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A Case of Curiosities
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harcourt
Publication date January 1, 1992
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780151157938
ISBN-10 0151157936
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.75 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.50 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $19.95
§As reported by publisher
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After acquiring the skills of an expert enamelist and watchmaker as a child in preindustrial Europe, Claude Page flees to Paris and struggles with the help of friends to invent his greatest device
Amazon.com description: Product 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 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.




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Hardcover
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from Harcourt (January 1, 1992)
9780151157938 | details & prices | 6.75 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $19.95
About: After acquiring the skills of an expert enamelist and watchmaker as a child in preindustrial Europe, Claude Page flees to Paris and struggles with the help of friends to invent his greatest device
Paperback
Book cover for 9780156012898 Book cover for 9780345380579
 
Reprint edition from Mariner Books (August 1, 2001)
9780156012898 | details & prices | 360 pages | 6.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $21.95
About: After acquiring the skills of an expert enamelist and watchmaker as a child in preindustrial Europe, Claude Page flees to Paris and struggles with the help of friends to invent his greatest device.
Reprint edition from Ballantine Books (February 1, 1993); titled "Case of Curiosities"
9780345380579 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.77 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $10.00
About: After acquiring the skills of an expert enamelist and watchmaker as a child in preindustrial Europe, Claude Page flees to Paris and struggles with the help of friends to invent his greatest device

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