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A Case Of Curiosities.

Kurzweil, Allen.

Editore: NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1992)., 1992
ISBN 10: 0151157936 / ISBN 13: 9780151157938
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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)


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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Riassunto: 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.

Dal risvolto interno: Hailed by critics for its brilliance, A CASE OF CURIOSITIES begins In France, on the eve of the Revolution, when young man named Claude Page sets out to become the most ingenious and daring inventor of his time. In the courst of his career filled with violence and passion, Claude learns and creates many things. But his greatest device, a talking mechanical head, leads to an execution as tragic as that of Marie Antoinette, and far more bizarre.
"Captivating...marvelously re-creates an unfamiliar world [and] also successfully imitates the style of writing associated with novelists of the age."

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Libreria: Brillig Books
Indirizzo: Wilkinsburg, PA, U.S.A.

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