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Masters of mystery : the strange friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini, Christopher Sandford

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Masters of mystery : the strange friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini
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Masters of mystery
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the strange friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini
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Christopher Sandford
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"Renowned mystery author Arthur Conan Doyle and famous illusionist Harry Houdini first met in 1920, during the magician's tour of England. At the time, Conan Doyle had given up his lucrative writing career, killing off Sherlock Holmes in the process, in order to concentrate on his increasingly manic interest in Spiritualism. Houdini, who regularly conducted seances in an attempt to reach his late mother, was also infatuated with the idea of what he called a "living afterlife," though his enthusiasm came to be tempered by his ability to expose fraudulent mediums, many of whom employed crude variations of his own well-known illusions. Using previously unpublished material on the murky relationship between Houdini and Conan Doyle, this sometimes macabre, sometimes comic tale tells the fascinating story of the relationship between two of the most loved figures of the 20th century and their pursuit of magic and lost loved ones"--
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Title
Masters of mystery
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Summary
"Renowned mystery author Arthur Conan Doyle and famous illusionist Harry Houdini first met in 1920, during the magician's tour of England. At the time, Conan Doyle had given up his lucrative writing career, killing off Sherlock Holmes in the process, in order to concentrate on his increasingly manic interest in Spiritualism. Houdini, who regularly conducted seances in an attempt to reach his late mother, was also infatuated with the idea of what he called a "living afterlife," though his enthusiasm came to be tempered by his ability to expose fraudulent mediums, many of whom employed crude variations of his own well-known illusions. Using previously unpublished material on the murky relationship between Houdini and Conan Doyle, this sometimes macabre, sometimes comic tale tells the fascinating story of the relationship between two of the most loved figures of the 20th century and their pursuit of magic and lost loved ones"--
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collective biography
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10075192
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DLC
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793.8092/2
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1545.H8
LC item number
S26 2011
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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the strange friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini
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the strange friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini
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Christopher Sandford
Masters of mystery : the strange friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini, Christopher Sandford
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Masters of mystery : the strange friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini, Christopher Sandford
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 281 p., [10] p. of plates
Isbn
9780230619500
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011022076
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cat55revcat49
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