The Magus - A Revised Version
Boston: Little Brown, 1978.
First printing, thus
A fully revised version of Fowles's 1965 novel, his third, which he returned to, with stylistic and tonal variations.
A young English schoolteacher, Nicolas Urfe, accepts a teaching assignment in Greece to escape his relationship with his girlfriend and to add a novel element to his life.
Through a fantastic series of games, hallucinations, parables, theatrical masques, riddles, and mock trials, Nicholas is drawn into a saturnalian labyrinth by a holy man, Maurice Conchis.
A great novel.
Hardcover, with excellent jacket, with one crease to front flap.