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New York, NY 1976 Cloth Reprint New in New jacket 8vo-over 7?"-9?" Tall. New York, NY, Delacorte Press, 1976. Reprint. 8vo. Black cloth with silver lettering embossed on spine, ... red top edge on text block, 242 pp. New in a new dust jacket, protected by a mylar cover. Read more Show Less

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  • ISBN-13: 9780440051596
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/1976

Meet the Author

William Goldman
William Goldman
His name may be most familiar from award-winning screenplays such as All the President's Men, but William Goldman had a previous life as an original, enthralling novelist who is worth exploring both for his books that would become great movies (The Princess Bride, Marathon Man) and for the ones that didn't.

Biography

William Goldman, screenwriter, prior to Dreamcatcher, adapted the Stephen King books Hearts in Atlantis and Misery for Castle Rock Entertainment.

Goldman won Academy Awards® for his adaptation of the incisive political expose, All the President's Men, and for his original script, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Both screenplays also earned him Writers Guild Awards. Other honors include Lifetime Achievement Awards from the WGA and from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. Goldman has been an author for forty-five years.

Since his first novel, The Temple of Gold, he has written more than two dozen books, both fiction and nonfiction.

Author biography courtesy of Newmarket Press.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Harry Longbaugh (No Way to Treat a Lady) and S. Morgenstern (The Princess Bride and The Silent Gondoliers)
    2. Hometown:
      New York, New York
    1. Date of Birth:
      August 12, 1931
    2. Place of Birth:
      Chicago, Illinois
    1. Education:
      B.A., Oberlin College, 1952; M.A., Columbia University, 1956

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  • Posted March 23, 2011

    Brilliant novel, but this NookBook needs a proofreader!

    "Magic" is one of those really great movies that nobody knows about, so when I saw that the original novel was available on Nook, I snapped it up and I was not disappointed.

    This is a great, suspenseful read about a magician/ventriloquist who flees fame to "get his head on straight" by returning to his childhood home. I don't want to give more away, because there are plenty of exciting surprises, but if you know the movie, you'll find it was quite faithful to the book.

    I would have given this five stars, but I had to take one away for the condition of the eBook. It looks as though whoever put this together just scanned the pages from the book and then didn't bother to correct the things that the computer couldn't quite make out. Sometimes the main character's name was "Corky"--which is correct--but many times, it was "Gorky." He went to the Catskills, but sometimes he was suddenly in the "CaHills". The errors were frequent enough to jog me out of the flow of the narrative.

    I hope somebody who can do something about this will read it and act on it, but I doubt it.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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