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The Magus - John Fowles
The Magus
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A man trapped in a millionare's deadly game of political and sexual betrayal. Filled with shocks and chilling surprises, The Magus is a masterwork of contemporary literature. In it, a young Englishman, Nicholas Urfe, accepts a teaching position on a Greek island where his friendship with the... show more
A man trapped in a millionare's deadly game of political and sexual betrayal.

Filled with shocks and chilling surprises, The Magus is a masterwork of contemporary literature. In it, a young Englishman, Nicholas Urfe, accepts a teaching position on a Greek island where his friendship with the owner of the islands most magnificent estate leads him into a nightmare. As reality and fantasy are deliberately confused by staged deaths, erotic encounters, and terrifying violence, Urfe becomes a desperate man fighting for his sanity and his life. A work rich with symbols, conundrums and labrinthine twists of event, The Magus is as thought-provoking as it is entertaining, a work that ranks with the best novels of modern times.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780440351627 (0440351626)
ASIN: 440351626
Publisher: Dell
Pages no: 668
Edition language: English
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travelin
travelin rated it
1.0 The Magus
According to the author introduction, the book is one of his first and less favourite works. It is also derivative of a renowned French novel, although it basically reads like a young man's facile philosophizing most of the time. Fowles considers it unfortunate that this is also the favourite work o...
Book rêveur
Book rêveur rated it
4.5 Serious reads
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet - It was my first encounter with David Mitchell although I have seen and loved the movie "Cloud Atlas" (I definitely have to read this novel). I can`t compare if Thousand Autumns is better or worse than Cloud Atlas, but I enjoyed it a lot. Writing style is quite...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
4.0 The Magus
I find myself caught between rant and rave. More rave, which is why I rated it so high, but enough wish to rant to withhold that fifth star. This is a strange book. In the Foreword to the 1978 Revised edition, Fowles said one title he considered was "The Godgame." A young Englishman, Nicholas Urfe, ...
tedweinstein
tedweinstein rated it
David Thomas, David Moldawer recs (says basis for "The Game" movie)
basswood
basswood rated it
Going to have to call this one "unfinished" and part ways with it. Found it much too wordy and with so many pages to go I was depressing myself with the effort I had to put into trying to forge on.
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