The Magus

The Magus

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WITH AN AFTERWORD FROM THE AUTHOR

'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 Times

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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 720 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 36mm | 517g
  • Vintage Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Rev. ed.
  • 0
  • 0099478358
  • 9780099478355
  • 68,972

Review Text

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
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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 * One of those that's best read as a teenager, but once read you'll never forget it -- Katy Guest * Independent *
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About John Fowles

John Fowles (Afterword by, Author)
John Fowles was born in 1926. He 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, and this reputation was confirmed with the appearance of his subsequent works: The Aristos, The Magus, The French Lieutenant's Woman, The Ebony Tower, Daniel Martin, Mantissa, and A Maggot. John Fowles died in Lyme Regis in 2005. Two volumes of his Journals have recently been published; the first in 2003, the second in 2006.
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53,706 ratings
4.05 out of 5 stars
5 42% (22,698)
4 32% (17,255)
3 17% (8,999)
2 6% (3,259)
1 3% (1,495)
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