The Prestige

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Macmillan, Oct 3, 2006 - Fiction - 368 pages
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In 1878, two young stage magicians clash in the dark during the course of a fraudulent seance. From this moment on, their lives become webs of deceit and revelation as they vie to outwit and expose one another. Their rivalry will take them to the peaks of their careers, but with terrible consequences. In the course of pursuing each other's ruin, they will deploy all the deception their magicians' craft can command - the highest misdirection and the darkest science.
 

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User Review  - nsenger - LibraryThing

The performer is of course not a sorcerer at all, but an actor who plays the part of a sorcerer and who wishes the audience to believe, if only temporarily, that he is in contact with darker powers ... Read full review

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User Review  - thebookmagpie - LibraryThing

I really did rather like this book. I like the writing, and the multiple voices used appealed to me. Some parts dragged (the Angier bit in particular) but overall it was enjoyable enough. And then it ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
13
Section 3
23
Section 4
31
Section 5
41
Section 6
44
Section 7
45
Section 8
59
Section 17
132
Section 18
138
Section 19
139
Section 20
155
Section 21
326
Section 22
333
Section 23
336
Section 24
338

Section 9
68
Section 10
69
Section 11
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Section 12
85
Section 13
114
Section 14
123
Section 15
126
Section 16
129
Section 25
341
Section 26
342
Section 27
349
Section 28
350
Section 29
356
Section 30
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Christopher Priest lives in England.

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