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The magicians : a novel

Author: Lev Grossman
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2016. ©2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Overview: The New York Times bestselling novel about a young man practicing magic in the real world. Like everyone else, precocious high school senior Quentin Coldwater assumes that magic isn't real, until he finds himself admitted to a very secretive and exclusive college of magic in upstate New York. There he indulges in joys of college-friendship, love, sex, and booze- and receives a rigorous education in modern
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fantasy fiction
Bildungsromans
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lev Grossman
ISBN: 9780452296299 0452296293
OCLC Number: 956320918
Notes: Originally published: New York : Viking, 2009.
Description: 402 pages, 18 pages : map ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Lev Grossman.

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Overview: The New York Times bestselling novel about a young man practicing magic in the real world. Like everyone else, precocious high school senior Quentin Coldwater assumes that magic isn't real, until he finds himself admitted to a very secretive and exclusive college of magic in upstate New York. There he indulges in joys of college-friendship, love, sex, and booze- and receives a rigorous education in modern sorcery. But magic doesn't bring the happiness and adventure Quentin thought it would. After graduation, he and his friends stumble upon a secret that sets them on a remarkable journey that may just fulfill Quentin's yearning. But their journey turns out to be darker and more dangerous than they'd imagined.

$a Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable. A high school math genius, he's secretly fascinated with a series of children's fantasy novels set in a magical land called Fillory, and real life is disappointing by comparison. When Quentin is unexpectedly admitted to an elite, secret college of magic, it looks like his wildest dreams may have come true. But his newfound powers lead him down a rabbit hole of hedonism and disillusionment, and ultimately to the dark secret behind the story of Fillory. The land of his childhood fantasies turns out to be much darker and more dangerous than he ever could have imagined... "The Magicians" is one of the most daring and inventive works of literary fantasy in years. No one who has escaped into the worlds of Narnia or Harry Potter should miss this breathtaking return to the landscape of imagination. -- from back cover.

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