William Palmer

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

The Journals: Volume One


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JOHN FOWLES IS now a famous and sometimes controversial novelist; this first volume of his journals deals with his years of decided unsuccess until, already in his late thirties, he published his first novel, The Collector. The temptation is to turn straight away to the details of success, but it should be resisted. This large and sometimes difficult book holds great rewards for those who persevere.

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