Levitation: Physics and Psychology in the Service of Deception

Hypnotic gestures, fancy clothes, and lovely assistants - these things may make the magician, but science makes the magic. This is the true story of the most dazzling illusion ever performed on stage, featuring a cast of characters almost too good to be true. The Scientist: John Neville Maskelyne, the oh-so-proper magician and the trick's creator. The American: Harry Kellar couldn't buy Maskelyne's illusion, so he found a more devious way to get it. The Inventor: Guy Jarrett, the rough-and-tumble engineer who perfected the "Levi". The Heir: Howard Thurston, the charismatic performer who inherited the Levi from Kellar... and then ruined it!
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Written by

Jim Ottaviani

Art by

Janine Johnston


Graphic Novels Historical

About Book

Page Count

71 Pages

Print Release Date

July 18 2007

Digital Release Date

October 31 2012

Age Rating

12+ Only


Jim Ottaviani. Janine Johnston.

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