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Geoffrey Lamb
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Victorian Magic

Geoffrey Lamb



Conjuring & magic;
British & Irish history;
Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900;
Social & cultural history


168 pages

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First published in 1976. This title brings the Victorian era to life with stories of its spectacular leading magicians, conjurers, illusionists, escapologists, scientific experimenters and tricksters. Geoffrey Lamb describes the kind of people they were and the kind of things they did, whilst keeping intact the mystery surrounding their feats. This skilful reconstruction of this branch of nineteenth-century entertainment gives us a fascinating insight into Victorians and how they liked to be amused. This title will be of interest to students of history.

By:   Geoffrey Lamb
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   31
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 159mm, 
Weight:   408g
ISBN:   9781138193741
ISBN 10:   1138193747
Series:   Routledge Library Editions: The Victorian World
Pages:   168
Publication Date:   June 2016
Audience:   College/higher education ,  A / AS level ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Preface; 1. The Wizard of the North 2. The Travelling Showman 3. Magic with a Foreign Accent 4. The Ghost of Regent Street 5. The Men in the Cabinet 6. Egypt in Piccadilly 7. England's Home of Mystery 8. `Another Man Cut Up Tonight!'; 9. The Queen was Amused 10. Heads and Hartz 11. Society Entertainers; Bibliography; Index

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