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John Fowles
Margaret Reynolds
0099460882
Mar 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
An essential guide to the works of John Fowles: The French Lieutenant’s Woman, The Magus, A Maggot, with an exclusive author interview.

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An essential guide to the works of John Fowles: The French Lieutenant?s Woman, The Magus, A Maggot, with an exclusive author interview.


Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code
Eoin Colfer
0641650493

Hardcover
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John Fowles
James R. Aubrey
031326399X
Nov 1991
Hardcover
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Review
“Aubrey (Metropolitan State College, Denver) presents a highly readable summary of John Fowles's life, discussions of both his nonfiction and fiction, and a brief dialogue on critical approaches to the fiction. Although references are cited from 1960 through 1991, most cites are to works from the 1980s. This emphasis updates Barry N. and Toni A. Olshen's similar work, John Fowles:A Reference Guide (1980). Chapter 3, on Fowles's fiction, is especially useful for undergraduates because it includes discussions of each work's composition, summary of the plot, interpretation and reception of the work, and cites to film or stage adaptations. Also included in the volume are a notes section with explanations of foreign phrases and British usage, an appendix with descriptions of Fowles's major fictional characters, and an extensive...


Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code
Eoin Colfer
0786814934
May 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
In this third installment to Eoin Colfer's funny, fast-paced, fairy-filled adventure series, boy genius and arch criminal Artemis Fowl once again can't resist plotting the perfect crime--and, once again, he can't keep from stirring up so much trouble that the fate of the entire fairy world teeters in the balance.

The once hard-boiled Artemis has softened a bit between his bestselling debut and the seat-of-your-pants Arctic Incident, and that trend continues in The Eternity Code: He's still plotting for a billion-dollar-plus payoff for the Fowl family, but now his enemies are human (chiefly Jon Spiro, a ruthless businessman Artemis tries to blackmail using stolen fairy technology) and he has to turn to his old adversary-turned-friend Captain Holly Short and cutpurse dwarf Mulch Diggums for help. The dialogue and action...



The Ebony Tower
John Fowles
0316287458
June 1999
Hardcover
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From AudioFile
This collection of five short novels and one essay is characteristic of Fowles's intense, painterly vision of the natural world and the world of human relations. The stories are inviting: a painter living in seclusion with two young female attendants, a successful writer whose latest manuscript is destroyed, a medieval love story, a man who disappears and a family picnic in France on a sunny Sunday. Jonathan Oliver reads with meticulous care for phrase and punctuation, inviting attention to Fowles's image-laden descriptions, spare but enigmatic plots and mysterious revelations of character. Oliver makes the often jarring transition between novels gracefully. He captures Fowles's ironic tone but doesn't overplay it and is as much at home playing a young burglar as a lecherous film producer. L.R.S. (c)AudioFile, Portland,...


The Collector
John Fowles
0316290238
Aug 1997
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Fowles launched his career with The Collector, which was welcomed with great critical enthusiasm, including that of LJ's reviewer, who found it "a distinguished first novel" (LJ 8/63). Mantissa, on the other hand, was a departure from the author's more popular material and received only a marginal response (LJ 9/1/82).Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From AudioFile
In this chilling archetypal tale of good and evil, a beautiful, idealistic young woman studying art in London is kidnapped by a startlingly ordinary young man who wants only to keep her--like the butterflies he has collected before her. James Wilby is superb as the collector, by turns angry, indignant, whining, and threatening, and the terrified, but defiant, prisoner waging war against her captor...


Mantissa
John Fowles
0316290270
Aug 1997
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Fowles launched his career with The Collector, which was welcomed with great critical enthusiasm, including that of LJ's reviewer, who found it "a distinguished first novel" (LJ 8/63). Mantissa, on the other hand, was a departure from the author's more popular material and received only a marginal response (LJ 9/1/82).Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
In Mantissa (1982), a novelist awakes in the hospital with amnesia -- and comes to believe that a beautiful female doctor is, in fact, his muse.


The Golem's Eye
Jonathan Stroud
0786818603
September 2004
Hardcover
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Book Review
Due to the success of his first campaign involving the Amulet of Samarkand, Nathaniel, now fourteen, has been appointed the youngest representative ever to the Office of Internal Affairs, and has been devising traps to capture members of the Resistance--a secretive group of commoners who are determined to undermine the ruling class of magicians. When a magic-sapping Golem’s surprise first attack is labeled an act of Resistance terrorism, Nathaniel reluctantly summons Bartimaeus for help. Meanwhile, a zealous young member of the Resistance, Kitty Jones, is planning to rob the sacred tomb of the great magician Gladstone, and turn the power of his buried magical instruments against the spell makers. The towering clay Golem and its shadowy master unites the destinies of Nathaniel, Bartimaeus, and Kitty together in one...


