Fiction Christopher Priest The Prestige

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The Prestige

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9780312147051: The Prestige

In 1878, two young stage magicians clash in a darkened salon during the course of a fraudulent se+a7ance, and from this moment, they try to expose and outwit each other at every turn. Winner of Britain's James Tait Black Award.

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The Washington Post called this "a dizzying magic show of a novel, chock-a-block with all the props of Victorian sensation fiction: seances, multiple narrators, a family curse, doubles, a lost notebook, wraiths, and disembodied spirits; a haunted house, awesome mad-doctor machinery, a mausoleum, and ghoulish horrors; a misunderstood scientist, impossible disappearances; the sins of the fathers visited upon their descendants." Winner of the 1996 World Fantasy Award, The Prestige is even better than that, because unlike many Victorians, Priest writes crisp, unencumbered prose. And anyone who's ever thrilled to the arcing electricity in the "It's alive!" scene in Frankenstein will relish the "special effects" by none other than Nikola Tesla.

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Born in London in 1970, Christopher Nolan began making films at the age of seven using his father's super 8mm camera and an assortment of male-action figures. He graduated to making films involving real people, with his surrealist short film 'tarantella' shown on US television in 1989. Chris studied English Literature at University College London while starting to make 16mm films at the college film society.

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