Definition of John Fowles from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


John Fowles

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(1926-2005) an English writer who wrote successful novels in a wide range of styles, four of which were made into films, including The Collector (1963), a psychological crime novel, and The Magus (1966), a complicated and mysterious story about a young man on a Greek island. Fowles's best-known work is probably The French Lieutenant's Woman (1969) and a film based on the book, with a screenplay by Harold Pinter, appeared in 1981.