Book #106226

A Maggot - 1st Edition/1st Printing

John Fowles

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: Boston: Little, Brown, 1985.

Price: $18.00

A Fine first printing of the first edition in alike dust-jacket.

After 17 years of imprisonment, John Fowles' sixth novel is a dark, funny, and deeply moving exploration of the human condition. Set in a bleak, fictional prison town in England, A Maggot tells the story of George, a man who is serving a life sentence for a crime he did not commit. In a world of close-knit convicts, George is an outsider, a loner who spends his days in his cell, reading and writing. When a new inmate, Ray, arrives in the prison, George is intrigued by the man's stories of escape and adventure. Slowly, George begins to open up to Ray, and the two men form a bond of friendship. As they share their stories and memories, George and Ray begin to understand each other better, and they begin to see the world outside the prison walls in a new and more compassionate light. A Maggot is a compelling and beautifully written exploration of the power of friendship and the strength of the human spirit; 8vo; $15.00.