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The Magus (original 1966; edition 2001)
by John Fowles
The Magus: a revised version by John Fowles (1966)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316290920, Hardcover)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.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:22:23 -0400)
Nicholas Urfe, a young Englishman who accepts a teaching position on a remote Greek island, befriends a local millionaire; but the friendship soon evolves into a deadly game and Nicholas finds that he must fight not only for his sanity but for his very survival.
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