This is a story of Sexual and cultural chicanery, taking the hero from university to a West End gallery and a stately home on the skids before we reach the eventful unveiling of Hogarth's hitherto unknown painting of himself skeptically examining a painting of himself painting a scene from the Rape of the Lock. For this farce of erotic and artistic illusion, John Fuller has used the stanza which Pushkin invented for Eugene Onegin. The illusionists belongs to the neglected tradition of the comic verse tale, and provides in addition to the colourful narrative an array of riddles, dreams, jokes, verbal games, satirical set-pieces and playful digressions on a variety of subjects.
Used availability for John Fuller's The Illusionists
November 1980 : UK Hardback
January 1980 : UK Hardback