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Author: John Fowles
ISBN13: 978-0452270947
Title: A Maggot
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Language: English
Category: Literary
Publisher: Plume; 3rd Printing edition (December 1, 1993)
Pages: 144

A Maggot by John Fowles

A MAGGOT IS the larval stage of a winged creature; as is the written text, at least in the writer's hope. But an older though now obsolete sense of the word is that of whim or quirk. By extension it was sometimes used in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century of dance-tunes and airs that otherwise had no special title.

In this magnificent and compelling novel, bestselling author John Fowles has created a dazzlingly erotic tale of obsession and desire, madness and murder. Four men and one woman, all traveling under assumed names, are crossing the Devonshire countryside on their way toward a mysterious rendezvous in the spring of 1736.

In this magnificent and compelling novel, bestselling author John Fowles. In this magnificent and compelling novel, bestselling author John Fowles has created a dazzlingly erotic tale of obsession and desire, madness and murder. But nothing is as it seems. Before their violent and e In this magnificent and compelling novel, bestselling author John Fowles has created a dazzlingly erotic tale of obsession and desire, madness and murder.

A Maggot (1985) is a novel by British author John Fowles. It is Fowles' sixth major novel, following The Collector, The Magus, The French Lieutenant's Woman, Daniel Martin, and Mantissa. Its title, as the author explains in the prologue, is taken from the archaic sense of the word that means "whim", "quirk", "obsession", or even a snatch of music (see earworm).

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John Fowles was born in Essex, England, in 1926. He attended the University of Edinburgh for a short time, left to serve in the Royal Marines, and then returned to school at Oxford University, where he received a . Fowles taught English in France and Greece, as well as at St. Godric's College in London. Although the main theme in all Fowles's fiction is freedom, there are few other similarities in his books

About book: i tried reading this when i was 15, i think around the time it first came out. perhaps i was too ambitious, because the novel was too much for me, and i gave up. i suppose i just didn't get it. but i can be competitive - even with books, even with myself. Or was it the other way around? In the epilogue, John Fowles mentions how the story came to him as if by accident or coincidence. He came into possession, by chance, of a replica of a drawing: a portrait of a woman. The woman wasn't particularly beautiful, but her image, through someone else's perspective, drew him in and inspired him.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. A modern narrator supplements the views of a group of eighteenth-century travelers as they make an inquiry into the mysterious death by hanging of one traveler and the ed into thin air-of another.

A Maggot" (1985) is a novel by British author John Fowles. John Robert Fowles (March 31, 1926 – November 5, 2005) was an English novelist and essayist. Against the counsel of his publisher, Fowles insisted that his second book published be "The Aristos", a non-fiction collection of philosophy. Afterward, he set about collating all the drafts he had written of what would become his most studied work, "The Magus" (1965), based in part on his experiences in Greece.

A modern narrator supplements the views of a group of eighteenth-century travelers as they make an inquiry into the mysterious death by hanging of one traveler and the disappearance--into thin air--of another
Reviews: 7
A Maggot is John Fowles' best work. I have a tendency to review my favorite novel of an author and sometimes to comment in passing on his or her other works, simply because to review them all is too much work.

The story is about a group of travelers on the road on horseback in the early English seventeen hundreds, from London to Bristol. They travel together for mutual safety against bandits, because the journey was perilous and slow, before roadways as we know them were built.
At first the characters appear to be quite unconnected to each other. The first part of the book describes the events of their trip through each other's eyes as they unfold.
In fact they are deeply connected in ways they do not understand themselves at the moment of their departure.
The second part of the book is written mostly in the first person, by the legal factor of a high English nobleman, anxious to discover what happened to his son along the way. It consists of depositions by the travelers themselves and all possible eyewitnesses.
A Maggot is in the end a science fiction novel, the idea of a future appreciated by no one except perhaps the lawyer, who wonders but is not capable of grasping it.
Five stars to Fowles.
His other novels seem somehow a little querulous, even the French Lieutenant's Woman.
(If this review sounds like an old geezer at work then it is because I are one. Example- the novel was first published as "The Magot", a word few still understand, and then as "A Maggot". A word we all understand. Please enjoy this fine book.)
This is the type of book that jolt your mind to search and probe for further explanations to some of life mysteries by showing you events and things that normally are not covered by the trite and controlled press.
I am glad I bought it.
Not as good as his other books, but I may read it again and change my opinion.
This is the first book I have read by John Fowles. I found the opening pages, and short segments scattered here and there through the rest, unpromising: they read much less like a story than a social history by an author unsympathetic with the era and intent on demonstrating how inferior it was to his own. To me, this is rather poor historical fictioneering -- I prefer the novelist to let the period speak for itself, revealing its own quirks and peculiarities. I could see no reason for Fowles's pontificating, unless it was to set up his credentials as someone whose studies had qualified him to set his tale in the middle of England's eighteenth century. But he could have let these qualifications speak for themselves. Once past his long asides and into the much longer places where the various characters got their chance to carry the story forward from their own individual viewpoints (and very authentically in-period their words and sentiments sounded!) it became fascinating -- gripping -- not impossible to put down, but wonderful to pick up again. And what is it? A sort of historical fantasy,I think, open to various interpretations. I would incline to "historical mystical fantasy," but some might prefer to read it as "science fiction from the point of view of the people experiencing it without any idea of what might be going on."
Now in my seventies, I have become very selective about what books I'm keeping on my shelves for possible rereading. This is one that has made that grade.
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When I ran out of books to read during a beach vacation in Mazatlan, I found Fowles' 1985 novel A Maggot on a condo share shelf dominated by contemporary genre fiction, and on the strength of my reads of The Collector and The French Lieutenant's Woman, snapped it up. The story begins as an historical novel, with a group of five people -- four men and a woman -- traveling through rural England in 1736, and it's clear early on that none of these people are who they pretend to be. What is not clear is exactly who they are, where they are going, and why they are traveling together. Eventually, the narrative stops and is replaced by a series of letters written by a lawyer to his employer, "the Duke," who is the father of the now-missing leader of the group. The Duke has sent the lawyer to discover the whereabouts of his son and whatabouts of his journey, and as various participants and witnesses are found and interviewed, the lawyer reports his findings in letters, Q & A transcripts of interrogations, and accounts in contemporary newspapers. Ultimately, two very different tales emerge about the last known whereabouts of the missing heir, one heavenly and one hellish, but both decidedly supernatural. I enjoyed both the narrative and investigation portions of the novel until the arrival of some apparent time-travelers, which spun the story in an unbelievable and uninteresting direction. Clearly, Fowles intended this story to make a statement, and clearly, I did not get it because I haven't a clue what he was doing or why.