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The Prestige Christopher Priest

The Prestige By Christopher Priest

The Prestige by Christopher Priest

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'A brilliantly constructed entertainment, with a plot as simple and intricate as a nest of Chinese boxes...a dizzying magic show of a novel' WASHINGTON POST

The Prestige Summary

The Prestige: The literary masterpiece about a feud that spans generations by Christopher Priest

Two 19th century stage illusionists, the aristocratic Rupert Angier and the working-class Alfred Borden, engage in a bitter and deadly feud; the effects are still being felt by their respective families a hundred years later. Working in the gaslight-and-velvet world of Victorian music halls, they prowl edgily in the background of each other's shadowy life, driven to the extremes by a deadly combination of obsessive secrecy and insatiable curiosity. At the heart of the row is an amazing illusion they both perform during their stage acts. The secret of the magic is simple, and the reader is in on it almost from the start, but to the antagonists the real mystery lies deeper. Both have something more to hide than the mere workings of a trick.

The Prestige Reviews

Stylish, enigmatic and enthralling ... Highly recommended. * *

About Christopher Priest

Christopher Priest's novels have built him an inimitable dual reputation as a contemporary novelist and a leading figure in modern SF and fantasy. His novel THE PRESTIGE won both a prestigious literary award and a major genre prize; THE SEPARATION won Britain's two major SF awards.

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The Prestige: The literary masterpiece about a feud that spans generations by Christopher Priest
Used - Very Good
Orion Publishing Co
Winner of World Fantasy Award 1996 (UK) Winner of James Tait Black Memorial Prize 1995 (UK) Short-listed for Arthur C. Clarke Award 1996 (UK) Short-listed for British Science Fiction Association Award for Best Novel 1996 (UK)
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