A Magician s Tour Up and Down and Round about the Earth

A Magician s Tour Up and Down and Round about the Earth

Kellar & Fay made a triumphal tour through Cuba , and in March , 1874 , sailed for Mexico , on board the Royal Mail ... Of course a magician can do almost anything , but he could not , as his associate was not built on the plan of the ...

Author: Harry Kellar

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ISBN: PRNC:32101061115497

Category: Magic tricks

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Categories: Magic tricks

A Magician s Tour

A Magician s Tour

Author: Harry Kellar

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ISBN: OCLC:45876797

Category: Magic

Page: 226

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Categories: Magic

Here Is Real Magic

Here Is Real Magic

TOUR A magician's tour is like a fisherman's voyage. For months the fishermen live on land, laying in stores and preparing their ship. Then one day they disappear to the sea and enter another world where the bureaucracy of daily life ...

Author: Nate Staniforth

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781632864260

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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An extraordinary memoir about finding wonder in everyday life, from magician Nate Staniforth. Nate Staniforth has spent most of his life and all of his professional career trying to understand wonder--what it is, where to find it, and how to share it with others. He became a magician because he learned at a young age that magic tricks don't have to be frivolous. Magic doesn't have to be about sequins and smoke machines--rather, it can create a moment of genuine astonishment. But after years on the road as a professional magician, crisscrossing the country and performing four or five nights a week, every week, Nate was disillusioned, burned out, and ready to quit. Instead, he went to India in search of magic. Here Is Real Magic follows Nate Staniforth's evolution from an obsessed young magician to a broken wanderer and back again. It tells the story of his rediscovery of astonishment--and the importance of wonder in everyday life--during his trip to the slums of India, where he infiltrated a three-thousand-year-old clan of street magicians. Here Is Real Magic is a call to all of us--to welcome awe back into our lives, to marvel in the everyday, and to seek magic all around us.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A Magician s Tour Up and Down and Round about the Earth

A Magician s Tour  Up and Down and Round about the Earth

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Author: Harry Kellar

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 0469026022

Category: History

Page: 210

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A Magician s Tour

A Magician s Tour

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Author: Harry Kellar

Publisher: Scholar's Choice

ISBN: 129808847X

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Page: 212

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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A Magician s Tour

A Magician s Tour

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Author: Harry Kellar

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ISBN: 0371275059

Category: History

Page: 382

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Conjuring Asia

Conjuring Asia

However, the literature exhibits no double standards about the difference between magicians and muggles with ... magician Harry Kellar, a giant of the Golden Age, whose 1886 memoirs include colourful stories of his tour around Asia.

Author: Chris Goto-Jones

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316720622

Category: History

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The promise of magic has always commanded the human imagination, but the story of industrial modernity is usually seen as a process of disenchantment. Drawing on the writings and performances of the so-called 'Golden Age Magicians' from the turn of the twentieth century, Chris Goto-Jones unveils the ways in which European and North American encounters with (and representations of) Asia - the fabled Mystic East - worked to re-enchant experiences of the modern world. Beginning with a reconceptualization of the meaning of 'modern magic' itself - moving beyond conventional categories of 'real' and 'fake' magic - Goto-Jones' acclaimed book guides us on a magical mystery tour around India, China, and Japan, showing us levitations and decapitations, magic duels and bullet catches, goldfish bowls and paper butterflies. In the end, this mesmerizing book reveals Orientalism as a kind of magic in itself, casting a spell over Western culture that leaves it transformed, even today.
Categories: History

A Magician s Tour Up and Down and Round About the Earth

A Magician s Tour  Up and Down and Round About the Earth

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Author: Harry Kellar

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ISBN: 1330891643

Category: History

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Excerpt from A Magician's Tour, Up and Down and Round About the Earth: Being the Life and Adventures of the American Nostradamus, Harry Kellar About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Diary of a Tour in Greece Turkey Egypt and the Holy Land

Diary of a Tour in Greece  Turkey  Egypt  and the Holy Land

A MAGICIAN . 155 We hurried over our dinner , to prepare for the magician's visit , which we thought appropriate to a new year's eve . Our necromancer , however , had neither a fine nor prepossessing countenance .

Author: Mary Georgiana Emma Seymour Dawson Damer

Publisher: Gale and the British Library

ISBN: MINN:31951002053720I

Category: Middle East

Page: 356

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Categories: Middle East

Diary of a Tour in Greece Turkey Egypt and the Holy Land

Diary of a Tour in Greece  Turkey  Egypt and the Holy Land

A MAGICIAN . 155 We hurried over our dinner , to prepare for the magician's visit , which we thought appropriate to a new year's eve . Our necromancer , however , had neither a fine nor prepossessing countenance .

Author: G. L. Dawson Damer

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ISBN: BSB:BSB10466617

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Page: 304

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The Last Greatest Magician in the World

The Last Greatest Magician in the World

Another manager, Edwin Geach, had been responsible for Dante the magician's tour of Australia several years earlier. When it was time for Thurston's round of drinks, he ordered champagne and cigars for the group, and then tipped the ...

