The Shadow

The Shadow infiltrates the sanctum of The Society of United Magicians, an esoteric enclave of illusionists who are hellbent on escaping the ultimate trap: death itself!

The Shadow

Author: Cullen Bunn

Publisher: Dynamite

ISBN: 1606909002

Page: 152

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The Shadow infiltrates the sanctum of The Society of United Magicians, an esoteric enclave of illusionists who are hellbent on escaping the ultimate trap: death itself! Learning the secret of the so-called "Last Illusion" from the spirit of escape artist Harry Houdini himself, The Shadow becomes the next target of their murderous scheme. To thwart their plans, he must evade twisted traps and solve spellbinding puzzles, while simultaneously evading the deadly skills of Sandman, the magician assassin. A good (or evil) magician never reveals his secrets... but the Shadow knows!

The Last Illusion

Jan slowly opened it but immediately took a step back because outside stood
four or five black shadows. It didn't look very auspicious. One of the shadows
moved into the light and said: “Put away those guns boys; we're friends.” He then
told ...

The Last Illusion

Author: Herman Ganzevoort

Publisher: University of Calgary Press

ISBN: 1552380130

Page: 238

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Until now, information about Dutch immigration to Canada has been scarce as much was lost during the German occupation of Holland during World War II. However, Herman Ganzevoort was able to unearth and translate rare letters and articles written by Dutch immigrants during the 1920s, which offer new insight into the struggles the Dutch faced to fit into their new country. The letters opened up the inner dimensions of the immigrants: the reasons for their emigration, their hopes, their fears, and, best of all, their experiences in Canada. These images are not reminiscences screened and filtered by the passage of time but are immediate and compelling. The writers of The Last Illusion: Letters from Dutch Immigrants in the "Land of Opportunity" 1924-1930 shared their feelings and showed an openness that was uncommon in their culture and time. Their words describe the pain caused by separation and loss, and the sense of shared joy and exhilaration when goals were reached.

The Last Illusion

Inflexible Gaditano pride spiked every syllable, and his eyes were coldly
expressionless as he leaned back into the shadows. 'I think the fact that you
came here in person, instead of putting your request through a solicitor, speaks
for itself.

The Last Illusion

Author: Diana Hamilton

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459284372

Page: 186

View: 272

"You drive me wild and then say 'Don't touch'! Do you want me to lose my reason? Who was this man she thought she knew who exercised icy control over his emotions? Four years ago Charley might have believed Sebastian Machado's protestations of love. But now experience had taught her to be wary. It wasn't love, just lust that drove her husband. And Charley had no intention of succumbing!

The Last Illusion

The shadows of the night of death and violence , which the monopolists wish to
bring upon America , are already lengthening . If we fail to save the peace now ,
there will come the day , as certain as , tomorrow ' s sunrise , when the peoples of
 ...

The Last Illusion

Author: Hershel D. Meyer

Publisher:

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Page: 447

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The Last Illusion

For my final illusion I will perform a feat that will amaze and astound you – a feat
never before attempted in the history of magic, a feat fraught with danger and
horror.' The showman, presented to the audience as the stupendous, sensational
 ...

The Last Illusion

Author: Rhys Bowen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472118537

Page: 320

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Irish immigrant and private detective Molly Murphy is thrilled to have a ticket to see world-famous illusionist Harry Houdini. But before he can even take the stage, the opening act goes horribly wrong - and the sensational Signor Scarpelli's lovely assistant is sawed in half. In the aftermath, Scarpelli accuses Houdini of tampering with his equipment. Who else but the so-called Handcuff King could have got a hold of his trunk of tricks, which he keeps under lock and key? And it seems the maestro Scarpelli's not the only one critical of Houdini. Now that he's raised the stakes to such a perilous level, lesser acts are being put out of business. With everyone on edge, Houdini's wife hires Molly to watch his back. But how can she protect a man who literally risks his life every night? Now it's up to Molly to keep an eye on Houdini and find out whether these masters of illusion are simply up to their tricks - or if there truly is something much more treacherous going on... 'Delightful... as ever, Bowen does a splendid job of capturing the flavour of early twentieth-century New York and bringing to life its warm and human inhabitants.' Publishers Weekly 'Molly grows ever more engaging against a vibrant background of New York's dark side at the turn of the century.' Kirkus Reviews

From the Shadow of the Mountain

... the furies of personal interest . " With the collapse of the Loyalists in Spain , all
the great causes seemed to be dead ; and when Stalin made Hitler his ally the
last illusion disappeared that socialism and communism had any real connection
.

From the Shadow of the Mountain

Author: Van Wyck Brooks

Publisher: New York : E.P. Dutton

ISBN:

Page: 202

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Third and final volume of his autobiography covering the story of his life from 1931 to the present.

