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Memoirs of Robert-Houdin This Is A Reproduction Of A Book Published Before 1923 This Book May Have Occasional Imperfections Such As Missing Or Blurred Pages, Poor Pictures, Errant Marks, Etc That Were Either Part Of The Original Artifact, Or Were Introduced By The Scanning Process We Believe This Work Is Culturally Important, And Despite The Imperfections, Have Elected To Bring It Back Into Print As Part Of Our Continuing Commitment To The Preservation Of Printed Works Worldwide We Appreciate Your Understanding Of The Imperfections In The Preservation Process, And Hope You Enjoy This Valuable Book.


10 thoughts on “Memoirs of Robert-Houdin

  1. says:

    I downloaded this from the internet archive, as research for something I m writing, I think its out of print It is the story of Robert Houdin a Magician in France in the 19th Century he is thought to be the father of modern magic and illusion The story starts in his youth, how he trained as a clockmaker and then met a traveling magician who he befriended, before learning the tricks of the trade After this opening section, there isn t really an over aching narrative and the book is largely s I downloaded this from the internet archive, as research for something I m writing, I think its out of print It is the story of Robert Houdin a Magician in France in the 19th Century he is thought to be the father of modern magic and illusion The story starts in his youth, how he trained as a clockmaker and then met a traveling magician who he befriended, before learning the tricks of the trade After this opening section, there isn t really an over aching narrative and the book is largely sequential anecdotes about his stage performances and magic tricks mostly how they nearly went wrong and how he salvaged them through his quick thinking and skill Often he reveals how certain illusions were done after discussing them I found the characters and the world of the 19...


  2. says:

    The life and times of an expert clockwork automata maker, amateur electrical engineer, and world travelling pioneer of stage magic turn out to be an entertaining adventure Who could have guessed Only odd in that he barely mentions his wife and children ou...


  3. says:

    Jean Eug ne Robert Houdin was a wonderful storyteller, and gives a marvelous account of his life He was the magician from whom Houdini got his name He invented the greatest automata that were ever built I get the sense that he is an unreliable narrator, and that he may have exaggerated some events to enhance his story, but it s always entertaining As he writes, It is certainly a singular occupation for a man to whom frankness is natural, to be continually engaged in concealing his thought Jean Eug ne Robert Houdin was a wonderful storyteller, and gives a marvelous account of his life He was the magician from whom Houdini got his name He invented the greatest automata that were ever built I get the sense that he is an unreliable narrator, and that he may have exaggerated some events to enhance his story, but it s always entertaining As he writes, It is certainly a singular occupation for a man to whom frankness is natural, to be continually engaged in concealing his thoughts, and seeking the best way of making dupes But may it not also be urged that dissimulation and falsehood become qualities or defects according to the purpose they are employed for Does not the merchant, for instance...


  4. says:

    Although he often describes superfluous details making the narrative uneasy, you re in for a fantastical journey of a man who stands as one of the key figures of professional stage magic What shocked me the most was his grit and apparent ease in which he grabbed patience to accomplish his goals and also ...