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    DescriptionOn Deception presents the highlights of Houdini's writings on illusions, revealing him to have been a remarkably prescient champion of rationalism and an ardent opponent of the duping of susceptible individuals. Throughout his life, the world's most famous escapologist strove to expose the methods and tricks of illusionists and sham spiritualists. Studying entertainers and criminals alike, Houdini investigates the tricks of the mind and sleights of hand that have deceived people throughout history. The magician's writings caused a public sensation; legend has it that The Right Way to do Wrong was bought in bulk by burglars in an attempt to guard the tricks of their trade. This collection also includes Houdini's revelations about the methods behind some of his own most famous tricks, and articles he wrote to expose his imitators, demonstrating him to be unarguably the master of his craft.


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    Title
    On Deception
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Harry Houdini, Foreword by Derren Brown
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 112
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 190 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 113 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781843916130
    ISBN 10: 1843916134
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PER
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.8
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    Publisher
    Hesperus Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Hesperus Press Ltd
    Publication date
    01 July 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Harry Houdini (1874-1926) was a magician, escapologist and performer of stunts, as well as a sceptic and investigator of spiritualists. He produced films, acted, and penned numerous books. Derren Brown is a well-known English magician, mentalist, and psychological illusionist.