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Barnum Museum
by Steven Millhauser


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"The Barnum Museum" is a combination waxworks, masked ball, and circus sideshow masquerading as a collection of stories. Within its pages, note such exhibits as: a study of the strategies used by the participants in the game of "Clue"; a dilettante who constructs an imaginary woman, and loses her to an imaginary man; and a legendary magician so skilled at sleight-of-hand that he is pursued by police for the crime of erasing the line between the real and the conjured.  Read more...


 
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Overview

"The Barnum Museum" is a combination waxworks, masked ball, and circus sideshow masquerading as a collection of stories. Within its pages, note such exhibits as: a study of the strategies used by the participants in the game of "Clue"; a dilettante who constructs an imaginary woman, and loses her to an imaginary man; and a legendary magician so skilled at sleight-of-hand that he is pursued by police for the crime of erasing the line between the real and the conjured. Ingeniously written, each exhibit in "The Barnum Museum"--including the story upon which the movie "The Illusionist" was based--will compel you to continue reading, luring you to the next. Originally published by Poseidon Press in 1990, Dalkey Archive Press in 2007, now available again.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781564781796
  • ISBN-10: 1564781798
  • Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
  • Publish Date: September 1997
  • Page Count: 240
  • Reading Level: Ages 22-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.47 x 5.54 x 0.71 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.79 pounds

Series: American Literature (Dalkey Archive)

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