A Case Of Curiosities

Allen Kurzwell

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Penquin Books
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year:
Edition: Reprint

Description: 358 pages. Book is in Very good condition throughout.

Publishers Description: 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 watch making 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.

ISBN: 0140176179

(128647)

358 pages. Book is in Very good condition throughout.

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