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The Magician - W. Somerset Maugham

Hardcover Published: 1st August 2005
ISBN: 9781598181654
Number Of Pages: 220

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"Though Aleister Crowley served as the model for Oliver Haddo, it is by no means a portrait of him. I made my character more striking in appearance, more sinister and more ruthless than Crowley ever was. I gave him magical powers that Crowley, though he claimed them, certainly never possessed. Crowley, however, recognized himself in the creature of my invention, for such it was, and wrote a full-page review of the novel in "Vanity Fair," which he signed 'Oliver Haddo.' I did not read it, and wish now that I had. I daresay it was a pretty piece of vituperation, but probably, like his poems, intolerably verbose." -- W. Somerset Maugham

ISBN: 9781598181654
ISBN-10: 1598181653
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 1st August 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.46