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True History of the Ghost: And All About Metempsychosis

John Henry Pepper

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ISBN 10: 1108044344 / ISBN 13: 9781108044349
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Paperback. 60 pages. Dimensions: 8.4in. x 5.4in. x 0.3in.Chemist and illusionist John Henry Pepper (1821-1900) lectured at the Royal Polytechnic Institution in London, and incorporated experiments, illusions and magic lanterns into his popular science lectures. In 1862 he developed a stage-show illusion called the ghost. This involved using strategically placed pieces of glass and specific lighting in order to create the illusion of ghostly figures on stage. The illusion was immensely popular in the second half of the nineteenth century - it was visited by royalty, and Peppers show toured to America, Canada and Australia. In this book, first published in 1890, Pepper details the history of the ghost and the process of carrying out the illusion. Peppers Ghost is considered to be a precursor to cinema, and this book will be of interest to those studying the development of popular nineteenth-century culture, the entertainment industry, and the origins of cinema. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. N° de ref. de la librería 9781108044349

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Título: True History of the Ghost: And All About ...

Editorial: Cambridge University Press

Encuadernación: Paperback

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Chemist and illusionist John Henry Pepper (1821-1900) lectured at the Royal Polytechnic Institution in London, and incorporated experiments, illusions and magic lanterns into his popular science lectures. In 1862 he developed a stage-show illusion called 'the ghost'. This involved using strategically placed pieces of glass and specific lighting in order to create the illusion of ghostly figures on stage. The illusion was immensely popular in the second half of the nineteenth century - it was visited by royalty, and Pepper's show toured to America, Canada and Australia. In this book, first published in 1890, Pepper details the history of 'the ghost' and the process of carrying out the illusion. 'Pepper's Ghost' is considered to be a precursor to cinema, and this book will be of interest to those studying the development of popular nineteenth-century culture, the 'entertainment industry', and the origins of cinema.

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'Pepper's Ghost' was a popular stage illusion in the nineteenth century, and is considered to be a precursor to cinema. In this 1890 book, the man who brought it to the stage, John Henry Pepper (1821-1900), details the history and method of the illusion.

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