John Fowles

1926 - 2005

John Fowles

John Robert Fowles (; 31 March 1926 – 5 November 2005) was an English novelist of international renown, 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, 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 471,733 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 773rd most popular writer.

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Among writers, John Fowles ranks 770 out of 4,883Before him are Derek Walcott, Vātsyāyana, Maya Angelou, Nonnus, Alfred de Vigny, and Viktor Shklovsky. After him are Hans Sachs, Tony Buzan, Edgar Wallace, Madame de La Fayette, Theodore Beza, and Mehmet Akif Ersoy.

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Among people born in 1926, John Fowles ranks 51Before him are Ingrid Thulin, Hilary Putnam, César Pelli, Vivian Maier, Abdus Salam, and Tsung-Dao Lee. After him are Alcides Ghiggia, Steve Reeves, Richard Crenna, Murray Rothbard, Ingeborg Bachmann, and Harry Dean Stanton. Among people deceased in 2005, John Fowles ranks 31Before him are Pat Morita, Anne Bancroft, Rafic Hariri, Lucien Laurent, Milton Obote, and Ibrahim Ferrer. After him are Brother Roger, Joseph Rotblat, Wim Duisenberg, James Callaghan, Rosemary Kennedy, and Ahmed Deedat.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, John Fowles ranks 581 out of 5,347Before him are Samuel Richardson (1689), James Dewar (1842), John Ray (1627), David Cameron (1966), Diana Rigg (1938), and Maud of Wales (1869). After him are Tony Buzan (1942), John Franklin (1786), Edgar Wallace (1875), Ramsay MacDonald (1866), Bruce Dickinson (1958), and Wilkie Collins (1824).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, John Fowles ranks 78Before him are Patrick White (1912), Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (1757), Henry Fielding (1707), Ann Radcliffe (1764), Julian Barnes (1946), and Samuel Richardson (1689). After him are Tony Buzan (1942), Edgar Wallace (1875), Wilkie Collins (1824), H. Rider Haggard (1856), Percy Fawcett (1867), and Diana Wynne Jones (1934).