John Fowles the Collector

John Robert Fowles ( 31 March 1926 – 5 November 2005) was an English novelist, much influenced by both Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus, and critically positioned between modernism and postmodernism.
Fowles was named by the Times newspaper as one of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945.
In 1939, Fowles won a position at Bedford School, a two-hour train journey north of his home. His time at Bedford coincided with the Second World War. Fowles was a student at Bedford until 1944. He became Head Boy and was also an athletic standout: a member of the rugby-football third team
After leaving Bedford School in 1944, Fowles enrolled in a Naval Short Course at Edinburgh University and was prepared to receive a commission in theRoyal Marines/
/It was also at Oxford that Fowles first considered life as a writer, particularly after reading existentialists like Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus. Though Fowles did not identify as an existentialist, their writing, like Fowles's, was motivated from a feeling that the world was absurd

The Magus was the first novel John Fowles wrote but his third to be published after The Collector (1963) and The Aristos (1964). He started writing it in the 1950s, under the original title of The Godgame. He based it partly on his experiences on the Greek island of Spetses, where he taught English for two years at the Anargyrios School.[3][4] He wrote and rewrote it for twelve years before its publication in 1966, and despite critical and commercial success, continued to rework it until publishing a final revision in 1977.

Key ideas about the characters and their relationship
...and how Part One of the novel works to reveal them.
From the successful capture of Miranda the story begins to reveal some very significant ideas about the characters and their relationship. In particular, pages 30-35 provide our first ever insight into both of the characters and how they interact with each other. The said pages occur immediately after...