Daniel Martin is a screenwriter working in Hollywood, who finds himself dissatisfied with his career and with the person he has become. So he travels home to reconcile with a dying friend, and also to visit his own forgotten past in an attempt to discover himself.
John Fowles won international recognition with The Collector, his first published title, in 1963. He was immediately acclaimed as an outstandingly innovative writer of exceptional imaginative power. This reputation was confirmed with the appearance of his subsequent works including The Aristos, The Magus, The French Lieutenant's Woman, The Ebony Tower, Daniel Martin, Mantissa and A Maggot. John Fowles died in 2005.