John Fowles

1926 - 2005

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John Robert Fowles (; 31 March 1926 – 5 November 2005) was an English novelist, critically positioned between modernism and postmodernism. His work was influenced by Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus, among others. After leaving Oxford University, Fowles taught English at a school on the Greek island of Spetses, a sojourn that inspired The Magus (1965), an instant best-seller that was directly in tune with 1960s "hippy" anarchism and experimental philosophy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Fowles has received more than 841,185 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia. John Fowles is the 994th most popular writer (down from 941st in 2019), the 762nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 759th in 2019) and the 90th most popular British Writer.

John Fowles is most famous for his novel The French Lieutenant's Woman.

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Notable Works

The aristos
A maggot
The French Lieutenant's Woman
Daniel Martin
The Collector
The Magus
Authors, French


Among writers, John Fowles ranks 994 out of 7,302Before him are Christoph Martin Wieland, Aron Nimzowitsch, Assia Djebar, Pierre-Jean de Béranger, Waris Dirie, and Corinna. After him are Samuel Richardson, William Styron, Mimnermus, Henry Fielding, Jean Webster, and Nicolas Chamfort.

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Among people born in 1926, John Fowles ranks 68Before him are Sergio Corbucci, Hilary Putnam, Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Margot Frank, Abdoulaye Wade, and Richard Matheson. After him are Steve Reeves, Noah Gordon, César Pelli, Konstantinos Stephanopoulos, Gyula Grosics, and Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba. Among people deceased in 2005, John Fowles ranks 40Before him are Max Schmeling, Ahmed Deedat, Maria Schell, Mary Jackson, Brother Roger, and Birgit Nilsson. After him are George Dantzig, Philip Johnson, Rosemary Kennedy, Ephraim Kishon, Wim Duisenberg, and Emmanuelle Arsan.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Fowles ranks 762 out of 8,785Before him are H. Rider Haggard (1856), James Hadley Chase (1906), James Lovelock (1919), Amy Winehouse (1983), Bernard Hill (1944), and Margaret of York (1446). After him are Samuel Richardson (1689), Henry Fielding (1707), William Adelin (1103), Charles Scott Sherrington (1952), John E. Walker (1941), and Judith of Flanders (844).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, John Fowles ranks 90Before him are James May (1963), Ann Radcliffe (1764), Patrick White (1912), Percy Fawcett (1867), H. Rider Haggard (1856), and James Hadley Chase (1906). After him are Samuel Richardson (1689), Henry Fielding (1707), Thomas De Quincey (1785), P. D. James (1920), Thomas Malory (1405), and Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (1757).