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Nightmare alley, William Lindsay Gresham ; introduction by James Smythe

Label
Nightmare alley
Title
Nightmare alley
Statement of responsibility
William Lindsay Gresham ; introduction by James Smythe
Creator
Contributor
Author
Author of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Stanton Carlisle, employed as a carny at a travelling circus watches their freak-show geek - an abject alcoholic, the object of the voyeuristic crowd's gleeful disgust and derision - and wonders how a man could fall so low. There's no way in hell, he vows, that anything like that will ever happen to him. Unlike the tragic figure he sees before him, Stan is young, clever and ambitious and quick to learn from the other carnival acts. Initially teaming up with a beautiful but vulnerable woman as part of a double act in which he mesmerises her, Stan soon leaves his circus days behind him, becoming a successful spiritualist who exploits the weak and the wealthy. But even the very best con-men can meet their match...
Cataloging source
QBOO
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1909-1962
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Gresham, William Lindsay
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Smythe, James
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  • Sideshows
  • Circus performers
  • Mediums
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • Carnivals
  • Married people
  • Spiritualists
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Nightmare alley, William Lindsay Gresham ; introduction by James Smythe
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • First published 1946 in the United States by Rinehart & Company. First published in Great Britain in hardback by Heinemann 1947
  • "Now a major feature film" -- cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000069900402
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Movie tie-in.
Extent
xii, 372 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781526640864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1268425717
Label
Nightmare alley, William Lindsay Gresham ; introduction by James Smythe
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • First published 1946 in the United States by Rinehart & Company. First published in Great Britain in hardback by Heinemann 1947
  • "Now a major feature film" -- cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000069900402
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Movie tie-in.
Extent
xii, 372 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781526640864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1268425717

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