The Magus by John Fowles

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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.

- Publisher

The 919th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 93rd on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  2. - How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Reading List (Thomas C. Foster)

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