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Introducing Harry Houdin—one of the most versatile performers you've never heard of. Born decades before the great Harry Houdini
, he claimed to be the nephew of Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin
, the famous French conjurer of the 19th century.
Houdin, who billed himself as "The Great Polynational Mimic," toured Australia and New Zealand between 1860 and 1863 with a one-man act featuring drawing-room magic and international impersonations done to song and dance.
Harry Houdin: The Great Polynational Mimic is the first formal work of research written about this virtually unknown, albeit colorful, entertainer.
1st edition 2013, 27 pages.
word count: 4770 which is equivalent to 19 standard pages of text