Nightmare Alley: Film Tie In: The rediscovered American noir classic

Author(s): William Lindsay Gresham

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A cool, cruel, rediscovered classic of American noir, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Guillermo del Toro.'Read and shudder. And relish' Guardian'A creepy, all-too-harrowing masterpiece' Washington PostStanton Carlisle, employed as a carny at a travelling circus watches their freak-show geek - an abject alcoholic, the object of the voyeuristic crowd's gleeful disgust and derision - and wonders how a man could fall so low. There's no way in hell, he vows, that anything like that will ever happen to him.Unlike the tragic figure he sees before him, Stan is young, clever and ambitious and quick to learn from the other carnival acts. Initially teaming up with a beautiful but vulnerable woman as part of a double act in which he mesmerises her, Stan soon leaves his circus days behind him, becoming a successful spiritualist who exploits the weak and the wealthy.But even the very best con men can meet their match....With a new introduction from James Smythe, Nightmare Alley is a forgotten classic of Depression-era America; a brilliant, horrifying, compulsive journey into the true darkness of the human mind.

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  • : 9781526640864
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : November 0000
  • : {"length"=>["7.795"], "width"=>["5.079"], "units"=>["Inches"]}
  • : books

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  • : 400
  • : 813.52
  • : English
  • : Paperback
  • : William Lindsay Gresham