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Houdini and Conan Doyle, Christopher Sandford

Label
Houdini and Conan Doyle
Title
Houdini and Conan Doyle
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Sandford
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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 Using previously unpublished material on the murky relationship between Houdini and Conan Doyle, this sometimes macabre, sometimes comic tale tells the fascinating story of the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"--
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sandford, Christopher
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Houdini, Harry
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan
  • Magicians
  • Spiritualism
  • Authors, English
Label
Houdini and Conan Doyle, Christopher Sandford
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"The great magician and the inventor of Sherlock Holmes. Friends of genius. Deadly rivals." -- Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000048128779
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 281 p., [10] p. of plates
Isbn
9780715642801
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Label
Houdini and Conan Doyle, Christopher Sandford
Publication
Note
"The great magician and the inventor of Sherlock Holmes. Friends of genius. Deadly rivals." -- Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000048128779
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 281 p., [10] p. of plates
Isbn
9780715642801
Other physical details
ill., ports.

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