The Magician by W. Somerset MaughamThe Magician by W. Somerset Maugham

The Magician

byW. Somerset MaughamIntroduction byRobert Calder

Paperback | February 27, 2007

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Maugham’s enchanting tale of secrets and fatal attraction

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.

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) lived in Paris until he was ten. He was educated at King's School, Canterbury, and at Heidelberg University. He afterwards walked the wards of St. Thomas's Hospital with a view to practice in medicine, but the success of his first novel, Liza of Lambeth (1897), won him over to letters. Something of his h...
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Title:The MagicianFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.6 × 5.1 × 0.5 inPublished:February 27, 2007Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143104896

ISBN - 13:9780143104896

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"Maugham tells his tale of the weird and the horrible with simple sincerity and a constant matching of the unhallowed practices with the clean, sweet things of common life that make its effect uncommonly impressive." —The New York Times