The Arts of Deception: Playing with Fraud in the Age of Barnum

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The Arts of Deception: Playing with Fraud in the Age of Barnum [Paperback]

James W. Cook
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Concordance (learn more)
These are the 100 most frequently used words in this book.

african  almost  american  art  audiences  automaton  barnum  between  business  career  case  century  city  cultural  curiosity  deception  described  during  early  entertainment  even  example  exhibition  fact  far  few  first  form  great  hand  harnett  herrmann  himself  history  however  ing  kempelen  kind  late  later  least  less  little  long  machine  maelzel  magic  magician  man  market  mermaid  might  modern  museum  new  newspaper  nothing  now  object  often  old  own  painting  part  particular  peale  perhaps  place  platt  popular  public  questions  rather  real  scientific  see  seems  sense  show  showman  simply  social  something  sort  stage  still  thing  time  tion  tricks  trompe  two  urban  viewers  white  work  years  yet  york  young 

Text Stats
These statistics are computed from the text of this book. (learn more)
Readability (learn more) Compared with other books
Fog Index:  19.9
96% are easier
4% are harder
Flesch Index:  25.9
89% are easier
11% are harder
Flesch-Kincaid Index:  17.1
97% are easier
3% are harder
Complexity (learn more)
Complex Words:  20%
73% have fewer
27% have more
Syllables per Word:  1.8
77% have fewer
23% have more
Words per Sentence:  30.2
96% have fewer
4% have more
Number of
Characters:  481,620
60% have fewer
40% have more
Words:  75,135
58% have fewer
42% have more
Sentences:  2,486
37% have fewer
63% have more
Fun stats
Words per Dollar:  2,747  
Words per Ounce:  4,083  

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