"The Collector" is a novel by English writer John Fowles, first published in 1963. The book tells the story of Frederick Clegg, a shy and obsessive butterfly collector who decides to fulfill his dream by kidnapping his desire - the beautiful and elusive art student Miranda Grey, so she can become a part of his unforgettable collection. The novel explores themes of psychological aspects of infatuation and obsession, as well as the blurred lines between normalcy and madness. Fowles masterfully delves into the minds of both the captor and the captive, creating a haunting and psychologically intense narrative that captivates readers with its exploration of the human psyche.
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