1966 The Magus
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First Edition, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper
The first edition, first impression of this work in the vibrant publisher's original price unclipped dust wrapper, illustrated by Tom Adams.
'The Magus' is John Fowles's postmodern novel about Nicholas Urfe, a young man who is teaching English on a small Greek island and becomes embroiled in the psychological illusions of a master trickster.
Considered an example of metafiction, this was Fowles first written novel, but his third to be published. In 1977 he published a revised edition.
With the ink notations of a former owner to the front and rear flyleaves of the dust wrapper.
A wonderful first edition from Fowles, the renowned British novelist of works positioned between modernism and postmodernism, best known for 'A Maggot', 'The French Lieutenant's Woman', and 'The Collector'.
In the publisher's original cloth binding, with price unclipped dust wrapper. Fading to back strip, with light rubbing to joints and back strip head and tail. Light offsetting to front and rear free endpapers indicating a prior presence of adhesive tape. Dust wrapper exceptionally bright, with edge wear to back strip head. Former owner's ink annotations to front and rear flyleaves. Internally firmly bound. Pages bright and clean, with only the odd minor light spot.
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