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The Resource Masters of mystery : the strange friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini, Christopher Sandford

Masters of mystery : the strange friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini, Christopher Sandford

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Masters of mystery : the strange friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini
Title
Masters of mystery
Title remainder
the strange friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Sandford
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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 Using previously unpublished material on the murky relationship between Houdini and Conan Doyle, this sometimes macabre, sometimes comic tale tells the fascinating story of the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"--
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Writing style
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
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10075192
Cataloging source
DLC
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1956-
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Sandford, Christopher
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Houdini, Harry
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan
  • Magicians
  • Authors, Scottish
  • Spiritualism
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the strange friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini
Label
Masters of mystery : the strange friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini, Christopher Sandford
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
841202
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 281 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780230619500
Lccn
2011022076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780230619500
  • (OCoLC)ocn706021015
Label
Masters of mystery : the strange friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini, Christopher Sandford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
841202
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 281 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780230619500
Lccn
2011022076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780230619500
  • (OCoLC)ocn706021015

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