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Palgrave Macmillan

John Fowles

ISBN 9780230348059
Publication Date October 2013
Formats Hardcover Ebook (PDF) Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series New Casebooks

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

James R. Aubrey, Metropolitan State University of Denver in Colarado, USA

Brenda Allen, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Daniel Bedggood, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

Brian Finney, California State University, Long Beach, USA

Lisa Fletcher, University of Tasmania, Australia

Brian McHale, Ohio State University, USA

Susana Onega, University of Zaragoza, Spain

David Punter, University of Bristol, UK

Dianne Vipond, California State University, Long Beach, USA

Katherine Tarbox, Independent Scholar, Maine, USA

Eileen Warburton, Writer and Editor, Newport, USA

Bruce Woodcock, University of Hull, UK

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"An intriguing exploration into the mind and work of an important twentieth-century author." - Richard Kane, Penn State University, USA
"This collection of essays covers an impressive range of Fowles's texts and represents a significant addition to Fowles studies." - William Stephenson, University of Chester, UK
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