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Magic Christian, The

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The Magic Christian, first published in 1959, is a satiric novel chronicling the madcap misdeeds and practical jokes of billionaire Guy Grand. Grand, whose mission in life is to create a joyful havoc using his unlimited wealth and creative imagination, believes that “there is nothing so degrading or so distasteful that someone won't do it for money.” The Magic Christian was the basis for the 1969 film of the same name starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr. Also available as a kindle ebook, search ASIN B00V3UME2I.

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This is the tale of Guy Grand, eccentric billionaire and the last of the big spenders. His ultimate goal is to prove his theory that there is nothing too degrading or too distasteful that someone won't do for money. In Grand's world, everyone has a price and he is all too willing to pay it.

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An enormously funny and satisfying satire. --The Spectator

As hilarious as a book can be... The Magic Christian is one of those books that has long warranted a reissue and now that it s here you should all make haste and snap one up... A rare gem, one to be sought out and one to be held dear. --Bookmunch

An authentic artist, a true original. --The Guardian

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