History Literature / TheCollector

9th Nov '17 4:04:27 PM XFllo
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* AgeGapRomance: Miranda is in love with her mentor from art school, G.P. He is twenty one years older than her.



* MayDecemberRomance: Between Miranda and her mentor, G.P., with him being twenty one years older than her.
20th Oct '17 1:31:01 PM Kimelea
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* VillainProtagonist: Fredrick.

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* VillainProtagonist: Fredrick.Frederick.
23rd Jun '17 8:11:58 AM Mdumas43073
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The first novel of John Fowles (who was later to write ''Literature/TheFrenchLieutenantsWoman'' and ''Literature/TheMagus''). Published in 1963, it tells the story of Frederick Clegg, a butterfly-collecting maniac who wins 73,091 pounds in a lottery and uses the money in an elaborate kidnapping of a beautiful young art student, Miranda Grey, whom he has been stalking from afar for months. Frederick purchases a lonely house in the country and imprisons Miranda in [[GildedCage a luxuriously furnished, inescapable room in the cellar]], where he showers her with gifts and admiration in the hopes that she will come to love him as much as he loves her.

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The first novel of John Fowles (who was later to write ''Literature/TheFrenchLieutenantsWoman'' and ''Literature/TheMagus''). Published ''Literature/TheMagus''), published in 1963, it 1963.

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tells the story of Frederick Clegg, a butterfly-collecting maniac who wins 73,091 pounds in a lottery and uses the money in an elaborate kidnapping of a beautiful young art student, Miranda Grey, whom he has been stalking from afar for months. Frederick purchases a lonely house in the country and imprisons Miranda in [[GildedCage a luxuriously furnished, inescapable room in the cellar]], where he showers her with gifts and admiration in the hopes that she will come to love him as much as he loves her.


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23rd Jun '17 8:11:25 AM Mdumas43073
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23rd Jun '17 8:06:33 AM Mdumas43073
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18th Sep '16 8:46:43 PM TheWriterMan
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* InstantSedation: In the movie, Frederick uses chloroform when initially kidnapping Miranda, which only takes a few moments to make her pass out. {{Inverted}} the second time he uses it, as it takes several moments for the drug to take effect (though that could be attributed to the fact that Miranda struggles and shoves the rag away from her mouth several times).
7th Jun '16 7:05:19 PM Orbiting
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->'''Frederick Clegg:''' ''I said, if you asked me to stop collecting butterflies, I'd do it. I'd do anything you asked me.''
->'''Miranda Grey:''' ''Except let me fly away.''

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->'''Frederick Clegg:''' ''I I said, if you asked me to stop collecting butterflies, I'd do it. I'd do anything you asked me.''
me.
->'''Miranda Grey:''' ''Except Except let me fly away.''
away.



The story, shaped very much like a thriller, is told both from the viewpoint of the kidnapper and of his victim. The first half of the novel is narrated in first-person by Frederick as he coldly, logically, and ''convincingly'' explains his rationalization to the reader. The second half switches to Miranda's diary as she desperately chronicles her terror, her frantic efforts to reason with her unreasonable kidnapper, her failed escape attempts, and her growing despair--before swapping back to Frederick for the book's sobering conclusion.

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The story, shaped very much like a thriller, is told both from the viewpoint of the kidnapper and of his victim. The first half of the novel is narrated in first-person by Frederick as he coldly, logically, and ''convincingly'' explains his rationalization to the reader. The second half switches to Miranda's diary as she desperately chronicles her terror, her frantic efforts to reason with her unreasonable kidnapper, her failed escape attempts, and her growing despair--before despair-- before swapping back to Frederick for the book's sobering conclusion.
20th Dec '15 11:33:06 AM kevymetal
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The first novel of John Fowles (who was later to write ''Literature/TheFrenchLieutenantsWoman'' and ''The Magus''). Published in 1963, it tells the story of Frederick Clegg, a butterfly-collecting maniac who wins 73,091 pounds in a lottery and uses the money in an elaborate kidnapping of a beautiful young art student, Miranda Grey, whom he has been stalking from afar for months. Frederick purchases a lonely house in the country and imprisons Miranda in [[GildedCage a luxuriously furnished, inescapable room in the cellar]], where he showers her with gifts and admiration in the hopes that she will come to love him as much as he loves her.

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The first novel of John Fowles (who was later to write ''Literature/TheFrenchLieutenantsWoman'' and ''The Magus'').''Literature/TheMagus''). Published in 1963, it tells the story of Frederick Clegg, a butterfly-collecting maniac who wins 73,091 pounds in a lottery and uses the money in an elaborate kidnapping of a beautiful young art student, Miranda Grey, whom he has been stalking from afar for months. Frederick purchases a lonely house in the country and imprisons Miranda in [[GildedCage a luxuriously furnished, inescapable room in the cellar]], where he showers her with gifts and admiration in the hopes that she will come to love him as much as he loves her.
18th Sep '15 5:03:12 AM Morgenthaler
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