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The Aristos

(1964)
A Self-Portrait in Ideas
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Two years after "The Collector" had brought him international recognition and a year before he published "The Magus", John Fowles set out his ideas on life in "The Aristos". The chief inspiration behind them was the fifth century BC philosopher Heraclitus. In the world he saw in constant and chaotic flux the supreme good was Aristos. Fowles argued that he was trying to define an ideal of human freedom in an unfree world. He called a materialistic and over-conforming culture to reckoning with his views on a myriad of subjects - pleasure and pain, beauty and ugliness, Christianity, humanism, existentialism and socialism.

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September 1970 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Aristos: A Self-Portrait in Ideas
Author(s): John Fowles
ISBN: 0-316-29094-7 / 978-0-316-29094-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
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January 1964 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Aristos
Author(s): John Fowles
ISBN: 0-224-01784-5 / 978-0-224-01784-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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Paperback Editions

September 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Aristos
Author(s): John Fowles
ISBN: 0-09-975531-9 / 978-0-09-975531-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
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March 1993 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Aristos
Author(s): John Fowles
ISBN: 0-330-32293-1 / 978-0-330-32293-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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August 1981 : UK Paperback

Title: The Aristos
Author(s): John Fowles
ISBN: 0-586-05377-8 / 978-0-586-05377-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Triad Grafton Books
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October 1975 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Aristos (Plume)
Author(s): John Fowles
ISBN: 0-452-25354-3 / 978-0-452-25354-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Plume
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October 1975 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Aristos
Author(s): John Fowles
ISBN: 0-452-25113-3 / 978-0-452-25113-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Plume
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October 1975 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Aristos (Plume)
Author(s): John Fowles
ISBN: 0-452-26044-2 / 978-0-452-26044-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Plume
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May 1970 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Aristos
Author(s): John Fowles
ISBN: 0-451-04280-8 / 978-0-451-04280-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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January 1968 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Aristos
Author(s): John Fowles
ISBN: 0-330-02033-1 / 978-0-330-02033-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Kindle Editions

November 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Aristos
Author(s): John Fowles
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK