magus; K.Tarbox 6. The French Lieutenant's Woman as Historical Fiction; B.Finney 7. John Fowles, Accidental Feminist: The French Lieutenant's Woman in 1969; E.Warburton 8. The French Lieutenant's Woman on Film; B.Allen 9. The Ebony Tower and the Search for Meaning; D.Vipond 10. Daniel Martin and the 'Ill-concealed Ghost'; L.Fletcher 11. Late Style: A Maggot and the Mystery of Being in History; B.Woodcock 12. Fowles and Postmodernism: The French Lieutenant's Woman, Mantissa and A Maggot; B.McHale Further Reading Index
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