Gold, Glen David: Carter Beats the Devil. First Edition/First Printing.« back
This is a first edition and first printing of Carter Beats the Devil by Glen David Gold, published by Sceptre in 2001.
The book and protected dust jacket are in Fine condition with no inscriptions and not price clipped.
The mysterious death of President Harding in 1923 is only the curtain raiser to this extraordinary novel of magic and science. Charles Carter is Carter the Great, a name given to him by the supreme showman, Harry Houdini. Carter was born into privilege but became a magician out of need. Only at the moment of the performance, when an audience is brought together by a single experience, can Carter defeat his crippling fear of loneliness. But with every step into the twentieth Century, the stakes are growing higher. Science and the cinema are fast out-stripping even the master magician and instead of that single magic moment, there is only a headlong rush into an uncertain future.
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