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Nightmare Alley is American author William Lindsay Gresham's first and best-known work. The novel - most admired by noir fiction fans - was published in 1946, adapted into a film in 1947 starring Tyrone Power and subsequently printed as a graphic novel by Spain Rodriquez. During the 1940s Gresham worked as an editor for a genuine crime pulp magazine in New York, during which period he wrote this book; characters range from hustlers to Machiavellian femme fatales in a dark world of show business. Stan Carlisle is an ambitious 'carny' who eventually becomes a spiritualist for the rich and gullible. It appears that the world is at his feet, but not everything is as it seems.

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ISBN:
9781843794820
Author:
Gresham, William Lindsay
Publisher:
Naxos Audiobooks
Read by:
Sims, Adam
Subject:
Crime
Subject:
General-General
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
OTHER
Language:
English

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"Synopsis" by , Nightmare Alley is American author William Lindsay Gresham's first and best-known work. The novel - most admired by noir fiction fans - was published in 1946, adapted into a film in 1947 starring Tyrone Power and subsequently printed as a graphic novel by Spain Rodriquez. During the 1940s Gresham worked as an editor for a genuine crime pulp magazine in New York, during which period he wrote this book; characters range from hustlers to Machiavellian femme fatales in a dark world of show business. Stan Carlisle is an ambitious 'carny' who eventually becomes a spiritualist for the rich and gullible. It appears that the world is at his feet, but not everything is as it seems.
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