Victorian Magic

1st Edition

Geoffrey Lamb

Routledge
Published November 28, 2017
Reference - 168 Pages - 32 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138193772 - CAT# Y226978
Series: Routledge Library Editions: The Victorian World

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Summary

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.

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