The Prestige ebook
by Christopher Priest
The Prestige is a 1995 novel by British writer Christopher Priest. The novel tells the story of a prolonged feud between two stage magicians in late 1800s England.
The Prestige is a 1995 novel by British writer Christopher Priest. It is epistolary in structure; that is, it purports to be a collection of real diaries that were kept by the protagonists and later collated. The title derives from the novel's fictional practice of stage illusions having three parts: the setup, the performance, and the prestige (effect).
In writing The Prestige (1995), Christopher Priest (1943–) took this idea and enriched it with many more things . The Prestige is probably Priest’s most famous novel, having been filmed memorably by Christopher Nolan in 2006.
In writing The Prestige (1995), Christopher Priest (1943–) took this idea and enriched it with many more things: the iconic gaslit world of Victorian-Edwardian England, a deep engagement with the art of stage magic, and his own abiding questions about how much the tellers of stories should be trusted. Earlier Priest novels such as The Affirmation (1981) or The Glamour (1984) have unreliable narrators who lead you into dizzying labyrinths where nothing is certain, not even the ‘I’ who is telling you the story.
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Christopher Priest's The Prestige has the patter to go with the trick, says Alex Clark
Christopher Priest's The Prestige has the patter to go with the trick, says Alex Clark. When struggling journalist Andrew Westley receives a mysterious book in the post - the memoirs of Alfred Borden, the self-styled 'Professeur de Magie' - his interest is piqued; not least because he was adopted at birth, and one of the few things he knows about his birth family is that they were called Borden.
Christopher Priest was born in Cheshire, England. In 2006, The Prestige was made into a major production by Newmarket Films. Directed by Christopher Nolan, The Prestige went straight to N. US box office. It received two Academy Award nominations. He began writing soon after leaving school and has been a full-time freelance writer since 1968 . Other novels, including Fugue For a Darkening Island and The Glamour, are currently in preparation for filming. He is Vice-President of the H. G. Wells Christopher Priest was born in Cheshire, England.
Author: Christopher Priest. Flyleaf: After ten years of quietude, author Christopher Priest (nominated one of the Best of Young British Novelists in 1983) returns with a triumphant tale of dueling prestidigitators and impossible acts. In 1878, two young stage magicians clash in a darkened salon during the course of a fraudulent sйance. From this moment, their lives spin webs of deceit and exposure as they feud to outwit each other
Christopher Priest (novelist). Christopher Priest (born 14 July 1943) is a British novelist and science fiction writer.
Christopher Priest (novelist). His works include Fugue for a Darkening Island, The Inverted World, The Affirmation, The Glamour, The Prestige, and The Separation. Priest has been strongly influenced by the science fiction of H. Wells and in 2006 was appointed Vice-President of the international H. Wells Society. Priest was born in Cheadle, Cheshire, England.
Christopher Priest is the author of the 1995 World Fantasy Award-winning novel, The Prestige (whose 2006 film adaptation of the same namesake went on to be a two-time Academy Award nominated box office hit). Born in Cheshire, England, Priest has spent most of his life as a full-time freelance writer. He currently lives on the Isle of Bute, in west Scotland.