The Magus

By John Fowles (Trade Paperback, 2001)
The Magus is the story of Nicholas Urfe, a young Englishman who accepts a teaching assignment on a remote Greek island. There his friendship with a local millionaire evolves into a deadly game, one in which reality and fantasy are deliberately manipulated, and Nicholas must fight for his sanity and his very survival.
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $17.00 US/$19.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316296199

    • On Sale Date: 01/04/2001

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    • Imprint: Back Bay Books

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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The Magus is the story of Nicholas Urfe, a young Englishman who accepts a teaching assignment on a remote Greek island. There his friendship with a local millionaire evolves into a deadly game, one in which reality and fantasy are deliberately manipulated, and Nicholas must fight for his sanity and his very survival.

John Fowles (1926-2005) was educated at Oxford and subsequently lectured in English at universities in Greece and the UK. The success of his first novel, The Collector, published in 1963, allowed him to devote all his time to writing. His books include the internationally acclaimed and bestselling novels The Magus, The French Lieutenant's Woman, and Daniel Martin. Fowles spent the last decades of his life on the southern coast of England in the small harbor town of Lyme Regis.
  • "Brilliant and colossal... impossible to stop reading." (New York Review of Books).

  • "Sumptuous...an extraordinary literary feat." (New York Times Book Review).

  • "Fast and frightening...an emotional maelstrom of high intrigue." (Newsweek).

  • "Great, good, lavish, eerie fun...THE MAGUS is a stunner... it is at once a pyrotechnical extravaganza, a wild, hilarious charade, a dynamo of suspense and horror, a profoundly serious probing into the nature of moral consciousness, a dizzying, electrifying chase through the labyrinth of the soul...read it in one sitting if possible--but read it." (New York Times).

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The Magus
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $17.00 US/$19.00 CAN
  • Pages: 656
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316296199
  • On Sale Date: 01/04/2001
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