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A Case Of Curiosities.

Kurzweil, Allen.

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ISBN 10: 0151157936 / ISBN 13: 9780151157938
Editore: NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1992)., 1992
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First Edition. Octavo, maroon cloth spine over beige paper covered boards. 358pp. Kurzweil is one of the Granta 20 chosen modern fiction writers. This copy SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. A fresh, very tight, pristine and unread copy in a brilliant, crisp and sharp price clipped dust jacket. Virtually as new this is a fine copy in a very near fine dust jacket. Codice inventario libreria 02738

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Titolo: A Case Of Curiosities.

Casa editrice: NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1992).

Data di pubblicazione: 1992

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione libro:Near Fine

Condizione sovraccoperta: Dust Jacket Included

autografato: Signed by Author(s)

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In France, on the eve of the Revolution, a young man named Claude Page sets out to become the most ingenious and daring inventor of his time. In the course of a career filled with violence and passion, Claude learns the arts of enameling and watchmaking from an irascible, defrocked abbé, apprentices himself to a pornographic bookseller, and applies his erotic erudition to the seduction of the wife of an impotent wigmaker. But it is Claude's greatest device-a talking mechanical head-that both crowns his career and leads to an execution as tragic as that of Marie Antoinette, and far more bizarre.

Hailed by critics for the shimmering brilliance of its inventions and its uncanny fidelity to the textures of the past, A Case of Curiosities places

Allen Kurzweil securely in the ranks of the finest literary artists of our time.


Tells of the bizarre adventures of an 18th-century watchmaker and mechanical wizard - Claude Page. Maimed by surgery at the age of 12, his manual dexterity destines him to become one of Europe's most gifted inventors when he acquires the skills of the enamelist and watchmaker.

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