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"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 Express --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
"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. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.See all Editorial Reviews
Very nice book. Interesting story line and well narrated. everyone knew it, of course, this is John Fowles.Published 4 days ago by Smet
Very long and slow moving book. There was supposed to be a twist but somehow I missed it. I can see how this book has influenced others, but to the modern reader I think the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lars Pendicott
Simply put, it changed my understanding of literature and of life. Read it. Then read it again.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Mind bending glorious prose and perfect for a summer read to completely take you away from work and day to day issues. Dive in. His writing is magical.Published 1 month ago by bookwormdidi
Well........ it's ok. When I first starting reading it I was pretty engaged in it. Even though not a lot was happening, the author had a way of engaging you right from the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by MicheleW
I felt that the Magus had an intriguing beginning that grew only more intriguing during the middle (though bogged down at times by a less-flowing pace) and a fairly satisfying... Read morePublished 2 months ago by T
Just as expected. Had a copy a long time ago but lost it in moving. Nice to have againPublished 3 months ago by David L. Hebert
Well deserving of its place on many "best of" lists of 20th century novels, The Magus (1965) is either the first, second or fourth novel written by John Fowles, as he began... Read morePublished 3 months ago by M. Buzalka
This is a really complex, intriquing novel that is mystfying and mind boggling at the same time. It will keep your interest until the last page and make you think about it for... Read morePublished 3 months ago by F. norris