Daniel Martin
John Fowles
0316290394
Aug 1997
Paperback
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Maggot
John Fowles
0316290491
July 1998
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The French Lieutenant's Woman
John Fowles
0316291161
Sept 1998
Paperback
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From AudioFile
In this contemporary, Victorian-style novel Charles Smithson, a nineteenth-century gentleman with glimmerings of twentieth-century perceptions, falls in love with enigmatic Sarah Woodruff, who has been jilted by a French lover. Paul Shelley's subtle presentation does full justice to Fowles' artful, mysterious tale, whether he's reading an exposition on Darwinian theory or narration of romantic assignations and broken promises. Never once does he lose the listener as the author moves between the past and present, commenting on Victorian customs, politics and morays. And never once does he give away the novel's surprise ending. Enthusiastically recommended. R.B.F. An AUDIOFILE Earphones Award winner (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

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Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code
Eoin Colfer
1400085969
April 2004
Compact Disc
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Book Review
In this third installment to Eoin Colfer's funny, fast-paced, fairy-filled adventure series, boy genius and arch criminal Artemis Fowl once again can't resist plotting the perfect crime--and, once again, he can't keep from stirring up so much trouble that the fate of the entire fairy world teeters in the balance.

The once hard-boiled Artemis has softened a bit between his bestselling debut and the seat-of-your-pants Arctic Incident, and that trend continues in The Eternity Code: He's still plotting for a billion-dollar-plus payoff for the Fowl family, but now his enemies are human (chiefly Jon Spiro, a ruthless businessman Artemis tries to blackmail using stolen fairy technology) and he has to turn to his old adversary-turned-friend Captain Holly Short and cutpurse dwarf Mulch Diggums for help. The dialogue and action...



Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code
Eoin Colfer
0786856289
May 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
After being held prisoner for years, Artemis Fowl's father has finally come home. He is a new man-an honest man, much to Artemis's horror. He makes his son promise to give up his life of crime, and Artemis has to go along with it. But not until he has completed one last scheme. Artemis has constructed a super-computer from stolen fairy technology. Called the "C Cube," it will render all existing human technology obsolete. He arranges a meeting with a powerful Chicago businessman, Jon Spiro, to broker a deal for the C Cube. But Spiro springs a trap-he steals the C Cube and mortally injures Butler. Artemis knows his only hope of saving his loyal bodyguard is to employ fairy magic; so once again he must contact his old rival, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon fairy police. It is going to take a miracle to save Butler,...


The Magus
John Fowles
0316296198
Jan 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
At the novels center is Nicholas Urfe, a young Englishman who accepts a teaching position on a remote Greek island. There he befriends a local millionaire, but the friendship soon evolves into a deadly game and Nicholas finds that he must fight not only for his sanity but for his very survival.

The publisher, Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc.
"A man trapped in a millionare's deadly game of political and sexual betrayal.

Filled with shocks and chilling surprises, The Magus is a masterwork of contemporary literature. In it, a young Englishman, Nicholas Urfe, accepts a teaching position on a Greek island where his friendship with the owner of the islands most magnificent estate leads him into a nightmare. As reality and fantasy are deliberately confused...



Truth and Consequences
Alison Lurie
0670034398
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Lurie's various academic romances, set against the backdrop of a thinly veiled Cornell University, point in a straight line to tragicomic double-think relationship writers like Lorrie Moore. This latest foray begins promisingly: Jane MacKenzie fails to recognize her own husband, Alan, as he approaches their house from a distance, so bent and changed is he by his aching back. He's an architecture professor (expert on Victoriana); she's a university administrator. When visiting poet Delia Delaney takes up residence, it's Jane who has to attend to her diva-like demands, while simultaneously trying to cope with an incapacitated Alan. Once he's up and around, though, sexy and selfish Delia toys with, then seduces him. The affair gives Alan a midlife lift, and, on discovery, gives Jane a reason to leave him, perhaps...


The Magus
John Fowles
0440351626
Apr 1985
Paperback
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Book Description
A man trapped in a millionare's deadly game of political and sexual betrayal.

Filled with shocks and chilling surprises, The Magus is a masterwork of contemporary literature. In it, a young Englishman, Nicholas Urfe, accepts a teaching position on a Greek island where his friendship with the owner of the islands most magnificent estate leads him into a nightmare. As reality and fantasy are deliberately confused by staged deaths, erotic encounters, and terrifying violence, Urfe becomes a desperate man fighting for his sanity and his life. A work rich with symbols, conundrums and labrinthine twists of event, The Magus is as thought-provoking as it is entertaining, a work that ranks with the best novels of modern times.

The publisher, Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing...

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