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The Magus

The Magus

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Written by John FowlesAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by John Fowles

  • Format: Paperback, 672 pages
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  • Publisher: Dell
  • On Sale: April 1, 1985
  • Price: $7.99
  • ISBN: 978-0-440-35162-7 (0-440-35162-6)
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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 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.