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The Magician From One Of Literature S Finest Storytellers Comes An Enchanting Tale Of Secrets, The Supernatural And Fatal Attraction Renowned English Surgeon Arthur Burdon Is Engaged To The Beautiful Margaret Dauncey, Who Is Studying Art In Paris The Match Is Met With Approval From All Sides, And Everyone Is Happy Until The Mysterious Oliver Haddo Enters The Picture Both Arthur And His Fiancee Dislike The Enormously Fat And Eccentric Oliver But Are Fascinated By His Stories Of Black Magic, By His Demonstrations Of A Power That Seems Inhuman And While They Scoff At His Boasts, Their Dislike Turns To Loathing A Month Later, Margaret Disappears The Note She Leaves Behind Begins When You Receive This, I Shall Be On My Way To London I Was Married To Oliver Haddo This Morning Why How What Mysterious Power Had The Magician Used What Further Revenge Might He Be Plotting The Answers Are Revealed In This Hair Raising Fantasy.


10 thoughts on “The Magician

  1. says:

    Arthur Burdon is due to marry his fiance, Margaret Dauncey The pair have the misfortune of meeting Oliver Haddo, a self styled magician and pompous ass When Arthur assaults Haddo, the Magician hatches a plan to ruin Arthur s life in the most insidious of waysThe Magician is a tale of revenge, seduction, and things of that nature, written by Maugham after he met Aleister Crowley It s pretty much a horror novel, honestly Oliver Haddo is a revolting character that made my skin crawl and his Arthur Burdon is due to marry his fiance, Margaret Dauncey The pair have the misfortune of meeting Oliver Haddo, a self styled ...


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    The Magician has so many of those elements that send my little dark fiction reader heart racing, among them pulpy mysterious melodrama, a bit of decadence, and of course the dark forces of the occult and the supernatural At its heart though, it is a story of revenge plotted by a most sinister villain, the Magician Oliver Haddo, and the race to save young Margaret Dauncey, the woman at the center of it all for plot details etc., you can go to my reading journal The Magician has so many of those elements that send my little dark fiction reader heart racing, among them pulpy mysterious melodrama, a bit of decadence, and of course the dark forces of the occult and the supernatural At its heart though, it is a story of revenge plotted by a most sinister villain, the Magician Oliver Haddo, and the race to save young Margaret Dauncey, the woman at the center of it all for plot details etc., you can go to my reading journal w...


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I m becoming increasingly fond of Maugham There is something about the self deprecation of the English that is so utterly appealing It is worth even just reading the Fragment of Autobiography that precedes the text and can be read here for a taste of his tone Bits of this made me laugh out loud Take I was looked upon as a promising young writer and, I think I may say it without vanity, was accepted as a member of the intelligentsia, an honoura I m becoming increasingly fond of Maugham There is something about the self deprecation of the English that is so utterly appealing It is worth even just reading the Fragment of Autobiography that precedes the text and can be read here for a taste of his tone Bits of this made me laugh out loud Take I was looked upon as a promising young writer and, I think I may say it without vanity, was accepted as a member...


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    The Magician may not be Maugham s most known work, but it s my favourite so far.Arthur and Margaret are about to marry when the sinister Oliver Haddo comes into their lives Haddo is known for practising ocultism and to deal with the dark arts At first, Arthur doesn t take him seriously when strange things concerned with Margaret start taking place, Arthur is forced to realize that maybe he should have taken care not to offend the man who is known as a magician.After having read two of...


  5. says:

    IN THESE MATTERS ALL IS OBSCURITY If I died tomorrow, every penny I have would be yours so spricht Arthur, gestandener Arzt, zu seinem M ndel Margaret, und unterst tzt sie zust tzlich monatlich mit einer Summe, die der jungen Frau ein sorgloses Leben in Paris erm glicht, jener Stadt, in der auch Maugham als junger Mann sich als Bohemien versucht hat Ach, sagte das doch auch einmal jemand zu mir, aber so etwas geschieht vorzugsweise bei Courths Maler und eben hier be...


  6. says:

    Paris zu Beginn des 20 Jahrhunderts Der junge Chirurg Arthur Burdon besucht sein M ndel Margaret, die gleichzeitig seine Verlobte ist Sie wohnt mit ihrer ca 10 Jahre lteren Freundin Susie Boyd zusammen, die wie sie selbst in Paris Kunst studiert Es herrscht heile Welt, das Paar ist gl cklich, die alleinstehende Susie durch ein Erbe gut versorgt Auftritt Oliver Haddo, ein weitgereister, arroganter Zeitgenosse, der angeblich magische Kr fte besitzt Doch inwiefern stellt er eine Bedrohung f Paris zu Beginn des 20 Jahrhunderts Der junge Chirurg Arthur Burdon besucht sein M ndel Margaret, die gleichzeitig seine Verlobte ist Sie wohnt mit ihrer ca 10 Jahre lteren Freundin Susie Boyd zusammen, die wie sie selbst in Paris Kunst studiert Es herrscht heile Welt, das Paar ist gl cklich, die alleinstehende Susie...


  7. says:

    This is certainly a novel worth persevering with The beginning is dare I say dull, and for a little while it drags, but then suddenly it develops into a truly gripping read The awfully sinister Oliver Ha...


  8. says:

    What a surprising, interesting book After reading all of W Somerset Maugham s most celebrated works several times over, and delving eagerly into his lesser known though not necessarily lesser in quality material afterwards, this is the first one to completely surprise me.The book is preceded, happily, by a foreword, The Fragment of Autobiography, in which Maugham admits that the characte...


  9. says:

    Maugham s novel The Magician is an aesthetic disaster From the fumbling realism at the beginning of the novel to the childishly Gothic fable that it turns into, the book seems to lack structure, design and well developed characters Maugham himself, on reading the book later, described it aslush and turgidCluttered with adjectives, the writing, bordering on being kitschy, does little to gloss over a story that is formulaic and shallow The plot ...


  10. says:

    Mit Freude habe ich dieses Buch in einer Lesegruppe begonnen, soll die Hauptfigur ja dem legend ren und spannenden Aleister Crowley nachgezeichnet sein Nach Beendigung der Lekt re bin ich mehr als entt uscht und muss mir hier durchaus den Hinweis verkneifen, der sicher als goldene Regel jedem Jungautor auf dem Weg mitgegeben wird Junge schreib ber Sachen, die Du verstehst bzw die Du selbst erlebt hast Die Hauptakteure erinnern fast ein bisschen an Dostojewskis Adeligensalons B rgerliche, Mit Freude habe ich dieses Buch in einer Lesegruppe begonnen, soll die Hauptfigur ja dem legend ren und spannenden Aleister Crowley nachgezeichnet sein Nach Beendigung der Lekt re bin ich mehr als entt uscht und muss mir hier durchaus den Hinweis verkneifen, der sicher als goldene Regel jedem Jungautor auf dem Weg mitgegeben wird Junge schreib ber Sachen, die Du verstehst bzw die Du selbst erlebt hast Die Hauptakteure erinnern fast ein bisschen an Dostojewskis Adeligensalons B rgerliche, die finanziell abgesichert und nicht mehr von Erwerbsarbeit abh ngig ohne substantielles Talent zu irgendwas, das sinnentleerte herumphilosophieren des P...


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