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Feb 27, 2007
| ISBN 9780143104896
Feb 27, 2007
| ISBN 9781101201466
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Feb 27, 2007 | ISBN 9780143104896
Feb 27, 2007 | ISBN 9781101201466
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 was born in Paris in 1874. He trained as a doctor in London, where he started writing his first novels. In 1926 he bought a house in Cap Ferrat, France, which was to become a meeting place… More about W. Somerset Maugham
“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
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