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Magician, the (1908) [Novel]
by W. Somerset Maugham Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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The Magician is one of Somerset Maugham’s most complex and perceptive novels. Running through it is the theme of evil, deftly woven into a story as memorable for its action as for its astonishingly vivid characters. In fin de siecle Paris, Arthur and Margaret are engaged to be married. Everyone approves and everyone seems to be enjoying themselves——until the sinister and repulsive Oliver Haddo appears.

Original title: The Magician
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionEccentric People
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics


  • Maugham based the character of Oliver Haddo on Aleister Crowley, who later wrote a sarcastic review using the name Oliver Haddo.

Edition #1: The Magician

The Magician (1908)
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Language: English

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Manifested in:

The Magician (February 2007)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London & New York
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780143104896
Pages: 203
Notes: Introduction and notes by Robert Calder

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The Magician (2000)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London, UK
Publisher: Vintage Classics
ISBN: 9780099289005
Pages: 233

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