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Marvellous magicians : the greatest magicians of all time! / Lydia Corry.

Corry, Lydia, (author.).

Available copies

  • 3 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Eckhart PL - Main J 793.8 COR (Text) 840191003086850 Children's New - Lower Level In process -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library J 793.8092 COR (Text) 78551000382691 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
Morgan Co PL - Monrovia Branch J 793.8092 COR (Text) 78551000383178 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
Whiting PL - Whiting +793.809 C817 (Text) 51735012075445 Children's department Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780500652213
  • ISBN: 050065221X
  • Physical Description: 43 pages ; 1 volume : illustrations (colour) ; 30 cm
  • Publisher: London : Thames and Hudson, 2020.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
The art of illusion -- It's show time! -- Automatons -- The chess player -- Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin -- Richard Potter -- Harry Kellar -- Long Tack Sam -- A magician's toolbox -- Adelaide Herrmann -- Harry Houdini -- Howard Thurston -- More marvellous magicians -- Dante -- The art of the magician's assistant -- Guarding magical secrets -- Magic today -- Becoming a magician -- The eight effects of magic.
Summary, etc.:
A great magician never reveals their secrets, but Marvelous Magicians reveals the names of eight groundbreaking illusionists, both famous and lesser-known, who shaped modern magic. Through a magical blend of biography, history, and illustration, this book spotlights an array of magicians, including one of the first female magicians, Adelaide Herrmann; African American illusionist Richard Potter, "The Handcuff King" Harry Houdini, and Houdin, Houdini's namesake and inspiration. With two spectacular fold-out pages revealing the secret workings of the Automaton Chess Player and Howard Thurston's dramatic transformation of an empty box into a world of wonders, this book examines the early history of magic, the eight magic effects on which all tricks are based, the necessary components of a magician's toolbox, and the underrated role of the magician's assistant. The book's grand finale features advice on becoming a magician, an introduction to contemporary magicians from around the world, and an exploration of the hidden societies who have kept the secrets of illusions closely guarded for decades.
Subject: Magicians > Juvenile literature.

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