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  • Published: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407019871
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256
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The Magician




Stunningly rejacketed as part of a major reinvention of this neglected 20th century master

THERE IS BUT ONE LAW: EAT OR BE EATEN.

Stopmouth and his family know of no other life than the daily battle to survive. To live they must hunt rival species, or negotiate flesh-trade with those who crave meat of the freshest human kind.

It is a savage, desperate existence. And for Stopmouth, considered slow-witted hunt-fodder by his tribe, the future looks especially bleak. But then, on the day he is callously betrayed by his brother, a strange and beautiful woman falls from the sky.

It is a moment that will change his destiny, and that of all humanity, forever.

With echoes of Tarzan, Conan and the Truman Show, Peadar Ó Guilín's debut is an action and ideas packed blockbuster that will challenge your perceptions of humanity and leave you hungry for more.

  • Pub date: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407019871
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

About the Author

W. Somerset Maugham

William Somerset Maugham was born in 1874 and lived in Paris until he was ten. He was educated at King’s School, Canterbury, and at Heidelberg University. He spent some time at St. Thomas’ Hospital with the idea of practising medicine, but the success of his first novel, Liza of Lambeth, published in 1897, won him over to literature. Of Human Bondage, the first of his masterpieces, came out in 1915, and with the publication in 1919 of The Moon and Sixpence his reputation as a novelist was established. At the same time his fame as a successful playwright and writer was being consolidated with acclaimed productions of various plays and the publication of several short story collections. His other works include travel books, essays, criticism and the autobiographical The Summing Up and A Writer’s Notebook. In 1927 Somerset Maugham settled in the South of France and lived there until his death in 1965

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Praise for The Magician

“You will acknowledge Maugham as the Master”

New Statesman

“[Maugham is] a great artist . . . a genius”

Theodore Dreiser


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