The Magus by John Fowles
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.
The 788th greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 60th on Waterstone's Books of the Century (LibraryThing)
- - 93rd on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
- - How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Reading List (Thomas C. Foster)