John Fowles Biography
(Writer & Teacher)
Birthday: March 31, 1926 (Aries)
Born In: Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England
John Fowles initially started out as a teacher and was unaware that his life would change with the publication of his first novel, ‘The Collector’, which went on to become one of his best-known works in his long and fruitful career. Some of his other prominent works include ‘The Aristos’, ‘The Ebony Tower’, ‘Daniel Martin’, ‘The Magus’ and ‘A Maggot’ to name a select few. This prominent author and novelist gained immense fame during his lifetime but towards the end of his life, he could barely walk, with a verbal disorder and a bemused gaze. A master of literature, Fowles reiterated on the themes of philosophy, postmodernism, social life, personal relationships and feminism. His importance can be gauged by the fact that ‘The Times’ newspaper named him as one of the ’50 greatest British writers since 1945’. In addition to his novels, short stories, poems, theoretical writings and screenplays, Fowles also translated several plays from French for the National Theater. He is also accredited with writing several reference books on preservation and ecology, local history and the appreciation of nature.