Erotic and terrifying, The Collector, John Fowles' first novel and an immediate best seller, remains a chilling tale of a beautiful girl's abduction by a psychopath. The lovely Miranda's struggle to free herself from a specially designed cellar prison and Fred Clegg's obsession to possess... read more
Frederick Clegg, a young man who may or may not have some kind of persoality or social anxiety disorder, has become obsessed with Miranda, the young woman whose family lives across the street from his office. When he wins the lottery, he quits his job, buys a house in an isolated area,... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Frederick Clegg, a young man who may or may not have some kind of persoality or social anxiety disorder, has become obsessed with Miranda, the young woman whose family lives across the street from his office. When he wins the lottery, he quits his job, buys a house in an isolated area, constructs a hidden room in his basement, and kidnaps her. He doesn't want to hurt her or rape her, he just wants to have her with him. As Frederick is an avid collector of butterflies, Miranda becomes very much like one of the butterflies he traps in jars before killing and mounting them.
“"When you draw something it lives and when you photograph it it dies"”Miranda Grey
“"It's despair at the lack of feeling, of love, of reason in the world. It's despair that anyone can even contemplate the idea of dropping a bomb or ordering that it should be dropped. It's despair that so few of us care. It's despair that there's so much brutality and callousness in the world. It's despair that perfectly normal young men can be made vicious and evil because they've won a lot of money. And then do what you've done to me."”Miranda Grey
“perhaps God has created the world, and the fundamental laws of matter and evolution. But he can't care about the individuals. He's planned it so some individuals are happy, some sad, some lucky, some not.”Miranda Grey
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