Hard Cover. London: Jonathan Cape, 1985. First Edition. Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
Signed limited edition, 72 of 500 copies. Signed by John Fowles. Publisher's gray cloth back with brown and gray paper boards, spine lettered in gilt, lettered in black. A fine copy with some slight wear to edges. Publisher's original glassine, some discoloration and chipping to spine. Overall, a bright, fine copy. A Maggot follows a mysterious group of five travelers in the 1700s: the journey will leave one dead, one vanished, one pregnant, and one on trial for murder. The story blends elements of science fiction, historical fiction, and magic realism. The title refers to both an obsessive thought and a worm-shaped spaceship that appears in the story. A Maggot is Fowles' sixth major work and utilizes a similar writing technique that he used in both The Collector and The Magus, advancing the plot through letters, interviews, and fictional news stories.