Intro::The Prestige


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The Prestige is a 1995 novel by British writer Christopher Priest. The novel is epistolary in structure; that is, it purports to be a collection of real diaries that were kept by the protagonists and later collated. The title derives from the novel's fictional practice of stage illusions having three parts: the setup, the performance, and the prestige (effect).<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }} – Christopher Priest states he created the terms in 1995.</ref>

The novel received the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for best fiction and the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel.<ref name="WWE-1996">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

The Prestige sections
Intro  Plot   Critical reception   Awards and nominations  2006 film adaptation  See also  References and notes  External links