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Carter Beats the Devil

Carter Beats the Devil

Glen David Gold

A dazzling debut, a gripping, panoramic novel of magic and science, love and death set in 1920s America
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Summary

Charles Carter, dubbed Carter the Great by Houdini himself, was born into privilege but became a magician out of need: only when dazzling an audience can he defeat his fear of loneliness. But in 1920s America the stakes are growing higher, as technology and the cinema challenge the allure of magic and Carter's stunts become increasingly audacious. Until the night President Harding takes part in Carter's act only to die two hours later, and Carter finds himself pursued not only by the Secret Service but by a host of others desperate for the terrible secret they believe Harding confided in him.

Seamlessly blending reality and fiction, Gold lays before us a glittering and romantic panorama of our modern world at a point of irrevocable change.

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Title - Carter Beats the Devil

Edition -

Author - Glen David Gold

ISBN 13 - 9780340794999

Imprint - Sceptre

Publisher - Hodder & Stoughton

Date Published - 16/05/2002

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No. of pages -

Binding Type - Paperback

Dimensions - 131 x 197 x 40mm

Weight - 424 g

Languages - English