Author: Jim Steinmeyer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101486344

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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Here is the seminal biography of the magician's magician, Howard Thurston, a man who surpassed Houdini in the eyes of showmen and fans and set the standard fro how stage magic is performed today. Everyone knows Houdini-but who was Thurston? In this rich, vivid biography of the "greatest magician in the world," celebrated historian of stage magic Jim Steinmeyer captures the career and controversies of the wonder-worker extraordinaire, Howard Thurston. The public's fickleness over magicians has left Thurston all but forgotten today. Yet Steinmeyer shows how his story is one of the most remarkable in show business. During his life, from 1869 to 1936, Thurston successfully navigated the most dramatic changes in entertainment-from street performances to sideshows to wagon tours through America's still-wild West to stage magic amid the glitter of grand theaters. Thurston became one of America's most renowned vaudeville stars, boldly performing an act with just a handful of playing cards, and then had the foresight to leave vaudeville, expanding his show into an extravaganza with more than forty tons of apparatusand costumes. His touring production was an American institution for nearly thirty years, and Thurston earned a brand name equal to Ziegfeld or Ringling Brothers. Steinmeyer explores the stage and psychological rivalry between Thurston and Houdini during the first decades of the twentieth century- a contest that Thurston won. He won with a bigger show, a more successful reputation, and the title of America's greatest magician. In The Last Greatest Magician in the World, Thurston's magic show is revealed as the one that animates our collective memories.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Magician s Study

The Magician s Study

Detailing the life of Jazz Age magician Robert 'The Great' Rouncival, The Magician's Study is an extended tour of the deceased conjurer's study and the wondrous possessions therein.

Author: Tobias Seamon

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ISBN: 1885586981

Category: Fiction

Page: 182

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Detailing the life of Jazz Age magician Robert 'The Great' Rouncival, The Magician's Study is an extended tour of the deceased conjurer's study and the wondrous possessions therein. Through these disparate objects, including a desk stolen from Chekhov's estate, the audacious personality of the young magician is revealed. Cantankerous, acerbic, self-centred and an inebriate womaniser, Robert nevertheless captures the imagination as he blazes a blackly comic path from Bowery flophouse to stardom upon the great stages of the world.
Categories: Fiction

Around the World with a Magician and a Juggler

Around the World with a Magician and a Juggler

While in Spain, D'Alvini entered into a contract with Patrizio, who was himself a famous magician, to visit South America and the West Indies. On the opposite page is a portrait of Patrizio, who made a tour of the United States, ...

Author: Hardin J. Burlingame

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ISBN: UVA:X000844017

Category: Jugglers

Page: 172

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Categories: Jugglers

The Manual of Darkness

The Manual of Darkness

was touched to think of Grouse dusting off the leather case before slipping his well-oiled picklocks and his copies of Modern Magic and A Magician's Tour inside. He imagined him standing on the poop deck of the ship taking him to ...

Author: Enrique de Heriz

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780297860549

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The world's best magician is going blind, but is there a story in his past that can save him? Victor Losa has spent his life studying magic. His mentor, Mario Galvan, taught him not only the practical aspects of the art, but also its history and the lives of famous Victorian magicians such as Hoffman, Maskelyne, and Cooke, and the most enigmatic historical figure of all, Peter Grouse, a pickpocket who decided to challenge the best magicians of the day. But suddenly things change for Victor Losa, just as he is proclaimed the world's best magician. A light appears in his eye, but this is no magic trick - he is diagnosed with a rare degenerative condition of the optical nerve. In short, he is rapidly going blind. As he loses his sight, Victor finds that there are new ways to conjure the world through stories of the past, present and future. And finally he learns the secret behind his mentor's teachings.
Categories: Fiction

Report of a Tour Through the Bengal Provinces of Patna Gaya Mongir and Bhagalpur

Report of a Tour Through the Bengal Provinces of Patna  Gaya  Mongir  and Bhagalpur

I quote the part ( page 2 ) : “ In the kingdom of Magadha there once lived seven brothers who were magicians . At a distance of a mile from their abode lived two brothers , sons of a Khan The magicians at once recognised that it was a ...

Author: J. D. Beglar

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ISBN: OXFORD:N13599777

Category: Bengal (India)

Page: 213

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Categories: Bengal (India)

The Soul Hypnotist

The Soul Hypnotist

“You are the reason why we cannot go to the other dimension,” the magician said as he started to get very angry. Laoise looked at both the tour guide and her security guard as she was very confused at what the magician was talking about ...

Author: Edwina Orelus

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781683480853

Category: Fiction

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Edwina Orelus 8590 After Laoise watches her father, Abiageal, die when she was merely six years old, her mother, Clymene, regrettably cannot continue to take care of her. Her mother immediately gives her up for adoption to a rich family with parents, Ahab and Iezabel. Laoise’s adoptive parents eventually force her to leave her true soul mate, Alsainder, and marry a rich man named Matchitehew. Little do they know, Matchitehew has an agreement to give the souls of special young women like Laoise to the devil.
Categories: Fiction

A Magician Among the Spirits

A Magician Among the Spirits

"My old-time travelling companion, William M. Fay, * This refers to our contemplated tour of the world. ... but just a mystery entertainment. told me four years ago while on a visit here A MAGICIAN AMONG THE SPIRITS 27 9781108027489_0057.

Author: Harry Houdini

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108027489

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 354

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Harry Houdini (1874-1926), whose real name was Erik Weisz, was one of the most famous magicians and escapologists of all time. He was highly sceptical of the many claims made concerning psychic and paranormal phenomena, which were very popular in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He attended hundreds of séances for the purposes of his study, and never experienced one he believed genuine. In this book, published in 1924, he described the mediums and psychics whom he revealed as fraudulent, exposing the tricks which had convinced many notable scientists and academics. These included spirit writing, table rapping, spirit manifestations, and levitation. Among those he revealed as frauds was the famous medium Mina Crandon, and his exposures led to a public split with his former friend Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a firm believer. The book is a fascinating account of superstition and gullibility.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit