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Hailed because the first smooth mental mystery, The Collector is the the world over bestselling novel that catapulted John Fowles into front rank of latest novelists. This story of obsessive love--the tale of a lonely clerk who collects butterflies and of the gorgeous younger artwork pupil who's his final quarry--remains unprecedented in its strength to startle and mesmerize.

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