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Magus: A Revised Version, the (1977) [Novel]
by John Fowles Rating: Weighted - 8.2 / Average - 8.2 of 10 (10 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary :

Nicholas Urfe is 25 and bored with life in England. He decides to take a position as the English teacher at a boarding school on the small island of Phraxos, Greece. The island is beautiful but Nicholas dislikes his teaching assignment. On one of his hikes he discovers the secluded summer house of millionaire Maurice Conchis. As Nicholas investigates further, it seems he is expected at the house. Conchis is a strange man and Nicholas is fascinated by his stories of his youth. One night at the house, Nicholas meets "Lily", a woman from one of Conchis' stories. He is soon drawn into a labyrinth of mysterious events, a psychological game, where it is hard to know what is illusion and what is for real.

Original title: The Magus: A Revised Version
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

This work is a revision to the following works :
     Magus, the (1965) [Novel]
      Author: John Fowles


  • The Magus was first published in 1965 but John Fowles continued to revise it until 1977 when the "final" version was published. The book uses elements from William Shakespear's The Tempest.

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