Maugham’s enchanting tale of secrets and fatal attraction The Magician is one of Somerset Maugham’s most complex and perceptive novels. Running through it is the theme of evil, deftly woven into a story as memorable for its action as for its astonishingly vivid characters. In fin de siecle Paris,... show more
Maugham’s enchanting tale of secrets and fatal attraction The Magician is one of Somerset Maugham’s most complex and perceptive novels. Running through it is the theme of evil, deftly woven into a story as memorable for its action as for its astonishingly vivid characters. In fin de siecle Paris, Arthur and Margaret are engaged to be married. Everyone approves and everyone seems to be enjoying themselves—until the sinister and repulsive Oliver Haddo appears.
Publish date: February 27th 2007
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, 20th Century
I resented this book, because I loved Maugham's later work. It is difficult to accept that the author of [b:Of Human Bondage|31548|Of Human Bondage|W. Somerset Maugham|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1386924695s/31548.jpg|2547187] wrote this one: it's not only weak, it's bad all through.The idea of ma...
Mit Freude habe ich dieses Buch in einer Lesegruppe begonnen, soll die Hauptfigur ja dem legendären und spannenden Aleister Crowley nachgezeichnet sein. Nach Beendigung der Lektüre bin ich mehr als enttäuscht und muss mir hier durchaus den Hinweis verkneifen, der sicher als goldene Regel jedem Junga...
Arthur Burdon is due to marry his fiance, Margaret Dauncey. The pair have the misfortune of meeting Oliver Haddo, a self-styled magician and pompous ass. When Arthur assaults Haddo, the Magician hatches a plan to ruin Arthur's life in the most insidious of ways...The Magician is a tale of revenge, s...
This book had me until the ending - the ending left me shaking my head. Made the rest of the story almost seem pointless :( Still, very well written and entertaining but uber dark in plot lines (occult, some hints at possible satanism with one character, mind control, etc. ) so you might want to kee...
Other thoughts/reviews:A bookworm's life: http://justabookworm.com/2013/09/10/the-magician-by-w-somerset-maugham/
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