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Return to Book Page. Preview — The Magus by John Fowles. The Magus by John Fre,ont. This daring literary thriller, rich with eroticism and suspense, is one of John Fowles's best-loved and bestselling novels and has contributed significantly to his international reputation as a writer of the first degree. At cor center of The Magus is Nicholas Urfe, a young Englishman who accepts a teaching position Swiss adult personals a remote Greek island, where he befriends a local mill This daring literary thriller, rich with eroticism and suspense, is one of John Fowles's best-loved and bestselling novels and has contributed significantly to his international reputation as a writer of the first degree.
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Has anyone here read the original version and the revised edition? I have heard the original version is superior but I only heard that after buying the later edition and I decided to sally forth with it.
I have a little less than pages left. Without spoiling it, can anyone give opinions on which version you feel is better and why? What is the difference between the two? John King This answer contains spoilers… view spoiler [ The Magus is my favorite novel.
I've both versions for a total of 13 times and even taken many notes. If you've read one version then the other is …more The Magus is my favorite novel. If you've read one version then the other is slightly spoiled. No getting around that.
My first reading was the original which I found more supernatural than the revised. However, I think that was due to the fact it was my first reading and the mystery was overwhelming.
On rereading the original I no longer find it as supernatural. To answer your question I prefer the revised version.
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Fowles wrote that an ending like a death so he liked to leave his stories open-ended. That way they live on in the mind. See all 10 questions about The Magus…. Lists with This Book.
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I started this book at a remote location with very small font that hurt my trifocal vision I returned to an e-copy on my return. However this book was forever in my imagi 5 "cinematic, psychosexual thriller" stars!! However this book was forever in my imagination and entered my dreams on those sultry nights attrachive I heard the loons calling over the lake. I started by resisting this book and I was guarded, cynical, fearful and imperious tor it just as the protagonist was as he went through a most profound personal transformation from self-absorption to self-awareness.
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