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The prestige

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Set in 1878, this winner of Britain's James Tait Black Award is a haunting novel about two rival stage magicians. A masterpiece of illusion and storytelling magic, this fiercely compelling tale reads like The Alienist interpreted by Robertson Davies. Priest ventures beyond the boundaries of rational belief to illuminate human nature in its most altered states.--Christopher Fowler, Time Out.
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9780312858865
9781483056401
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In the smoke-and-mirrors world of Victorian music halls, two talented young stage magicians vie to be known as the best illusionist in London. Each of them performs a masterful and seemingly impossible illusion, and each is determined to unravel the secret of his rival's trick at any cost. But what starts out as professional jealousy soon escalates into a bitter and deadly obsession whose terrible consequences will still be felt a century later by their descendants, who have their own surprising reasons for wanting to discover the truth. 

One of Christopher Priest's most acclaimed works and winner of both the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the World Fantasy Award, The Prestige is an ingeniously constructed entertainment, a masterpiece of misdirection where nothing is what it seems. Readers who have seen the 2006 film adaptation directed by Christopher Nolan will find that though the book shares many similarities with the movie, it also contains many surprises as well as a chilling ending that the reader will never see coming.

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