By John Fowles
Hailed because the first glossy mental mystery, The Collector is the the world over bestselling novel that catapulted John Fowles into front rank of latest novelists. This story of obsessive love--the tale of a lonely clerk who collects butterflies and of the attractive younger artwork pupil who's his final quarry--remains unheard of in its strength to startle and mesmerize.
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Hailed because the first glossy mental mystery, The Collector is the across the world bestselling novel that catapulted John Fowles into front rank of up to date novelists. This story of obsessive love--the tale of a lonely clerk who collects butterflies and of the gorgeous younger artwork scholar who's his final quarry--remains remarkable in its energy to startle and mesmerize.
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Petitjean, who had started out so optimistic about his mission, gradually grew perplexed as he sensed a thick wall separating himself from the Japanese people. Having experienced only courtesy and smiling faces—on the surface at least—among the people of Nagasaki, he never would have imagined that such a stubborn wall existed. He began to lose hope. Perhaps the ramblings of that drunken Chinaman in the Ryūkyūs were all lies after all. If there really were any Christians hiding out here in Nagasaki, they should have come to him by now.
From time to time the foreman would cock his head, scribble a diagram on the ground, and then stare at it in deep thought. In a way, the look on his face reminded Father Petitjean of an image of some Asian philosopher. But the Japanese were certainly fond of their tobacco! When their labors for the day were finished, everyone from the foreman down to the carpenters would pull a slender bamboo pipe from a pouch hung round his waist and pop it into his mouth. He was even more surprised to see even Okane-san smoking through her blackened teeth.
T he s e a rcher He obtained permission from his superiors to spend a half year required to travel from France to India, from India to Indochina, and then on to Japan. He now had been living for several months in Naha, along with companions who shared his determination. He had achieved the first of his goals. Because the Japanese government still strictly prohibited its people from believing in Christianity, he was able to enter Japan only under the severe limitations that the shogunate had placed on priests, who were allowed to minister only to the foreign populations in Yokohama and Nagasaki.
The Collector by John Fowles