A Case of Curiosities [1] – Kurzweil, Allen

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ISBN: 0151157936

Title: A Case of Curiosities

Author: Kurzweil, Allen

Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, New York

Publication Date: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Book Condition: NF-
D-j Condition: F

Comments: Remainder mark on bottom edge. Small mark at bottom of front board.


Synopsis:
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.

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ISBN: 0151157936

Title: A Case of Curiosities

Author: Kurzweil, Allen

Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, New York

Publication Date: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Book Condition: NF-
D-j Condition: F

Comments: Remainder mark on bottom edge. Small mark at bottom of front board.


Synopsis:
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.

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