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Kidnapping The Real: John Fowles' The Collector

Length: 40 pages53 minutes


John Fowles’ 1963 novel, The Collector, evolve from three sources, two of which are well known: his attendance at a performance of Béla Bartók’s opera, Duke Bluebeard’s Castle and his own teenage captivity fantasies. The mystery of the third source can now be resolved, and its identity is detailed in this essay.

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