Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 480 pages, 3.25 × 2.17 × 0.52 in
Published: September 1, 1998
Publisher: Little, Brown And Company
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0316291161
ISBN - 13: 9780316291163
From the Publisher
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 Lieutenant''s Woman is a feat of seductive
storytelling that effectively invents anew the Victorian novel.
"Filled with enchanting mysteries and magically erotic
possibilities" (New York Times), the novel inspired the hugely
successful 1981 film starring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons and is
today universally regarded as a modern classic.
In A Maggot, originally published in 1985, Fowles reaches back to
the eighteenth century to offer readers a glimpse into the future.
Time magazine called the result "hypnotic....A remarkable
achievement. Part detective story, part crackling courtroom
drama....An immensely rich and readable novel".
About the Author
John Fowles (1926-2005) was educated at Oxford and subsequently
lectured in English at universities in Greece and the UK. The
success of his first novel, The Collector, published in
1963, allowed him to devote all his time to writing. His books
include the internationally acclaimed and bestselling novels
The Magus, The French Lieutenant''s Woman, and Daniel
Martin. Fowles spent the last decades of his life on the
southern coast of England in the small harbor town of Lyme Regis.
From Our Editors
Universally regarded as a contemporary classic, The
French Lieutenant's Woman is a feat of seductive
storytelling that effectively reinvents the Victorian novel. The
basis of the successful 1981 film starring Meryl Streep and Jeremy
Irons, this is a rich and powerful story by one of the preeminent
literary figures of our time.