1963 The Collector
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First Edition, Publishers' Original Binding, Signed, With Dustwrapper
The first edition, first impression, with no subsequent printings listed.
Signed to a loosely inserted slip of paper.
In the original publisher's unclipped dust wrapper.
'The Collector' is an unsettling novel, following a psychotic young man who wins the lottery and uses the money to buy an isolated house. He becomes increasingly obsessed with an art student, Miranda Grey, eventually kidnapping her and keeping her locked in his cellar.
Only two years after this publication, the novel was adapted into an Academy Award nominated film.
The success of this novel allowed John Fowles to quit his teaching career to focus full-time on his writing.
In the original publisher's cloth binding, in the original unclipped dust wrapper. Externally, fine. Dust wrapper is very lightly edge worn with a few minor marks. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean.
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