A Maggot : Book by John Fowles

A Maggot

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ISBN: 9780099480419    Publisher: Random House Year of publishing: 1996     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 464        Language: English
A MAGGOT is not an historical novel in the normal sense. It began as a quirk or obsession (a 'maggot') in the archaic sense of the word) which found its setting in the second wave of Protestant Dissent...Read more
A MAGGOT is not an historical novel in the normal sense. It began as a quirk or obsession (a 'maggot') in the archaic sense of the word) which found its setting in the second wave of Protestant Dissent in England. It took shape as a mystery - a compelling investigation of unaccountable motives and deeds - which led through beguiling paths to a starling vision at its centre.
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About the author: John Fowles
John Fowles was born in 1926. His books include 'The Collector', 'The Aristos', 'The French Lieutenant's Woman', 'The Ebony Tower', 'Daniel Martin', 'Mantissa',... Read more
John Fowles was born in 1926. His books include 'The Collector', 'The Aristos', 'The French Lieutenant's Woman', 'The Ebony Tower', 'Daniel Martin', 'Mantissa', 'A Maggot' and 'Wormholes'. He died in November 2005.
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A remarkable and brilliant work of fiction...the imaginative power of the novel is astounding, the technical virtuosity and structural daring equally so" The Times "This altogether admirable novel...Read more
A remarkable and brilliant work of fiction...the imaginative power of the novel is astounding, the technical virtuosity and structural daring equally so" The Times "This altogether admirable novel serves, as all literature should, the forces of subversion. It is a worthy companion to The French Lieutenant's Woman, which does the same thing, but bolder in its experimentation and hence more notable as an artistic achievement" -- Anthony Burgess Observer "Compelling and passionate fiction... Fowles's darting imagination skims across the landscape of two and a half centuries" Times Literary Supplement "Brilliant and compelling...he deploys his usual seductive narrative gifts to great effect" Guardian
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