“WE ALL WANT THINGS WE CAN'T HAVE. BEING A DECENT HUMAN BEING IS ACCEPTING THAT”: First Edition of John Fowles' The Collector; Signed by Him

  • The Collector.

The Collector.


Item Number: 16034

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1963.

First edition of Fowles’ debut novel. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with some light rubbing. Signed by John Fowles on the title page. Dust jacket design by Tom Adams.

Hailed as the first modern psychological thriller, The Collector is the internationally bestselling novel that catapulted John Fowles into the front rank of contemporary novelists. This tale of obsessive love--the story of a lonely clerk who collects butterflies and of the beautiful young art student who is his ultimate quarry--remains unparalleled in its power to startle and mesmerize. It was adapted as a feature film of the same name in 1965.

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