Fowles' magnum opus further bolsters his reputation for innovative, passionately imagined storytelling
John Fowles won international recognition with The Collector, his first published title, in 1963. He was immediately acclaimed as an outstandingly innovative writer of exceptional imaginative power. This reputation was confirmed with the appearance of his subsequent works including The Aristos, The Magus, The French Lieutenant's Woman, The Ebony Tower, Daniel Martin, Mantissa and A Maggot. John Fowles died in 2005.
A work of imaginative energy and passionate honesty * The Times
An instant masterpiece-It is a tour de force of stamina and subtlety * Daily Telegraph *
A descriptive writer of great power * Independent *
I find it disastrous to read any of John Fowles' books - once I pick one up, I cannot put it down so everything else gets ignored! -- Judi Dench * Daily Express *