Lost Illusions

Some of the films discussed in this book include: Five Easy Pieces Chinatown Carnal Knowledge Straw Dogs A Clockwork Orange Mean Streets The Conversation Nashville Shampoo Taxi Driver Apocalypse Now

Lost Illusions

Author: David A. Cook

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520232655

Page: 695

View: 391

Some of the films discussed in this book include: Five Easy Pieces Chinatown Carnal Knowledge Straw Dogs A Clockwork Orange Mean Streets The Conversation Nashville Shampoo Taxi Driver Apocalypse Now

Appletons Journal

... leaned her head , turned half in busy thinking how he should make known the
shadow , wearily against the side of the pavilion , great ... The oak- the last hour
been sitting on the porch of the tree that the lightning had struck was cleft in
cottage , enjoying the revivified air ... he felt an intuitive apswept away the final
illusion of his life , but which prehension that something of unusual import left him
with a ...

Appletons  Journal

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Chambers s Encyclop dia

He in disgust , his last illusion shattered for ever . ... His answer to the last
question shadow . ... He was on his motion ( June 10 , 1789 ) that the tiers-
believed absolutely in the infallibility of his own état sent a final invitation to the
noblesse and ...

Chambers s Encyclop  dia

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The Alexandrians

The last illusions , John thought , and now a world of them . Impalpable shapes
and invisible barriers , as though the tangible were suddenly to dissolve and
shadow become form . Courage , he thought , she has courage to move at all , to
put ...

The Alexandrians

Author: Чарльз Миллз

Publisher:

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Page: 675

View: 402

Panorama of the life of a small Georgia town from the time of its first settlement in 1839 until its centennial a hundred years later.

Newsweek

... the of the Continent could drain from the shadows there dies with it the last
illusion occupied countries . In the elegant gam of those who used to say in Paris
: ' When bling rooms of the Casino , billions of they are coming , we will go to
Monte ...

Newsweek

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Lady of Light and Shadows

Yet last night, with a single weave of magic, the Fey had robbed her of every last
illusion of control. She'd been powerless. Enslaved. Dominated and controlled by
the magical will of another. She sat up and drew her knees to her chest.

Lady of Light and Shadows

Author: C. L. Wilson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062023691

Page: 432

View: 649

“I love this book.” —Christine Feehan The incomparable C.L. Wilson brings her phenomenal Tairen Soul novels to Avon Books! Lady of Light and Shadows is the second book in the epic romantic adventure that combines sweeping fantasy with breathtaking paranormal romance. USA Today and New York Times bestseller C. L. Wilson continues the stirring, magical romance of Ellysetta, the woodcutter’s beautiful daughter, and the tormented Fey King Rain, as darkness rises up all around them, determined to destroy their love and their world.

Br cke

A waste is perhaps nothing but the landscape that is itself an illusion and a wraith
and a shadow, some kind of warm dust in a drowse, that last illusion of mine that
there is still some place in us and around us in which we can hide from our ...

Br  cke

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The Shadow Within

win ' s intuitions he may have guessed that without some final illusion concerning
human central position , man dies . To a fair extent , Darwin was himself a victim
of false assumptions . He never questioned , for example , the assumption that ...

The Shadow Within

Author: Richard L. Cherry

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 476

View: 434

To think and write intelligently, one must become aware of the larger issues and problems that concern modern man. In order to provide a developing writer with a perspective that is broad, social, cultural, and historical, editors Cherry, Conley and Hirsch have compiled a wide variety of literary selections that include: essays (descriptive, narrative, argument and persuasion, exposition, definition, comparison and contrast, cause and effect, problem-solution, example and illustration, classification and division); short stories; and poems. Arranged thematically, selections explore the nature of man, his relationships to his natural and cultural environments, and his continuous search for a viable identity. Part one considers man's need to perceive himself as being of special significance in relation to the universe and the natural world. Part two deals with man's search for a viable identity through culture and civilization. Part three explores the role of modern technology in contemporary culture and the nature of the responsibilities it imposes on man. Part four examines mans use of his own creative and imaginative potential in his search for valid definitions of himself and of reality. Part five is concerned with man's need and capacity to achieve a new and viable harmony with a rapidly changing world--From publisher description.

The Living Screen

The last illusion has vanished . The shadows have stolen away until another day
. " I've come up for inquisitive reasons , you say , note - book in hand , as you look
in through the steel door of the upper room . The projectionist , busy with the ...

The Living Screen

Author: Frederick Clifton Bond

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 78

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Poems of Julius Rodenberg

Fluttering clouds with their shadows Move o ' er the sunny land . O how the sun ,
bright ... But in grief too bliss we ' re sharing ; E ' en last illusion brings glee :
These times to the heart despairing A symbol should ever be . IN SPRING . I see
the ...

Poems of Julius Rodenberg

Author: Julius Rodenberg

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 128

View: 387

End of an Illusion

It was on his return to Washington on February 11 that he had his last interviews
in his office . ... when , in intense pain , he made his final odyssey to Europe with
the shadow of death upon him . . . to grapple again with the Berlin crisis .

End of an Illusion

Author: James Avery Joyce

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 274

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