The Magus

by Fowles, John

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 the center of The Magus is Nicholas Urfe, a young Englishman who accepts a teaching position on a remote Greek island, where he befriends a local millionaire. The friendship soon evolves into a deadly game, in which reality and fantasy are deliberately manipulated, and Nicholas finds that he must fight not only for his sanity but for his very survival. (via Goodreads)

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Little, Brown and Company published the First US Edition, First Printing in Boston, 1965.

Jonathan Cape published the First UK Edition, First Printing in London, 1966.

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London: Jonathan Cape, 1966. 1st. hardback. Signed 1st edition. Good condition, very good unclipped d/j. Cloth-covered boards good, slight bumping at base of spine. Pages slightly tanned. End board loose.Message: Best Wishes, John Fowles, 18 July 1967.. 8vo: crown (200 x 140 / 8"" x 5_""). On a remote Greek Island, Nicholas Urfe finds himself embroiled in the… Read more about this item
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Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1965 First American edition, first printing. Publisher's green cloth, spine lettered in red, red top stain; original pictorial dust jacket designed by Tom Adams depicting characters from Greek mythology. Very good with some toning to spine, rubbing to lettering on spine, some soiling to the bottom edge; unclipped dust jacket with adhesive polyester film protective… Read more about this item
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London: Jonathan Cape, 1966. First edition. Cloth. Fine/Near Fine. 8" by 5.5". Not Stated. The first edition of John Fowles's celebrated postmodern novel, in the bright unclipped dust wrapper. The first edition, first impression of this work in the publisher's original cloth binding, with the original unclipped dust wrapper, illustrated by Tom Adams.'The Magus' is John Fowles's postmodern… Read more about this item
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Boston: Little, Brown and Company. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1966. First Printing. Hard Cover. Publisher's full light green cloth, gilt lettering on spine, publisher's medallion, gilt, on cover, t.e.g. (red), fore-edge deckle. The Magus (1966) is the first novel written (but second published) by British author John Fowles. It tells the story of… Read more about this item
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London: Jonathan Cape, 1966. First Edition . Cloth. Very Good Plus/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. London: Jonathan Cape, 1966. First Edition [in later bookclub dustjacket]. Octavo, 617 pp. Pictorial jacket; publisher's original quarter purple cloth with gray textured cloth boards. Faint fading at board edges, under close inspection a light crease… Read more about this item
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E-063: Jonathan Cape. Very Good. 1966. Hardcover. Hardcover. 8vo. Jonathan Cape, London, UK. 1966. 617 pgs. First Edition/First Printing. DJ has light shelf-wear present to the DJ extremities. Bound in cloth with titles on spine. Boards have light shelf-wear present to the extremities. Previous owner has excised the lower portion of the title page. Text is… Read more about this item
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London: Jonathan Cape, 1966. First edition. 617pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Purple cloth and grey boards, near fine with some spotting to the tinted top edge, unclipped dust jacket with some rubbing along along top edge, light soiling, chip to corner, and a closed tear along hinge between spine and rear cover. First edition. 617pp. 1 vols. 8vo. … Read more about this item
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London: Jonathan Cape, 1966. First edition. Cloth. Fine/Very Good Indeed. 8" by 5.5". None. A superb first impression of one of John Fowles' popular postmodern novels, one of the most popular novels of the century. A first edition first impression of this work.In the original unclipped dustwrapper.'The Magus' is a postmodern novel about Nicholas Urfe, a young man… Read more about this item
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The Magus - SIGNED and INSCRIBED to the author John Baxter with TLS from John Fowles
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London: Cape, 1966. A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1966. A near fine book without inscriptions, signed on the title page /John Baxter/best wishes/John Fowles. In a very good+ (or better) unclipped wrapper with a few nicks here and there to the edges and a light wear to the corners. Accompanied by a TLs to Fowles… Read more about this item
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Jonathan Cape, 1966. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Very Good. Heavy, extra postage required unless posted within South Africa. Supplied with colour Facsimile jacket. 617 Pages. The boards are a little shelf rubbed and edge worn. They are strong and sturdy. Internally, there is tipex on the front end page. minor foxing. clean and complete. Tightly bound. r*23/06/2022. [Ak]. … Read more about this item
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London: Jonathan Cape, 1966. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. Octavo, 617pp. A fine copy, but for a few small and very faint droplet stains to the bottom edge. In a fine, fresh dust jacket. SIGNED by Fowles on the title page: "John Fowles Lyme Regis." A neat contemporary non-authorial inscription on the front free endpaper reads: "Peter from Nicky… Read more about this item
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London: Jonathan Cape, 1966. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. First English edition. Fine in near very good price-clipped dust jacket with a couple of large scrapes on the front panel. Inscribed by the auithor: "Michael Curtis With my best wishes, John Fowles. 8 Oct 1982." The American edition precedes but the English edition seems much less common, especially in nice… Read more about this item
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Little, Brown & Co. , 1965. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Acceptable. First printing in good condition. Bound in light green cloth showing sunning to front board and a couple of small yellow stains along spine. Top front corner is bumped. Tiny reddish stain to cloth at top corner of rear board. Light scuffing to bottom fore-edge of text block.… Read more about this item
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London: Jonathan Cape, 1966 First edition, uncorrected proof. Publisher's original light green wraps, publisher's label pasted to front panel. A very good copy with some toning and wear to spine. The Magus follows Nicholas Urfe, a young Oxford graduate and aspiring poet who is mentally deteriorating while teaching on a small Greek Island. Nicholas becomes depressed and… Read more about this item
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1966
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First Edition, First UK Printing, published in London by Jonathan Cape Ltd in 1966. "First published in Great Britain 1966" as required, stated on copyright page. Fine in a fine stunning, pictorial dust jacket. Dust jacket art by Tom Adams. Light grey and purple cloth fine, with purple top stain. Considered an example of metafiction, this was the first novel… Read more about this item
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Boston: Little Brown, 1965. First. hardcover. Fine/Fine. The true first edition, preceding the UK edition. Inscribed by Fowles on a slip of paper laid in. Fine in a fine dust jacket. First edition stated on the copyright page and original price of $7.95 still on front flap.
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