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Prestige (Folio Science Fiction) (English and French Edition)

Christopher Priest

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ISBN 10: 2070340775 / ISBN 13: 9782070340774
Published by Gallimard Education, 2006
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: Prestige (Folio Science Fiction) (English ...

Publisher: Gallimard Education

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

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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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