Secrets of Conjuring and Magic: Or How to Become a Wizard Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin

ISBN: 9781108032407

Published: November 3rd 2011

Paperback

400 pages


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Secrets of Conjuring and Magic: Or How to Become a Wizard  by  Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin

Secrets of Conjuring and Magic: Or How to Become a Wizard by Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin
November 3rd 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 400 pages | ISBN: 9781108032407 | 9.72 Mb

Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin (1805 71) is often called the father of modern conjuring. His name was later adopted by magician and escape artist Harry Houdini, whose highly sceptical expose of Victorian spiritualism is also published in this series.

TheMoreJean Eugene Robert-Houdin (1805 71) is often called the father of modern conjuring. His name was later adopted by magician and escape artist Harry Houdini, whose highly sceptical expose of Victorian spiritualism is also published in this series. The best-known magician of his time, Robert-Houdin toured France, England and Germany, performed for Queen Victoria, and was sent to French Algeria by Napoleon III to demonstrate the perceived superiority of French magic to the local shamans. This book, originally published in 1868, is devoted primarily to coin and card tricks, but Robert-Houdin also describes many other magical tricks and includes a history of conjuring.

In 1877 the book appeared in this English translation by Louis Hoffmann (1839 1919). Hoffmann (real name Angelo John Lewis, a barrister) had published his own guide to magic in 1876, and both books caused controversy for revealing the secrets of stage magicians in such unprecedented detail.



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