JOHN FOWLES: THE JOURNALS
Volume 2

JOHN FOWLES
528pp ILLUS 2006 OUT OF PRINT B856

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Enjoying a reputation as one of the world's leading novelists, John Fowles (1926-2005) won enormous wealth, kudos and attention, but nonetheless regarded his fame with deep ambivalence. It could not repair the growing strains between himself and his wife, nor did it cure the disenchantment he felt for an increasingly materialist society. While the challenges of the passing years underline the vanity of worldly ambition, he found refuge and solace in his study of the animals, plants, birds and insects of the surrounding Dorset countryside. This concluding volume of The Journals contains an eloquent expression of this profound attachment to the natural world, but also marks a writer's continuing quest for wisdom and self-understanding. Unflinchingly honest, it provides an invaluable insight into the creative background of his novels, as well as the writer's inner life and preoccupations.