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The Magus

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On a remote Greek Island, Nicholas Urfe finds himself embroiled in the deceptions of a master trickster. As reality and illusion intertwine, Urfe is caught up in the darkest of psychological games. John Fowles expertly unfolds a tale that is lush with over-powering imagery in a spellbinding exploration of human complexities. By turns disturbing, thrilling and seductive, "The Magus" is a feast for the mind and the senses.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 672 pages
  • 134 x 198 x 40mm | 379.99g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Rev. ed.
  • 0099478358
  • 9780099478355
  • 93,302

Review quote

"A major work of mounting tensions in which the human mind is the guinea-pig... Mr Fowles has taken a big swing at a difficult subject and his hits are on the bull's eye" Sunday Telegraph "A deliciously toothsome celebration of wanton story-telling" Sunday Times "A splendidly sustained piece of mystification" Financial Times "One of those that's best read as a teenager, but once read you'll never forget it" -- Katy Guest The Independent "Suspend disbelief and enjoy a master storyteller" -- Christie Hickman Sunday Expressshow more

About John Fowles

John Fowles was born in England in 1926 and educated at Bedford School and Oxford University. John Fowles won international recognition with his first published title, THE COLLECTOR (1963). He was immediately acclaimed as an outstandingly innovative writer of exceptional imaginative power and this reputation was confirmed with the appearance of his subsequent works. John Fowles died in 2005.show more

Review Text

"One of those that's best read as a teenager, but once read you'll never forget it"show more

Back cover copy

'An astonishing achievement' Anthony Burgess On a remote Greek Island, Nicholas Urfe finds himself embroiled in the deceptions of a master trickster. As reality and illusion intertwine, Urfe is caught up in the darkest of psychological games. John Fowles expertly unfolds a tale that is lush with over-powering imagery in a spellbinding exploration of human complexities. By turns disturbing, thrilling and seductive, The Magus is a feast for the mind and the senses. See also: Mantissashow more

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36,038 ratings
4.04 out of 5 stars
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4 32% (11,614)
3 17% (6,198)
2 6% (2,131)
1 3% (1,016)
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