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The Journals: Volume 2

(2006)
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The first volume of John Fowles's Journals ended with him achieving international literary renown after the publication of The Collector and The Magus, and leaving London behind to live in a remote house near Lyme Regis. This final volume charts the rewards and struggles of his continuing literary career, but at the same time reveals the often reluctant celebrity behind the outward success.

Enjoying a reputation as one of the world's leading novelists, Fowles wins enormous wealth, kudos and attention, has the satisfaction of seeing The French Lieutenant's Woman turned into a highly acclaimed Hollywood film, but none the less comes to regard his fame with deep ambivalence.

It cannot repair the growing strains between himself and his wife Elizabeth, who does not share his taste for rural isolation, nor can it cure the disenchantment he feels for an increasingly materialist society.

This concluding volume of the Journals marks a writer's continuing quest for wisdom and self-understanding.



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Hardback Editions

October 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Journals: Volume II: 1966-1990
Author(s): John Fowles
ISBN: 1-4000-4433-2 / 978-1-4000-4433-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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January 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: John Fowles: The Journals, Vol. 2
Author(s): John Fowles
ISBN: 0-224-06912-8 / 978-0-224-06912-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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Paperback Editions

January 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Journals: Volume 2: 1966-1990
Author(s): John Fowles, Charles Drazin
ISBN: 0-8101-2515-3 / 978-0-8101-2515-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
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Kindle Editions

November 2010 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Journals: Volume 2
Author(s): John Fowles, Charles Drazin
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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December 2007 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Journals: Volume II: 1966-1990 (Journals (Alfred A. Knopf) Book 1)
Author(s): John Fowles, Charles Drazin
Publisher: Knopf
Availability: Amazon