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The Magus


A rampaging novel of ideas set on a fictional Greek island, The Magus revels in deceit and deception, illusion and identity. Schoolteacher Nicholas Urfe finds himself under the spell of the exotic Conchis in a delirious psychological game rendered with customary maverick style by the great John Fowles.

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On a remote Greek Island, Nicholas Urfe finds himself embroiled in the deceptions of a master trickster. As reality and illusion intertwine, Urfe is caught up in the darkest of psychological games. John Fowles expertly unfolds a tale that is lush with over-powering imagery in a spellbinding exploration of human complexities. By turns disturbing, thrilling and seductive, The Magus is a feast for the mind and the senses.