“Frederick Clegg is a Failed Man”: Punishments in The Collector

John Fowles’ 1963 novel The Collector is a deeply disturbing, intensely psychological book based around the principles of beauty, power, control, and class. The story follows Fred Clegg through his capture and abuse of Miranda Grey, an attractive young art student from London. Fowles reveals Clegg as a damaged man who cannot sustain a relationship … Read more“Frederick Clegg is a Failed Man”: Punishments in The Collector