What are the best books by John Fowles?

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    Islands is an essay about the environment written by John Fowles and Fay Godwin. Islands was published in 1978 by Random House.


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    Alexander Evans
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "John Fowles is pretty good, he's not Ansel in my opinion but this book has a lot of what John was good at. "
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    #2The Tree

    The Tree

    The Tree is a nonfiction autobiography written by John Fowles and illustrated by Frank Horvat. The Tree was published on April 1, 1979 by Little, Brown and Company. 


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    Cristina Zamudio
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "The Tree is one of John Fowles best books. It's basically a long essay that is beautifully written. There are some difficult parts in terms of readability, but overall, if you take your time, you'll find it to be well written. Fowles has a wonderful command of language and takes you deep into the plot. It's a moving book, with wonderful photographs to accompany it."
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    Aristos is a nonfiction philosophy book written by John Fowles and translated by Miguel Martinez-Lage. Originally published on January 1, 1964, this edition was published in 2004 by El Aleph.


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    Laura Tucker
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "I recently tried to get through this book and had to put it down. It's just way too dense and abstract for me. I can see why so many people think it's important, but I much prefer modern philosophy books. I think some of the author's other books are a little easier to get into. "
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    Poems is a collection of poems written by John Fowles. Poems was originally published in 1973 but it was reprinted by Ecco Press on May 1, 2000. This edition also contains a foreword by the author himself.


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    Katherine Gonzalez
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "This book of poems is one of John Fowles collections. I went looking for it when I was searching for the very best of John Fowles. The poems are beautifully done, very creative. "
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    Mantissa is a classic novel written by John Fowles. Mantissa was originally published in 1982 but was reprinted on August 4, 1997 by Back Bay Books. It follows a novelist who suffers from amnesia.


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    Joyce Roberts
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "Not the best book by this author and it is a bit of a let down. It's also very short."
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    #6The Ebony Tower

    The Ebony Tower

    The Ebony Tower is a collection of short stories and novellas written by John Fowles. It was originally published in 1974 and reprinted on April 3, 1997 by Vintage Classics.


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    Gregorio Garduño
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "The Ebony Tower is a series of short stories that have been popular for quite some time. Some of the stories are better than others, but there are some gems."
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    #7The Collector

    The Collector
    The Collector is a thriller novel written by John Fowles. The Collector was originally published in 1963 but was reprinted on October 21, 1998 by Vintage. The book is about Frederick and his obsession with Miranda.

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    Zachary Reyes
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Some say this is one of the first modern psychological thriller, and if you are a fan of John Fowles, you surely will like this book. He has been called of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945. This is his first book and will give you hours of enjoyment."
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    #8The Magus

    The Magus

    The Magus is a fantasy novel with mystery elements written by John Fowles. The Magus was published on January 4, 2001 by Back Bay Books. The book is about Nicholas Urfe and his friendship with a rich recluse.


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    Jeffrey Chapman
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "The Magus is a popular book by John Fowles, is a fantasy novel with many mystery elements incldued in it. The book is about a friendship in a rich recluse. Great book if you are looking for John Fowles material."
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    #9The French Lieutenant's Woman

    The French Lieutenant's Woman

    The French Lieutenant's Woman is a historical romance book written by John Fowles. The French Lieutenant's Woman was originally published in 1969 but was reprinted in 2009 by Vintage Classics.


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    Gary Diaz
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "The French Lieutenant's Woman is one of John Fowles best books, period. Most critics regard this effort as the essential work by him, and I tend to agree. The story is amazingly tight and the chracters feel like real people"
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    #10A Maggot

    A Maggot is a historical mystery novel written by John Fowles. A Maggot was originally published in 1985 but was reprinted on Back Bay Books on July 14, 1998. It follows a group of people who will face a dark and mysterious journey.


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    Martha Hayes
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "Pretty typical for John Fowles. If you are a fan, you will recognize his voice in this tale. I think he has better novels though. This one seems like he never quite finished the plot in his head much less on paper. "


Best What are the best books by John Fowles
1IslandsBooks 14 Paid
2The TreeBooks 12 Paid
3AristosBooks 11 Paid
4PoemsBooks 9 Paid
5MantissaBooks 8 Paid
6The Ebony TowerBooks 7 Paid
7The CollectorBooks 5 Paid
8The MagusBooks 3 Paid
9The French Lieutenant's WomanBooks 3 Paid
10A MaggotBooks 1 Paid

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