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The Magus Summary
John Fowles

Everything you need to understand or teach The Magus by John Fowles.

  • The Magus Summary & Study Guide
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  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
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The Magus Summary

Plot Summary

This thematically complex novel is equal parts psychological study and mystery thriller, using the narrative structure of the latter as a framework for the former. It tells the story of a self-centered young Briton, Nicholas Urfe, who, over the course of a magical summer in Greece, discovers sometimes frightening truths about himself and about the nature of life. Vivid imagery, dense language, and intriguingly layered characterizations thread, collide and intertwine throughout the narrative until the reader, like Nicholas, is unsure of what's true and what's fabricated by the characters. Only on the novel's very last page are protagonist and reader alike assured that the carefully woven mystery is over ... and the free-flowing mystery of life is now ready to begin.

The novel begins with Nicholas in England, where he embarks on what he believes will be one of his customary manipulative and dismissive affairs with women. The object...

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